Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani has completed his 14th studio album and following in the tradition of many of its predecessors it has an unusual title: Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards will make its way to stores October 5, 2010.
The 11-track set was recorded and produced by veteran rock producer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica) and includes instrumental support from longtime Satriani drummer Jeff Campitelli and new keyboardist Mike Keneally and bassist Allen Whitman.
The first single, “Light Years Away,” will be released September 7 and tour dates in support of the record have already been announced. Satriani will kick off his world tour in Europe with the first date in Dublin. He’ll return stateside for the first North American leg of the tour playing Atlanta on December 1.
Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards is the first Satriani new studio record (he released a 2-CD live set from Paris in February) since his work with former Van Halen members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Pepper drummer Chad Smith in the rock group Chickenfoot. Their self-titled release drew mixed reviews but sold over 500,000 copies, which is a pretty solid number these days for a debut rock album even if the band is comprised by big name rock veterans.
Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards Tracklisting
- Dream Song
- Pyrrhic Victoria
- Light Years Away
- Littleworth Lane
- The Golden Room
- Two Sides To Every Story
- Wormhole Wizards
- Wind In The Trees
- God Is Crying
DATE – VENUE – LOCATION
12/01/10 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA US
12/02/10 – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre – Pompano Beach, FL US
12/03/10 – House of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL US
12/04/10 – Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL US
12/06/10 – The Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PA US
12/07/10 – Aronoff Center for the Arts – Cincinatti, OH US
12/08/10 – Massey Hall – Toronto, ON CA
12/09/10 – House of Blues – Boston, MA US
12/10/10 – Tower Theatre – Upper Darby, PA US
12/12/10 – Metropolis – Montreal, QC CA
12/13/10 – Nokia Theatre – New York, NY US
12/14/10 – Nokia Theatre – New York, NY US
12/15/10 – The Music Center @ Strathmore – North Bethesda, MD US
12/16/10 – Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI US
12/17/10 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH US
12/19/10 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL US
12/20/10 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO US
12/21/10 – Historic Paramount Theatre – Denver, CO US