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Joe Satriani: New Album and Tour with Mermen Bassist Allen Whitman

Joe Satriani: Black Swans & Wormhole WizardsRock guitarist Joe Satriani is releasing his 14th solo album, Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards next week, with Mermen bassist Allen Whitman holding down the low end.

“[Allen] has such a unique style, he’s a very creative rock and groove-oriented player,” Satriani shares.

The album, out October 5th, will be supported by a UK tour starting October 17th, with Whitman joining Satriani on the dates.

Tour dates include:

  • October 17, 2010: Manchester Apollo
  • October 18, 2010: Bristol Colston Hall
  • October 19, 2010: London HMV Hammersmith Apollo
  • October 21, 2010: Newcastle City Hall
  • October 22, 2010: Glasgow Clyde Auditorium
  • October 23, 2010: Birmingham Symphony Hall

Preview and download Black Swans & Wormhole Wizards

Satriani has been busy, touring with Chickenfoot, a band comprised of former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, former Van Halen singer Sammy Hagar and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith. Their self-titled debut reached certified gold in the U.S.