Satriani, Van Halen, Beck, May and Gibbons for G3 Tour de Force?

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If Joe Satriani has his wish, future editions of the G3 guitar extravaganza tour could include Eddie Van Halen, Jeff Beck, Brian May and Billy Gibbons.

“I’ve asked Eddie Van Halen several times to come out. I’m a big Eddie fan and I think the audience will just go absolutely crazy to see him step out of his band and show everybody all the other things he can do, because he’s an amazing musician.

I’d love at some point to get Jeff Beck, Billy Gibbons, Brian May and work my way through all these players. They are basically my heroes.”

Joe Satriani from a recent interview for Guitar Interactive Magazine.

The 2018 version of the G3 tour is currently underway in the United States. This one features Satriani performing with John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Phil Collen of Def Leppard.

The G3 tour wraps up the USA leg February 25 in Milwaukee. From there, it’s off to Europe in March where Uli Jon Roth slides in to take over from Phil Collen.

The G3 tour made its debut in 1996. Over the years, some of the best guitarists in the world have shared the stage with Satch. Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Steve Lukather, Robert Fripp, Guthrie Govan, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Morse and Kenny Wayne Shepherd make up a sampling of former G3 performers.

G3 Personal Reflections

I caught the 1997 G3 tour in Vancouver, BC. I can attest that for a guitar fan, it’s something you want to see given the chance. For me, Kenny Wayne Shepherd provided the high spot of the show. In its entirety, definitely a “guitargasm” for the senses.

Click here for more information on the current G3 tour, including cities where you can watch G3.

Click here to go to Guitar World and read about Joe Satriani’s new album, What Happens Next, and the current G3 tour.

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