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

By Jackson Maxwell                                                                   Photo: Joseph Cutlice

Joe Satriani is back in the game.

The legendary guitarist has announced his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, and the 2018 iteration of his G3 Tour, which will feature Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen.

What Happens Next was recorded with a remarkable power trio: Satriani on guitar, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Country Communion) on bass and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Satriani for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot.

For the album, Satriani was once again joined by producer/engineer/mixer Mike Fraser, his frequent collaborator over the last 20 years.

What Happens Next is set for a January 12 release.

The G3 tour—featuring Petrucci and Collen—launches on January 11 in Seattle, WA and continues across the U.S. before winding up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.

“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 said of the tour. “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.”

On top of all this, 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 Joe, along with his band and crew, on their last Shockwave Supernova tour throughout Europe and Asia.

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. Click here for more information, pre-sale opportunities and specific market pre-sale and on-sale dates.

You can check out the tracklist for What Happens Next, and the full itinerary of Satriani’s 2018 G3 tour below.

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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 8    Toyota Presents Oakdale    Wallingford, CT *
February 9    Landmark Theatre              Syracuse, NY *
February 10    Palace Theatre                  Albany, NY *
February 11    The Palace Theatre           Greensburg, PA *
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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