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Joe Satriani Music Without Words single 2015(Los Angeles, CA) World-renowned guitarist,  and United Nations Musical Director ROBIN DIMAGGIO, recently teamed up to compose a new song entitled, “Music Without Words” set for a digital release on November 4th.  A portion of all proceeds raised from downloads and streams will be donated to support UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The song was first unveiled at the June 30th “Annual Presidential General Assembly of the UN 69th Session Gala” in New York City after being co-written by the two exclusively for the special event.  The Assembly and Gala featured world dignitaries as well as the Heads of States from nations across the globe.

Accompanying the song is a dramatic music video directed by Ramin Ouladi, Los Angeles-based director, cinematographer, and editor, who developed the video concept.  “Joe and I had a concept of doing a song about healing, where the music spoke without words. That’s why I think we called it ‘Music Without Words.’” DiMaggio explains. “When it came time to add some images, it was tough to create abundance through visual statements. Ramin was the perfect addition. He brought a palette of pastels needed to make the story sync with the music.”

The video is premiering today on YAHOO! and can be viewed at  music.yahoo.com.   DiMaggio offers, “I am sure that when the audience, young and wisely aged, watches this, they will feel the message, whether they just listen to the audio or intensely watch the video.” 

“Collaborating with Robin evolved naturally,” SATRIANI says. “Starting with him challenging me to create a melody that would touch the hearts of seven billion people, a call to humanity; a message of love. I’m thrilled with the song and this video fits the music perfectly.”

The song also features vocals from Ms. Monet, a Grammy-award winning vocalist, songwriter and performer who has sung with everyone from Boz Scaggs to Faith Hill, Toto and Queen Latifah.  It was DiMaggio’s decision, as the producer, to blend the beauty of Ms. Monet’s vocals with SATRIANI‘s guitar to create such an incredibly moving piece.

SATRIANI recently released 15th solo album, “Shockwave Supernova” and is celebrating his 30th year as a recording artist with the “Surfing to Shockwave” 2016 Tour. U.S. dates begin in late February and continue through April (see current itinerary below). SATRIANI is the world’s most commercially successful solo guitar performer, with six gold and platinum discs to his credit (including one more gold award for the debut album by his band Chickenfoot), and sales in excess of 10 million copies.  The critically acclaimed guitarist also has 15 Grammy nominations for songs such as “Always With Me, Always With You,” “The Crush Of Love,” and “Summer Song,” as well as full albums like Surfing With The AlienThe Extremist and Super Colossal.

Robin DiMaggio is known as one of the world’s premiere drummers and classical/world percussionists. Robin is also a highly skilled songwriter, composer, conductor, arranger, producer, engineer, and instrumentalist. He has toured and recorded with veterans such as Paul Simon, David Bowie, Jackson Browne, Diana Ross, Tupac, Dr. Dre, Luther Vandross, Lil Jon, Martina McBride, Daft Punk, Johnny Cash, and Chris Isaak, as well as with acclaimed world musicians, sitarist/composer Ravi Shankar and violin maestro L. Shankar. Robin was Musical Director and drummer for late-night TV’s Arsenio Hall Show on CBS Syndication, and TBS’ Lopez Tonight, hosted by George Lopez.  He has appeared on David Letterman, performed at the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, World Music Awards in Monte Carlo, and the MTV Music Awards. Robin produced former Eagles guitarist Don Felder’s 2012 album, Road to Forever, and Stephen Bishop’s 2014 release, Be Here Then. For the fifth straight year, Robin has been assigned the returning position of Music Director for the United Nations, where one of his many responsibilities includes coordinating musical guests for the official General Assembly Summit in New York City each September at the prestigious Waldorf Astoria.   Robin has some incredible projects in the works, as he is in the preliminary stages of his new vision — the first U.N. School of Art, Culture and Music in Southern California. 

Listen/Purchase “Music Without Words”: http://smarturl.it/Satriani_MWW_iTunes

SATRIANI will tour the U.S. in 2016 featuring an evening of music spotlighting music from his entire

30-year career.  Dates are as follows:

 “Surfing to Shockwave” Tour Itinerary:

February 25                        Paramount Theatre                                        Seattle, WA

February 26                        Historic Elsinore Theatre                               Salem, OR

February 27                        Grand Sierra Theatre                                      Reno, NV

February 28                        Fox Theater                                                        Oakland, CA

March 1                                Balboa Theatre                                                 San Diego, CA

March 2                                Fox Tucson Theatre                                        Tuscon, AZ *

March 3                                Fox Performing Arts Center                        Riverside, CA

March 4                                Pearl Concert Theater @ Palms Casino   Las Vegas, NV

March 5                                Talking Stick Resort Ballroom                      Scottsdale, AZ

March 7                                Historic Paramount Theatre                        Denver, CO

March 8                                Abraham Chavez Theatre                             El Paso, TX

March 9                                The Majestic Theatre                                     Dallas, TX

March 10                             House of Blues                                                  Houston, TX

March 11                             Laurie Auditorium                                            San Antonio, TX

March 12                             Orpheum Theater                                           New Orleans, LA

March 14                             Iron City                                                               Birmingham, AL

March 15                             Saenger Theatre                                              Pensacola, FL

March 16                             Parker Playhouse                                             Ft. Lauderdale, FL

March 17                             Ruth Eckerd Hall                                               Clearwater, FL

March 18                             Hard Rock Live                                                   Orlando, FL

March 19                             Florida Theatre                                                 Jacksonville, FL

March 21                             Carolina Theatre                                               Durham, NC

March 22                             Knight Theater                                                  Charlotte, NC

March 23                             Symphony Hall                                                  Atlanta, GA **

March 24                             The National                                                      Richmond, VA

March 25                             Sandler Center                                                  Virginia Beach, VA

March 26                             Orpheum Theatre                                           Boston, MA

March 29                             College Street Music Hall                              New Haven, CT

March 30                             Capitol Theatre                                                 Port Chester, NY

March 31                             The Vets                                                              Providence, RI

April 1                                   Tilles Center                                                       Brookville, LI

April 2                                   Lincoln Theatre                                                 Washington, DC

April 4                                   Count Basie Theatre                                       Red Bank, NJ **

April 6                                   Venue to be announced                                               Philadelphia, PA

April 8                                   Danforth Music Hall                                        Toronto, Ontario

April 9                                   UAB Center for the Arts                                                Buffalo, NY

April 10                                 Hard Rock                                                            Cleveland **

April 12                                 Carnegie Music Hall                                         Pittsburgh, PA

April 13                                 Fillmore Detroit                                                                Detroit, MI **

April 14                                 Pabst Theatre                                                    Milwaukee, WI **

April 15                                 Chicago Theatre                                               Chicago, IL **

April 16                                 The Fitzgerald Theatre                                   St. Paul, MN

April 21                                 Grey Eagle Event Centre                                               Calgary

April 22                                 River Creek Casino                                          Enoch, AB

April 24                                 Venue to be announced                                               Vancouver, BC

 

* on sale 11/18

**on sale date 11/13

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