Guitar maestro Joe Satriani performs in India this month

MUMBAI: After the Sultan of Swing Mark Knopfler it is now the turn of another guitar legend Joe Satriani to take India by storm. Satriani will perform in Mumbai at the MMRDA Grounds on 13 May, in Kolkata on 15 May and in Bangalore at the Palace Grounds on 17 May 2005.



Fans can buy tickets from any Planet M outlet. They can also log on to For bulk inquiries they can send an email to VHI is the channel partner for the event. The channel will show clips of the concert as well as interview clips with Satriani.



This will be Satriani’s first visit to India and he is indeed very excited. He says, “India is a country of music lovers and I have always wanted to play here. I am waiting to meet all my fans in India at my concert.”

Satriani is one of the most technically accomplished and widely respected guitarists to emerge in recent times. Amongst his million’s of fans are actors Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham, ad man Prahlad Kakar and model Marc Robinson.



Satriani who is known as the God of Guitar taught Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde (Primus) , David Bryson (Counting Crows) and jazz- fusion player Charlie Hunter. Satriani still remains head and shoulders above most guitar gods through sheer good taste.

Born in 1956 Satriani was inspired by Guitar legend Jimmy Hendrix. He picked up the guitar at the age of 14 although he was initially more interested in the drums. His first full –length solo albumNot of this Earth made ripples in the rock guitar community.

Some of his other hits include Surfing With the Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream, One Big Rush, The Extremist and the Grammy nominated Engines of Creation which many say is his most daring creation ever.

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