Joe Satriani

Surfing to Shockwave Tour

Joe Satriani pictured holding a red electric guitar.

Release Date: March 4, 2016 This content is archived.

“Joe Satriani has proven himself to be one of the most imaginative, brilliant and talented rock guitarists ever to strum six strings. ”
Rolling Stone Magazine

Buffalo, NY- The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents Joe Satriani on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00pm. Tickets are $31 to $59 and are on sale now. VIP packages are also available.

Joe Satriani’s
45-date "Surfing to Shockwave" tour celebrates "30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry," a phrase coined in a June 2014 career-defining retrospective feature in Rolling Stone. He will spotlight music from his first solo album, "Not of this Earth" through his latest release, his 15th solo album, 2015’s "Shockwave Supernova."

Satriani is the world's most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more for his side band Chickenfoot) and 15 Grammy nominations, not to mention reigning champ of nearly every guitar poll that's ever existed. He has consistently advanced the artistry of the instrument he dedicated himself to on September 18, 1970 (the day his idol Jimi Hendrix died).

Joe’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar.

Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm) and  To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit or

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