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Joe Satriani Announces ‘What Happens Next’ Album + G3 2018 Tour With John Petrucci + Phil Collen

Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Undoubtably, Joe Satriani is one of the greatest living guitarists, having proven his track record over nearly 40 years. He’s not stopping anytime soon, as the maestro has announced his upcoming 16th solo record, What Happens Next, which is out Jan. 12, as well as the 2018 edition of his G3 tour.

What Happens Next features Satriani and an excellent pair of musicians to back him up — Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath on bass and Red Hot Chili PeppersChad Smith on drums. It’s the first time Satriani and Smith have worked together since collaborating in Chickenfoot.

It’ll be the perfect backdrop to go into the upcoming G3 tour, where he will be joined by Dream Theater‘s John Petrucci and Def Leppard‘s Phil Collen. It’ll make for an insanely packed edition of the guitar tour, which has previously featured other guitar gods like Steve Vai, Robert Fripp, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen and more.

Of the tour, Satriani says, “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 addition, Satriani’s son ZZ will be releasing his new documentary, Beyond the Supernova. The doc shows Joe touring with his band and crew on their most recent Shockwave Supernova tour through Europe and Asia. The documentary debuts at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October.

Pre-order What Happens Next right here, and see where the G3 tour will be going.

What Happens Next Track Listing:

1. Energy
2. Catbot
3. Thunder High on the Mountain
4. Cherry Blossoms
5. Righteous
6. Smooth Soul
7. Headrush
8. Looper
9. What Happens Next
10. Super Funky Badass
11. Invisible
12. Forever and Ever

2018 G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:

Jan. 11 – Seattle, Wash. @ The Moore Theatre
Jan. 12 – Salem, Ore. @ Historic Elsinore Theatre
Jan. 13 – Reno, Nev. @ Grand Sierra Theatre
Jan. 14 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
Jan. 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah @  Delta Hall at Eccles Theater
Jan. 17 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
Jan. 18 – Mesa, Ariz. @  Mesa Arts Center
Jan. 19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 20 –  San Diego, Calif. @ Balboa Theatre
Jan. 21 – Tucson, Ariz. @  Fox Tucson Theatre
Jan. 24 – Theatre Denver, Colo. @ Historic Paramount
Jan. 26 – Irving, Texas @ The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory
Jan. 27 – Austin, Texas @  Austin City Limits – Moody Theater
Jan. 28 – Houston, Texas @  Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Jan. 30 – Orlando, Fla. @  Hard Rock Live
Jan. 31 – Jacksonville, Fla. @ Florida Theatre
Feb. 1 – Pompano Beach, Fla. @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
Feb. 2 – Fort Myers, Fla. @ Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall
Feb. 3 – St. Petersberg, Fla. @ Mahaffey Theater
Feb. 6 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
Feb. 8 – Wallingford, Ct. @ Toyota Presents Oakdale
Feb. 9 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Landmark Theatre
Feb. 10 – Albany, N.Y. @ Palace Theatre
Feb. 11 – Greensburg, P.A. @ The Palace Theatre
Feb. 14 – Washington, DC. @ Warner Theatre
Feb. 15 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre
Feb. 16 – New York, N.Y. @ Beacon Theatre
Feb. 17 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Merriam Theater
Feb. 18 – Newark, N.J. @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Feb. 20 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Auditorium Theatre
Feb. 21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Massey Hall
Feb. 22 – Northfield, Ohio @ Hard Rock Live
Feb. 23 – Chicago, Ill. @ Chicago Theatre
Feb. 24 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ State Theatre
Feb. 25 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Riverside Theater

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