Joe Satriani, instrumental rock guitarist extraordinaire, will be kicking off the G3 Tour, which also features John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Phil Collen of Def Leppard, on January 11, 2018 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA. The tour coincides with the release of Satriani’s forthcoming release and 16th solo album, What Happens Next, which is scheduled to be released on January 12, 2018.
The G3 Tour will make its way across the United States, ending on February 25, 2018 on Milwaukee, WI. There is also a special pre-tour sale, which gives fans an opportunity to purchase tickets, the new album and VIP packages.
The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani on guitar and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Satriani for the first time since their work in the super group Chickenfoot. Satriani is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.
These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from Satriani’s other work.
Since debuting in 1996, The G3 Tour has features some of the world’s greatest and legendary guitarists, ranging from Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather, and Robert Fripp and has consistently sold out many a concert halls in the US, South America, Europe, Australia and Japan. “I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” SATRIANI says with a laugh, “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild – it’s everything you could want in a show.”
For two decades, Satriani has traveled the world, playing to sold out venues, both as a headliner and also with the G3 Tour. Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold, with 15 Grammy nominations between them. His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.
Joe’s touring band: Mike Keneally (guitar and keyboards), Bryan Beller (bass), Joe Travis (drums).
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