Joe Satriani preps new album and G3 tour

Sony/Legacy RecordingsJoe Satriani is ready to take the next step. The legendary guitarist will release his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12, and also plans to hit the road.

For the What Happens Next sessions, Satriani recorded with Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Satriani and Smith previously played together in Chickenfoot, the supergroup also featuring Sammy Hagar and former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony.

One day prior to the album’s release, Satriani will launch a new tour with his G3 project, which in the past has included fellow guitar luminaries such as Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp. This time around, G3 will feature fellow axe-men Phil Collen of Def Leppard and John Petrucci of Dream Theater.

Satriani comments, “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. 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.”

In related news, Satriani’s 2014 autobiography, Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, will be reissued in paperback on November 7. The paperback version includes a new chapter focused on Joe’s last album, 2015’s Shockwave Supernova.

A new documentary about the Shockwave Supernova tour of Europe and Asia, Beyond the Supernova, will debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival in Northern California this October. The film was directed by Joe’s son, ZZ Satriani.

G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen:

1/11 — Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre                                        
1/12 — Salem, OR, Historic Elsinore Theatre                                
1/13 —  Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Theatre                                      
1/14 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
1/16 — Salt Lake City, UT, Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
1/17 — Las Vegas, NV, Brooklyn Bowl
1/18 —  Mesa, AZ, Mesa Arts Center
1/19 — Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
1/20 — San Diego, CA, Balboa Theatre
1/21 — Tucson, AZ,  Fox Tucson Theatre
1/24 — Denver, CO, Historic Paramount Theatre
1/26 — Irving, TX, The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory
1/27 — Austin, TX, Austin City Limits – Moody Theater
1/28 — Houston, TX, Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
1/30 — Orlando, FL, Hard Rock Live
1/31 — Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
2/1 — Pompano Beach, FL, Pompano Beach Amphitheatre                  
2/2 — Fort Myers, FL, Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall      
2/3 — St. Petersburg, FL, Mahaffey Theater                                            
2/6 — Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium                      
2/8 — Wallingford, CT, Toyota Presents Oakdale                              
2/9 — Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre                                            
2/10 — Albany, NY, Palace Theatre                                                  
2/11 — Greensburg, PA, The Palace Theatre                                          
2/14 — Washington, DC, Warner Theatre
2/15 — Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre                                            
2/16 — New York, NY, Beacon Theatre
2/17 — Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater                                              
2/18 — Newark, NJ, New Jersey Performing Arts Center        
2/20 — Rochester, NY, Auditorium Theatre
2/21 — Toronto, ONT, Massey Hall                                                        
2/22 — Northfield, OH, Hard Rock Live                                                    
2/23 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theatre                                                
2/24 — Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre                                                    
2/25 — Milwaukee, WI, Riverside Theater

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