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’s 16th studio album, What Happens Next, debuts today at #9 on Billboard’s Top Current Album chart as well as the Top Album Sales Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Album Chart and at #4 on the Top Rock Album Chart. This 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) was originally released on January 12, 2018. 

Industry-renowned Guitar World Magazine, features SATRIANI on the current cover (March 2018 issue) and says of the new album, “What Happens Next, a new album oozing with funkalicious grooves and soulful stylings.”  While Yahoo! called the new album, “…a vortex of serious energy…”

SATRIANI will continue on his G3 tour entity, joined by Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen on the two month trek.  The tour launched on January 11th in Seattle, WA will finish up on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.  SATRIANI will then begin the G3 Europe leg on March 16th with Petrucci again joining, and Uli Roth rounding out the line-up.  The European trek will finish on April 30th in the UK.

For two decades, SATRIANI has traveled the world, playing to sold-out crowds as both a headliner and as founder of the all-star “G3” guitar extravaganza.  His 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.


2018 G3 Tour featuring , John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:

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 12       The Fillmore Detroit                               Detroit, MI

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


2018 G3 Europe Tour featuring , John Petrucci & Uli John Roth itinerary:

March 16           City Hall                                                Moscow, Russia

March 19           Poland Torwar                                       Warsaw, Poland

March 20           Prague Congress Centre                       Prague, Czech Republic

March 21           Incheba Expo Arena                              Bratislava, Slovakia 

March 24           Oslo Konserthus                                   Oslo, Norway

March 25           Royal Stage                                          Aalborg, Denmark

March 26           Filharmonie Filderstadt                          Stuttgart/Filderstadt, Germany

March 27           Stadhalle Offenbach                              Offenbach, Germany

March 28           E Werk                                                 Cologne, Germany

March 29           Tempodrom                                          Berlin, Germany

March 31           De Oosterpoort                                     Groningen, Netherlands

April 2               Auditorium Parco Della Musica              Rome, Italy

April 3               Teatro Verd                                           Florence, Italy

April 4               Teatro  Degli Arcimboldi                        Milan, Italy

April 6               Euskalduna                                           Bilbao, Spain

April 7               Auditori del Forum                                 Barcelona, Spain

April 9               Wizink Center                                        Madrid, Spain

April 11            Volkshaus Zürich                                   Zurich, Switzerland

April 14             Klokgebouw Cultuurhallen                      Eindhoven, Netherlands

April 15             L’Amphithéâtre de la Cité des Congrès   Lyon, France

April 16             La Seine Musicale                                 Paris, France

April 17            Metropole Arena                                    Bordeaux, France

April 18             Zenith                                                   Toulouse, France

April 19             Zenith                                                   Nantes, France

April 21             Stadsschouwburg                                 Antwerp, Belgium

April 23             Zenith                                                   Lille, France

April 24             Cliffs Pavilion                                       Southend, UK

April 25             Hammersmith Apollo                             Hammersmith, UK

April 26             Colston Hall                                          Bristol, UK

April 27             Apollo Manchester                                Manchester, UK

April 29             Portsmouth Guildhall                             Portsmouth, UK

April 30             Symphony Hall                                      Birmingham, UK




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