This highly anticipated show opened with blues and gospel/dub band Sit Down, Servant!! featuring Canadian guitar genius, Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar) and Stephane Beaudin on drums. Johnson and his band got the crowd rocking and was the perfect segue to the second half of the show.
Joe Satriani is a renowned guitar player who has played guitar for Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, and collaborated with greats like guitarist Brian May.
Last night Satriani's band wasted no time tapping into the crowd, sending a rhythmic pulse through the room. Satriani let his proficiency on the guitar shine through when he broke into The Crush of Love. The song blended into a musical battle with guitarist Mike Keneally. Both men showed their diversity in style, tearing the house down to uproarious applause.
A rainbow of signature Fender Stratocaster guitars glistened across the stage and when Satriani made his guitar's whammy bar scream out the high notes, the audience held its breath.
Satriani kept the audience moving and did not let up for a moment, with music from his incredible fourteenth album Unstoppable Momentum, and some older favourites like, Flying in a Blue Dream, Satch Boogie, Surfing With the Alien, and Always With Me, Always with You.
It was a satisfying show to say the least, and yelled out for an ovation at the end, to which Satriani graciously complied. It was a night to remember.
For more info on Satriani's tour, click on this link to his website.