Ticket Arrived [Joe Satriani]

Awesome moresome

I checked my post box today and I found my ticket for the upcoming – or should I say delayed – tour of Joe Satriani! Sadly, pushed back from 2020, to 2021, then to 2022, now to 2023. I feel like it is going to be a mind blowing show. He released Shapeshifting in April 2020 and then recently Elephants of Mars a few weeks ago on 8th April.

That means the show and the tour is fore 2 albums! Satriani confirmed on his YouTube pre-launch release recently that the show will be 5 or 6 hours to cover all the material. I have wanted to see Joe for so long that I cannot help feel excited already. I know it is a long time yet, over a year, and I will have another birthday by then!

I recently had my birthday on the 10th April, if anyone is interested. I enjoyed a TGI Fridays meal and a walk through a lovely park that feels haunted for some reason. Oh well, now I have to crack on with life and hope that God blesses me with happiness because I struggled deeply with depression over winter, and indeed for many years. The last concert I attended was Genesis in September 2021 which was brilliant.

Should I go on? No. I’ll leave the YouTube link to his new album though. Some psychedelic wizardry indeed :

It says Sahara, but from the album list. if you go to Youtube you can find the whole album there to listen to.

Sahara: Joe Satriani # New Song Drops!

Joe Satriani has graced us today with a new song from upcoming album Elephants of Mars, single song called Sahara. The video premiered on YouTube at 5pm UK time. Again a surprise drop from one of my favourite music artists! Quite a wait until the release which is April. My birthday is April so good timing, he released his last album Shapeshifting in April 2020.

I won’t go into too much detail but the song is clearly painting a clear picture on how this album is going. It takes on vibes of music from different cultures and has a strong space theme. This release comes out of nowhere and I was really excited to hear it. Also, the new album name sounds great… Elephants of Mars. I really hope it keeps that oriental space vibe. It was a great song Sahara, and Satriani says it has nothing to do with a desert but is instead about a man in a sort of spiritual crisis, in the middle of nowhere, and his life internally and externally has stagnated. Deep concepts and a song I thoroughly enjoyed. It is rare I like a song first listen but this was boasting fantastic musicians which Joe has worked with before on Shapeshifting. Accompanying artists are: Henny Aronoff, Bryan Beller and Eric Caudieuh.

Space being the hot topic at the moment and Joe Satriani having used that theme before, albeit not for a while, is going to be great. Coming from the Alien himself I can’t wait to see what the Elephants of Mars is about, is there going to be a big story on Mars? Will he release more songs before the album release? I think so, as most decent artists are doing that before the album drops. The song boasts a catchy theme but has repetition, and this is something that I like from the Satch, because it is all good to play constantly changing patterns, but familiarity can be a game changer nonetheless.

Peace.