Casting Crowns in Concert at The Pete; Palace Hosts Joe Satriani (Thurs., 10/20/22)

Casting Crowns will headline the Petersen Events Center. From student-worship band to arena act, independent albums to top-selling Billboard Christian music act, Casting Crowns have risen meteorically since forming in 1999 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Meanwhile the members, now based in Georgia, haven’t forgotten their roots. Many still continue to minister. This includes frontman Mark Hall, who is also the author of many faith-based books. The moving “Oh My Soul,” from 2016’s The Very Next Thing, addresses his battle with cancer. Casting Crowns broke with their self-titled 2003 album, which went platinum. Their next album, 2005’s Lifesong, won a Grammy for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. Casting Crown’s latest album is Healer, released this January. Cain and Anne Wilson open. 7 p.m. 1001 5th Ave., Uptown. (C.M., R.H.)

Rock guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, and also the lead guitarist of the supergroup Chickenfoot and organizer of G3 collaborations, brings his Earth Tour to Greensburg this month. Satriani has worked with many big-name musicians. He was recruited by Mick Jagger to play on Jagger’s first solo tour, and he has also performed with Deep Purple. Before he broke into the mainstream, Satriani worked as a guitar teacher, shaping the young minds of future rock stars like Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Andy Timmons (Danger Danger), and Steve Vai. Satriani is a 15-time Grammy nominee and is the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time. Satriani’s most recent album is Elephants of Mars, released earlier this year. With all the great guitar players and guitar lovers in Pittsburgh, this concert should be packed. 7:30 p.m. Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. (R.H.)

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