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July 12, 2007

LOS ANGELES — For over 20 years, guitar virtuosoJOE SATRIANI has amazed and entertained the masses with his unique masteryof the electric guitar. Now, Joe is set to reinvigorate the long-timefaithful and energize a new crop of fans with several exclusive performancedates showcasing his breakthrough album, Surfing with the Alien. Among theintimate stops are the Gramercy Theatre in New York, The House of Blues inChicago and The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles. But perhaps the most exclusivedate will take place in San Francisco at Hyde Street Studio where just 40contest winners will be witness to Joe playing at the very studio whereSurfing was recorded. Tickets will go on sale this Sunday, July 15th at10:00 am (local time) exclusively through and is being offeredat a special, low price of $35 per ticket (plus any applicable facilityfees and ticket service charges per venue). For all information and topurchase tickets, fans must go to

Surfing with the Alien was the album that ignited JOE SATRIANI’s careeras a solo performer. The acclaimed guitarist’s second full-length release,Surfing with the Alien, was originally issued in October 1987 on RelativityRecords. It became a left-field bestseller that reached No. 29 on theBillboard Top 200 and was certified Platinum for US sales of over onemillion copies. It was the first rock guitar instrumental album to reachBillboard’s Top 200 Album Chart. It includes the charting hits “SatchBoogie” and “Surfing With The Alien”, plus the Grammy-nominated “AlwaysWith Me, Always With You”.

On August 7, 2007, Epic/Legacy Recordings will celebrate the 20thanniversary of this groundbreaking album with the release of a newlyexpanded edition of Surfing with the Alien. This meticulously restoredtwo-disc set includes the newly remastered album and a previouslynever-before-seen live show filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1988.It will also feature new liner notes written by Joe and special deluxepackaging featuring photos, notes and other memorabilia from Joe’s personalarchive.

Over the course of his illustrious career, SATRIANI has achieved hugesuccess, selling more than 10 million albums & DVDs worldwide with 12 soloalbums (2 platinum, 4 gold) and 3 platinum DVDs, as well as garnering 14Grammy nominations. Over the last two decades, SATRIANI has traveled theworld, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of theall-star “G3” guitar extravaganza.

After two decades of playing at the top of his game, SATRIANI sums itup best himself, “I’ve toured the world, but I have to say; playing a club,on an intimate stage, this is how it all began and I’m very excited to playthese upcoming shows.”

The Exclusive Club date itinerary is:
August 15 Gramercy Theatre New York, NY
August 16 The House of Blues Chicago, IL
August 17 The Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, CA
August 18 Hyde Street Studio San Francisco, CA

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