Conceived in 1995 by the multi-Grammy-nominated guitarist Joe Satriani, the inaugural G3 tour took place in 1996, bringing together three of the most iconic and virtuosic guitarists of their time: SatrianiEric Johnson and Steve Vai. Known for their incredible technical prowess, musical innovation and unique styles, the “G3” tour was a celebration of guitar mastery and proved extremely popular, captivating audiences worldwide. Though the lineup has continually changed over the last 29 years since its inception, Satriani is celebrating G3 in 2024 by reuniting the original trio: Satriani, Johnson and Vai. The tour is set to begin on January 23rd, 2024 in Tucson, Arizona, hitting eleven cities before winding up with a pair of shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Artist ticket pre-sales are set to begin on September 13th at 10 a.m. local time (code: R3UNION) with local presale on September 14th at 10 a.m. local time. The public on-sale September 15th at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages will also be available.

Excited to share the news, Satriani commented, “Reuniting the original G3 line up is a dream come true for me. I can’t wait to take the stage with Eric and Steve again.”

Added Johnson, “It’s going to be an honor to reunite with Joe and Steve and do the G3 tour together again. I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Vai stated, “It’s always an honor to contribute to a G3 tour, and to be with Joe and Eric again playing on stage is like living life to its fullest.”

With every incarnation of G3, each guitarist performed their solo sets, showcasing their individual brilliance, and then collaborated for a mind-blowing jam session that left fans in awe. Over the decades, the tour has received much critical acclaim and the chemistry between the three guitarists on stage was undeniable, creating an unforgettable experience for guitar enthusiasts and music lovers alike. Each edition of the tour brought its own unique flair, showcasing the ever-evolving landscape of guitar playing while highlighting the talents of the iconic players from different generations and genres. It continues to be a hallmark event for guitar aficionadas across the globe.

“G3” 2024 tour featuring Joe SatrianiEric JohnsonSteve Vai:

January 23 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
January 25 – Highland, CA – Yaamava Resort & Casino
January 26 – Scottsdale, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Ballroom
January 27 – Las Vegas, NV – Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
January 29 – Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts
January 31 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
February 1 – Salem, OR – Historic Elsinore Theatre
February 2 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Reno
February 3 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
February 5 – Fresno, CA – Saroyan Theatre
February 7 – El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia
February 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
February 10 -Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre

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Since its inception in 1995, G3 has featured many iconic guitarists, including Kenny Wayne ShepherdYngwie MalmsteenJohn PetrucciRobert FrippPaul GilbertSteve MorseSteve LukatherUli Jon RothMichael SchenkerAdrian Legg and Phil Collen, along with many other special guests, including Al Di MeolaTony MacAlpineJohnny HilandKeith MoreChris DuarteAndy TimmonsNeal SchonGary HoeyBrian MayBilly GibbonsJohnny AGeorge LynchPatrick RondatGuthrie GovanAlejandro Silva and Eric Sardinas.

2 Responses

  1. I love Vai, I dig Johnson, but Satriani is as boring as the day is long. Saw him in 1990, a friend insisted. 90 minutes of whacking off. Stu Hamm was incredible. His solo is the only thing I remembered.

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