Big 2018 News: Joe Satriani “G3/What Happens Next” World Tour!Friday, November 17th, 2017
BIG 2018 NEWS: JOE SATRIANI/G3 WORLD TOUR!Hey everyone. It’s been over three months. I’ve been mostly holed away in a solo album songwriting cave. Everything ok out there in the world? *listens to panicked shrieks* Uh…hmmm….ok, a mixed bag.
Well, in crazy times like these, what everyone really needs is more music in their lives, right? I say this from a purely objective standpoint, with nothing to gain from stating this universal principle for all to hear. *waits three seconds* And now let me tell you all about some cool musical things I’m up to, and promote some exciting stuff that’s coming up for next year.
*listens to crowd murmuring restlessly*
Too quick on that pivot there?
1. JOE SATRIANI “WHAT HAPPENS NEXT/G3″ 2018 WORLD TOUR
Let’s start with the headline: I’m super excited and grateful to be joining Joe Satriani for his G3/What Happens Next 2018 world tour. He’s a consummate pro, an absolute pleasure to work with, and not like anyone needs me to say this, but he’s also one hell of a guitarist and songwriter (his new album absolutely ROCKS). And I’m beyond thrilled to be doing it with Mike Keneally on guitar/keyboards and Joe Travers on drums. Not only have we been close friends for 25 years and counting, but it was Mike and Joe that gave me the break that started my career in the music business. Hard as this may be to believe, even though we’ve played together in various projects for most of our adult lives, this will be our first true world tour together as a unit. So I think it’s going to be really special.
Lotsa lotsa tour dates below (and more may be added):
JOE SATRIANI/G3 NORTH AMERICA 2018
(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 Theatre 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 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
JOE SATRIANI/G3 EUROPE 2018
(Joe Satriani/John Petrucci/Uli Jon Roth)
MAR 16, 2018 MOSCOW, RU CROCUS CITY HALL
MAR 19, 2018 WARSAW, PL TORWAR
MAR 20, 2018 PRAGUE, CZ PRAGUE CONGRESS CENTRE
MAR 21, 2018 BRATISLAVA, SK INCHEBA EXPO ARENA
MAR 24, 2018 OSLO, NO OSLO KONSERTHUS
MAR 25, 2018 AALBORG, JUTLAND DK ROYAL STAGE
MAR 26, 2018 STUTTGART/FILDERSTADT, DE FILHARMONIE FILDERSTADT
MAR 27, 2018 OFFENBACH, DE STADHALLE OFFENBACH
MAR 28, 2018 COLOGNE, DE E WERK
MAR 29, 2018 BERLIN, DE TEMPODROM
MAR 31, 2018 GRONINGEN, NL DE OOSTERPOORT
APR 02, 2018 ROME, IT AUDITORIUM PARCO DELLA MUSICA
APR 03, 2018 FLORENCE, IT TEATRO VERD
APR 04, 2018 MILAN, IT TEATRO DEGLI ARCIMBOLDI
APR 06, 2018 BILBAO, ES EUSKALDUNA
APR 07, 2018 BARCELONA, ES PALAU SANT JORDI
APR 09, 2018 MADRID, ES WIZINK CENTER
APR 11, 2018 ZURICH, CH VOLKSHAUS ZÜRICH
APR 14, 2018 EINDHOVEN, NL KLOKGEBOUW CULTUURHALLEN
APR 15, 2018 LYON, FR L’AMPHITHÉÂTRE DE LA CITÉ DES CONGRÈS
APR 16, 2018 PARIS, FR LA SEINE MUSICALE
APR 17, 2018 BORDEAUX, FR METROPOLE ARENA
APR 18, 2018 TOULOUSE, FR ZENITH
APR 19, 2018 NANTES, FR ZENITH
APR 21, 2018 ANTWERP, BE STADSSCHOUWBURG
APR 23, 2018 LILLE, FR ZENITH
APR 24, 2018 SOUTHEND, GB CLIFFS PAVILION
APR 25, 2018 HAMMERSMITH, GB LONDON EVENTIM APOLLO
APR 26, 2018 BRISTOL, GB COLSTON HALL
APR 27, 2018 MANCHESTER, GB APOLLO MANCHESTER
APR 29, 2018 PORTSMOUTH, GB PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
APR 30, 2018 BIRMINGHAM, GB SYMPHONY HALL
2. SOLO ALBUM UPDATE
I’m also still working very hard (some might say obsessively, or maniacally) on finishing the demos for my first solo release in ten years, which is turning out to be a massive, modern progressive concept double-album. I’m now working through the realization of song #16 of 18. It’s the kind of thing that I feel artistically compelled to do, or else this music will circle on endless repeat in my head forever and that’s just crazy-making. I hope to have the demos done by the end of the year. I’ll be looking to record it in 2018, and perhaps even put together a full-production live show around its presentation. While I don’t exactly know when I’ll have it ready for release, I do know that I’m committed to this artistic vision I’ve had in my head for many years now, and I’ll keep working on it until it sounds great and tells the story it’s designed to tell. It’s taking up a lot of space in my world right now, as you can imagine.
I could go on and on and on about this, but I’m going to try and save my fire for when the music is completely written. At that point I’ll probably be ready to reveal some details…maybe even the name of the album.
3. WHAT’S UP WITH THE ARISTOCRATS?
Lots of folks have asked me about The Aristocrats during this much-needed year “off the road”. I’m so thankful for everyone’s support of this crazy, improbable instrumental trio. Playing with Guthrie and Marco is a wild, exhilarating joy, and I’m deeply grateful to both of my double-initialed brethren for this incredible energy we’ve created together. At the same time, in the past couple of years I learned that I am but one human, much as I may wish that I were two (which would surely make me the only person on earth to wish such a thing), and that my body, mind and soul work a lot better when I have a reasonable amount of break time at home between touring legs. So while current complexities collude to create a bit (alliteration, you have failed me!) of a “calendar clash”, I look forward to more Aristocratic activity in the future.
4. THE MISSING BASSES DENOUEMENT
Some folks still ask me about the missing basses – understandable considering what I wrote about the whole brouhaha! I got one back out of seven. Beyond that, it’s a very, very, verrrrry long story without a happy ending. So I’ve let them go. Maybe they’ll come back to me someday. Or not. Either way, letting them go certainly wasn’t my first choice, but it’s the only choice on the menu, so I’ve chosen it. To whoever’s got them: Godspeed. Each one has a rich, unique spirit, and they were all really great to me in ways I can’t explain in text. I hope you get what you need from them.
Right now, I have a lot of great new instruments and I’m grateful for them. And right now is where it’s at. The dude hovering over the basses in the picture already knows that. Just look how happy he is.
5. WHEN YOU’RE 46 AND YOU FINALLY ADMIT YOU NEED READERS
Because these upates aren’t going to type themselves and it helps if I can read them before sending.
Seriously, it’s been a great year of recharging and musical discovery at home, and I can’t wait to share this new material with you. I’m cooking it as fast as the oven will cook, I promise. In the meantime, I’ll hope to see some of you in early 2018.
Cheers to all,