Joe Satriani announces U.S. tour, Hoyt Sherman Place date

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani announced the U.S. leg of his worldwide “Earth Tour” this week, and on the itinerary is a stop at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on Friday, Oct. 7. Reserved seating tickets ($44.50, $59.50, $74.50) will go on sale Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office or

Satriani will be touring in support of his latest release, “The Elephants of Mars,” marking the legendary guitarist’s 19th studio album in his 35+ year career in music.

For over three decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza.  Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them.  His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.

Satriani’s touring band includes Kenny Aronoff (drums), Bryan Beller (bass) and Rai Thistlethwayte (keyboards).