Satriani, Glenn Hughes LP; G3 Tour With Phil Collen

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Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani announced today (Sept. 18) the release of a power trio album, What Happens Next, that also features Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. The LP is scheduled for January 12, 2018 via Sony’s Legacy Recordings.

Satriani is also reviving his G3 tour entity, with Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen. The tour launches on January 11. A special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages. Tickets will be available here.

The new, instrumental album reunites Satriani and Smith for the first time since their work in Chickenfoot. Frequent Satriani collaborator producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser also returns.

The announcement describes  several songs on What Happens Next: “From the dynamic opening track, ‘Energy’, to the majestic crunch of ‘Thunder High On The Mountain’ and the easy, sensual cords of ‘Smooth Soul’.”

Since 1996, Satriani’s G3 tour has featured great guitarists including Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather and Robert Fripp. “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,” said Satriani. “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.”

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A new documentary, Beyond the Supernova, shot by Satriani’s filmmaker son, ZZ, will make its debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival this October. The tour documentary chronicles the band’s last “Shockwave Supernova” tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Satriani’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide with 15 Grammy nominations. His side project, Chickenfoot, features former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Smith.

Watch Satriani perform “Always With Me, Always With You”

What Happens Next Track Listing

Energy
Catbot
Thunder High On The Mountain
Cherry Blossoms
Righteous
Smooth Soul
Headrush
Looper
What Happens Next
Super Funky Badass
Invisible
Forever And Ever

2018 G3 Tour featuring Satriani, Petrucci and Collen

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

(All dates on sale Sept. 22 except * on-sale Oct. 6.)

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