Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani on stage at Talking Stick Resort.

March 7, 2016

Experience AZ

Photos: Joe Satriani show at Talking Stick Resort

Many talented artists have played at Talking Stick Resort, and last Saturday, March 5, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani played a rocking show.

AZ Big Media Art Director and Photographer Mike Mertes was at the event to take photos. He said the ballroom where Satriani played was packed with many enthusiastic fans, and Satrani played an amazing show filled with some of his best songs.

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Photos: Mike Mertes

Satriani was backed by Marco Minnemann on drums, Bryan Beller on bass and Mike Keneally on keyboard and guitar as Satriani played his Surfing To Shockwave Tour. The tour is celebrating Satriani’s 30-year-long career.

Some of the songs that were played hadn’t been performed in years, Mertes said.

The setlist included:

Shockwave Supernova

Flying in a Blue Dream

Ice 9

Crystal Planet

On Peregrine Wings


If I Could Fly


Crazy Joey

Lost in a Memory

Luminous Flesh Giants

Always With Me, Always With You

God Is Crying

If There Is No Heaven

Goodbye Supernova

Satch Boogie


Big Bad Moon

Surfing With the Alien