An authentic guitar hero. That is the only way to describe the artist Joe Satriani, an authentic legend on the guitar. On 10 July he will visit the town of Burjassot, a municipality situated only five kilometres outside of Valencia, and give what is sure to be one of the major concerts of this summer.
Joe Satriani is widely known in the contemporary music world for having affected famous music masters, such as the guitarists Steve Vai and Kirk Hammett (Metallica), at the beginning of their careers. In 1986, Vai, who back then was known the world over thanks to his performances with the legend David Lee Roth (Van Halen), recognised publicly in a multitude of interviews, as well as in an interview with Guitar Magazine that Satriani has had a decisive influence on his career.
Apart from his exiting solo career, thanks to which he has been nominated for the Grammys 15 times (although he has never been able to take a trophy home), in 1988 Satriani went on tour with Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, as main guitarist. In 1994, Satriani also took part in the world tour of the iconic band Deep Purple.
Among his biggest successes features the Album ‘Surfing with the alien’, released in 1987, which after many years was the first instrumental album to achieve a top chart position in the US. Other important pieces of the guitarist from New York include ‘Flying in a blue dream’ (1989), and above all ‘The extremist’, released in 1992, which brought Satriani international fame, mainly thanks to the hit ‘Summer Song’, which was chosen by Sony as theme music for its massive launch campaign of the discman.
In 1996, Satriani decided to develop an initiative under the name G3, a tour where he shares the stage with two other guitarists, and the New Yorker is the only permanent member of the different tours. Since 2008, Satriani combines his solo work with his role as guitarist of the band Chickenfoot, together with former members of Van Halen and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Satriani’s influences include jazz and rock virtuosi Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Ritchie Balckmore (Deep Purple) or Jimmy Page (Led Zepplin).