Joe Satriani Announces New Album ‘What Happens Next’ and G3 Tour with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

Joe Satriani Announces New Album ‘What Happens Next’ and G3 Tour with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

Guitar wizard Joe Satriani is back, and on January 12th he’ll release his 16th studio album, What Happens Next. It features collaborations with Satriani’s Chickenfoot pal and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith and bassist Glen Hughes from Deep Purple.

From the press release, What Happens Next features songs that will, …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.

Here’s the album’s track listing:

“Energy”
“Catbot”
“Thunder High On The Mountain”
“Cherry Blossoms”
“Righteous”
“Smooth Soul”
“Headrush”
“Looper”
“What Happens Next”
“Super Funky Badass”
“Invisible”
“Forever And Ever”

Satriani also announced the latest installment of his long-running G3 tour, a tradition that began in 1996. Joining him on the road this time around will be Def Leppard’s Phil Collen (whom Rock Cellar interviewed not too long ago) and John Petrucci of Dream Theater.

The schedule of G3 tour dates:

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, T

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

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