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Support slot on Joe Satriani's world tour
South African Dan Patlansky will showcase his blues-rock guitar riffs when he supports Joe Satriani at Birmingham's Symphony Hall on November 2, 2015.

The 33-year-old from Johannesburg is currently celebrating the success of his latest album, Dear Silence Thieves.

Fetch Your Spade, the second single from the album, has just been released.

First single, Backbite, received 14 weeks of radio play rotation on Planet Rock UK and the station has invited Dan to perform as one of the headliners amongst artists such as Rival Sons, Joanne Shaw Taylor and The Darkness at the Planet Rockstock Festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales, December 4 - 6, 2015.

Dan's debut album, Standing At The Station, was followed in 2004 by his first major label release, True Blues.

Dan Patlansky, Joe Satriani. Birmingham Symphony Hall
True blues: Dan Patlansky (pic: Tarryne Rautenbach)

In February 2005, and again in July 2006, Selwyn Miller, the New Orleans-based manager of David Gates, Bread, Randy Crawford and Petula Clark, took Dan to the Big Easy to widen his audience.

Fender acknowledged his talent with a guitar and amp endorsement, making him only one of six on the continent to enjoy such a privilege.

In 2006 he released Real, with Move My Soul following in 2009 and 20 Stones in 2012. The unplugged Wooden Thoughts appeared in 2013.

After touring Europe in 2013 with Everlast, Dan returned to the continent in October 2014 for another tour to promote the just-released Dear Silence Thieves. He impressed Norway when he headlined the Fjord Blues Festival, with his performance described as 'magic' and a 'religious experience'.

With successful shows in the Netherlands and Germany, Dan ended his European tour by headlining the Horsens Blues Festival in Denmark.

Dan Patlansky, Joe Satriani. Birmingham Symphony Hall
Magic: Dan Patlansky (pic: Laurence Harvey)

In February 2014, Dan supported Bruce Springsteen in front of 64.000 people at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on The Boss's High Hopes tour. Personally approved by Springsteen as support act, this was the biggest audience Dan had ever played to.

His 2015 UK dates with Joe Satriani are:

November 1: 02 Apollo, Manchester;
November 2: Symphony Hall, Birmingham;
November 3: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow:
November 4: City Hall, Sheffield;
November 5: St David's Hall, Cardiff;
November 7: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea;
November 8: Colston Hall, Bristol;
November 9: Guild Hall, Portsmouth;
November 10: Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London.
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Why? Brilliant blues from ace guitarist.
When: November 2, 2015
Phone: 0121 345 0600 (Birmingham Symphony Hall)
Where: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Cost: 34.50 - 38 plus fees
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