World-renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings.
In addition, Satriani will revive his G3 tour entity in 2018 beginning March 16th in Moscow and winding up on April 30th in Birmingham playing shows in many European countries, including the UK. France, Italy, Spain, Poland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Switzerland and more. Satriani has invited Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and the former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth to join him.
Planet Rock Radio will run a 24-hour ticket pre-sale for the UK concerts from Thursday November 9th at 10am via www.planetrock.com. Tickets will then go on sale to the general public from 9am on Friday November 10th from www.ticketline.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.seetickets.com, and direct from the venues.
Each guitarist will perform their own set, followed by a massive jam at the end of the show.
Since its debut in 1996, SATRIANI’s G3 tour has featured the world’s greatest guitarists (everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp) and has become a consistent concert hall sell-out attraction in the U.S., 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.”
In addition to this new album and exciting tour news, a new documentary “Beyond the Supernova” shot by SATRIANI’s filmmaker son, ZZ, makes its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October. The tour documentary chronicles Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.
G3 2018 APRIL UK TOUR
JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI & ULI JON ROTH
Tuesday April 24th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Wednesday April 25th – London, Eventim Apollo
Thursday April 26th – Bristol, Colston Hall
Friday April 27th – Manchester, Apollo
Sunday April 29th – Portsmouth, Guildhall
Monday April 30th – Birmingham, Symphony Hall