Press Release




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

(San Francisco, CA) September 19, 2017 – 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 landing in Toronto at Massey Hall on February 21.  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 here 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                                                                       7 – Headrush

2 – Catbot                                                                       8 – Looper

3 – Thunder High On The Mountain                           9 – What Happens Next

4 – Cherry Blossoms                                                      10 – Super Funky Badass

5 – Righteous                                                                 11 – Invisible

6 – Smooth Soul                                                             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 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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To pre-order What Happens Next, go here