Joe Satriani, is ready to release his 14th studio album, <em>Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards</em> October 5. Following the release, Satriani will embark on a world tour, kicking off October 16 in Dublin, Ireland. North American dates will begin on December 1 in Atlanta, with scheduled dates in Chicago, New York, Boston. The second leg of the Satriani’s <em>Black Swans…</em> tour will begin on January 4 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with dates confirmed in Seattle, Portland, Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Nicki Minaj recently sampled the classic Satriani song, "Always With Me Always With You" in her new release, "Right Through Me" from her upcoming debut album, due out this November. "Always With Me Always With You" originally appeared on Satriani’s platinum-selling album, <em>Surfing With The Alien</em>.
Joining Joe on the road will be veteran Satriani bandmate Jeff Campitelli on drums, and newcomers, keyboardist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Steve Vai) and bassist Allen Whitman (Mermen), all of whom recorded with Joe on this album. Satriani’s classic six-string sound has become a staple on the American music scene and is now matched with a surprisingly rich texture of new material as well. All together, both album and tour, Joe Satriani’s Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards promises nothing less than a magical, musical experience that lifts the spirit to take flight.