Joe Satriani announces new album + tour dates

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani has confirmed the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, for January 12, 2018 through Sony/Legacy Recordings. Along with Satriani shreddage, the new record also features appearances from bassist Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers). Here’s more info from the official announcement:

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.

In addition, Joe Satriani has revived his ‘G3’ tour, inviting guitarists John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Phil Collen (Def Leppard) to join him on the early 2018 trek. New York concerts on the run include Syracuse at the Landmark Theatre on February 9, Albany at the Palace Theatre on February 10, Manhattan at Beacon Theatre on February 16, and Rochester at the Auditorium Theatre on February 20. The jaunt also hits Newark, NJ at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on February 18. Ticket info is TBA. Get all dates below.

In more news, a new documentary titled “Beyond the Supernova,” which was shot by Joe Satriani‘s son, ZZ, will make its premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival next month. The flick follows Joe, plus his band and crew, on their last ‘Shockwave Supernova’ tour throughout Europe and Asia.

Finally, Joe‘s 2014 memoir, Satriani’s Strange Beautiful Music: A Musical Memoir, will be released in paperback (which includes a new chapter) on November 7 (pre-order).

‘G3 Tour’ ft. Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen:

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 25 Uptown Theater Kansas City MO
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