Preview: G3 featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, and Phil Collen
Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
With the release of his sixteenth solo album, What Happens Next, guitar superhero Joe Satriani is reviving his legendary G3 tour entity and Seattle will have the first opportunity to see this spectacular show, launching January 11 at the historic Moore Theatre.
For this incarnation of the tour format—one that debuted back in 1996—Satriani brings with him Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen. Since its early days, the G3 tour has featured Satriani riffing the world’s stages alongside everyone from Steve Vai and Eric Johnson to Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp. Usually sold out well in advance, these shows are a chance to see the masterful chemistry of the world’s top guitarists as they do what they do best in an unpredictable, and often wild, performance.
On the new album, you’ll find the electrifying work of not only Satriani on guitar but 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 supergroup Chickenfoot.
Don’t miss your chance to catch this dynamic guitarist live with his fellow six-string legends for what’s sure to be a creative and surprising live experience.
Preview by Stephanie Dore