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Joe Satriani Announces Release Of ‘What Happens Next’ On January 12th


Tour features Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) & Phil Collen (Def Leppard)

“Beyond the Supernova” Documentary by ZZ Satriani to Premiere at Mill Valley Film Festival – October 14th

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. Just a day prior to the album release, SATRIANI revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen to join him.  The G3 tour launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.  There is a special tour pre-sale promotion giving fans the opportunity to buy concert tickets with the new album as well as VIP packages.  Visit for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.

The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; SATRIANI on guitar and 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. SATRIANI is once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years, on What Happens Next. Fraser is well-known for recording/mixing every AC/DC album since 1990’s The Razors Edge along with his classic works with SATRIANI going back to the release of Crystal Planet in 1998.

These new tracks literally vibrate the soul with an energy rarely found these days. From the dynamic opening track, “Energy”, to the majestic crunch of “Thunder High On The Mountain”, and the easy, sensual cords of “Smooth Soul”. This unparalleled rock-rhythm section gives What Happens Next a depth of groove that sets it apart from SATRIANI’s other work.

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.

Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir first released in May 2014 will now be available in paperback.  Pre-orders are available now with the official release on November 7, 2017.  The paperback version includes a new chapter focusing on SATRIANI’s last album, Shockwave Supernova. Read an excerpt from the new chapter HERE.

For two decades, the guitar virtuoso has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza.  SATRIANI’s studio and live recordings have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide to date and of his many solo albums, two have gone platinum and four others went gold with 15 Grammy nominations between them.  His side project, Chickenfoot, featuring former Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar, former bassist Michael Anthony, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith saw their debut album certified gold and their second studio album debuted at #9.


“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:

January 11            The Moore Theatre                                                Seattle, WA
January 12            Historic Elsinore Theatre                                     Salem, OR
January 13            Grand Sierra Theatre                                             Reno, NV
January 14            Fox Theater                                                            Oakland, CA
January 16            Delta Hall at Eccles Theater                          Salt Lake City, UT *
January 17            Brooklyn Bowl                                                        Las Vegas, NV
January 18            Mesa Arts Center                                                    Mesa, AZ *
January 19            Orpheum Theatre                                               Los Angeles, CA
January 20            Balboa Theatre                                                    San Diego, CA
January 21            Fox Tucson Theatre                                              Tucson, AZ *
January 24            Historic Paramount Theatre                                Denver, CO
January 26            The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory       Irving, TX *
January 27            Austin City Limits – Moody Theater                    Austin, TX
January 28            Hobby Center for the Performing Arts              Houston, TX *
January 30            Hard Rock Live                                                       Orlando, FL *
January 31            Florida Theatre                                                     Jacksonville, FL *

February 1            Pompano Beach Amphitheatre                       Pompano Beach, FL*
February 2            Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall            Fort Myers, FL *
February 3            Mahaffey Theater                                               St. Petersberg, FL *
February 6            Raleigh Memorial Auditorium                              Raleigh, NC
February 14         Warner Theatre                                                    Washington, DC *
February 15         Orpheum Theatre                                                     Boston, MA
February 16         Beacon Theatre                                                      New York, NY *
February 17         Merriam Theater                                                   Philadelphia, PA
February 18         New Jersey Performing Arts Center                   Newark, NJ *
February 20         Auditorium Theatre                                              Rochester, NY *
February 21         Massey Hall                                                             Toronto, ONT
February 22         Hard Rock Live                                                      Northfield, OH
February 23         Chicago Theatre                                                      Chicago, IL *
February 24         State Theatre                                                        Minneapolis, MN
February 25         Riverside Theater                                                 Milwaukee, WI

(All dates on sale September 22nd except * on-sale October 6)
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