Guitarist Joe Satriani performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Guitarist Joe Satriani performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Friday night, Joe Satriani showed the crowd what slaying the guitar was all about. The guitar virtuoso brought his retrospective tour “Surfing to Shockwave” to The Pearl inside Palms Casino Resort performing songs from throughout his 30-year career including songs he hadn’t played in more than 20 years (Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage)

Guitarist Joe Satriani performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Guitarist Joe Satriani performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage).

The rocking performance included songs “Shockwave Supernova,” “Flying in a Blue Dream” and “Ice 9.” In 1986, Satriani released his first solo album through Relativity Records, Not of This Earth. Fast-forward to 2015 when Satriani released his 15th solo album, Shockwave Supernova to amazing critical acclaim, sparking the idea for the “Surfing to Shockwave” tour.

Guitarist Joe Satriani performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas
Guitarist Joe Satriani performs at The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Denise Truscello / WireImage).

Prior to the show, Satriani helped The Pearl celebrate its 9th anniversary with Palms Casino Resort’s Vice President of Entertainment and Special Events Billy Conn and promoter Danny Zelisko.

Joe Satriani helps The Pearl celebrate its 9th anniversary with Palms Casino Resort’s Vice President of Entertainment and Special Events Billy Conn and promoter Danny Zelisko
Joe Satriani helps The Pearl celebrate its 9th anniversary with Palms Casino Resort’s Vice President of Entertainment and Special Events Billy Conn and promoter Danny Zelisko

Photo credit: The Pearl.

For two decades, Satriani has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza. His 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 front man 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 No. 9.

Satriani’s touring band remains Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keys and guitar.