Review: Joe Satriani, at Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Guitar Legend Joe Satriani brought his Wormhole tour to the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, promoting his new album 'Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards'.
The event had sold out and the crowd were in for a treat with a whopping two-and-a-half hour set which included hits such as Satch Boogie (as featured on Guitar Hero), Surfing With The Alien and songs from the new album.
Doors opened at around 7:30 and fans were keen to venture in and familiarise themselves with the tremendous surroundings of the Symphony hall.
The support act, Simon McBride, soon came to the stage and after a slow start, it was clear as to why this band had been picked to support Joe Satriani's Tour.
The band delivered a tight, powerful, bluesy performance and Simon's soloing was superb. A truly talented band and a wonderful addition to the night which surprised even the hardcore Satriani fans.
After the interval, the lights dimmed and Joe Satriani soon hit the stage to a cheering audience.
Joe certainly didn't disappoint as the 24-song set explored his back catalogue pleasing the crowd with his more popular songs as well.
The mystical twist applied to his bluesy, rock precision is what makes Joe and his shows so unique.
The encore and crowd interaction ended the night with a standing ovation and a more than satisfied audience.
If given the opportunity this is an artist not to be missed.