Joe Satriani Rocked
The Canton Palace
Theatre

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Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Kenny Aronoff

Kenny Aronoff

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Kenny Aronoff

Kenny Aronoff

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani

Joe and Kenny

Joe and Kenny

Satch

Satch

October 19, 2022

The sounds of elephants crying rang out from the stage of the Canton Palace Theatre on Sunday night.  However, the circus was not in town. 

 

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani was, and it was he who was making the sounds of elephants from back stage with his guitar.  It all makes sense as Satrinai and his crack three-piece backing band (including Kenny Aronoff on drums) are out supporting Satriani's latest album, The Elephants of Mars

The fifteen time Grammy nominee and former member of Chickenfoot, opened the first set with "Nineteen Eighty" from his Shapeshifting lp. 

Satriani did not do much talking, rather he let the music do the talking for him.

He did however say that he wrote "Blue Foot Groove" for Sammy Hagaar.  He noted that Hagar didn't like it because it had "too many words."  Sammy told Satch to  "just put some more guitar on it."  

The first set had several newer song like "Sahara" and "The Elephants Of Mars" as well as some classics like "Ice 9," "Flying In A Blue Dream" and the set closing "Summer Song."

The second set started with Kenny Aronoff pounding the skins for a great, extended drum solo.  Before he started he yelled out "O-H" to a resounding "I-O" response from the audience.

A variety of songs were played from throughout his career.  Satriani also played a variety of different guitars though the course of his set.

The final four songs had almost everyone jamming along and playing a little air guitar of their own.  "If I Could Fly, "Satch Boogie" and "Surfing With The Alien" closed out an excellent set of classic rock guitar.

Photos and review by Greg Drugan