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Joe Satriani Recruits Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith for New ‘What Happens Next’ Album

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Joe Satriani has completed his 16th solo album, titled What Happens Next, and is now prepping for another string of shows on the G3 Tour.

What Happens Next, which is due on Jan. 12, finds guitarist Satriani recording with bassist Glenn Hughes (from Deep Purple and the recently reunited Black Country Communion), and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who also plays with Satriani in Chickenfoot.

The latest G3 dates will feature Dream Theater‘s John Petrucci and Def Leppard‘s Phil Collen. You can find the album’s track listing, as well as G3 tour dates, below.

“I could say that I’m surprised at the durability of G3 and how much it’s grown, but in a way I’m not,” Satriani said in a press release. “I think part of its charm and its mojo is in the chemistry of having three top guitarists share what they do on stage. It’s fun, it’s unpredictable, it’s wild, it’s everything you could want in a show.”

A new documentary on Satriani, Beyond the Supernova, is set to debut at the Mill Valley Film Festival in October. The film, shot by Satriani’s son ZZ, followed the guitarist’s European and Asian tour in support of 2015’s Shockwave Supernova.

Joe Satriani, ‘What Happens Next’ Track Listing
“Thunder High on the Mountain”
“Cherry Blossoms”
“Smooth Soul”
“What Happens Next”
“Super Funky Badass”
“Forever And Ever”

Joe Satriani 2018 G3 Tour Dates
1/11 – The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA
1/12 – Historic Elsinore Theatre, Salem, OR
1/13 – Grand Sierra Theatre, Reno, NV
1/14 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
1/16 – Delta Hall at Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, UT
1/17 – Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
1/18 – Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
1/19 – Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
1/20 – Balboa Theatre, San Diego, CA
1/21 – Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson, AZ
1/24 – Historic Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO
1/26 – The Pavillion at the Toyota Music Factory, Irving, TX
1/27 – Moody Theater, Austin, TX
1/28 – Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, TX
1/30 – Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
1/31 – Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
2/1 – Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Pompano Beach, FL
2/2 – Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall, Fort Myers, FL
2/3 – Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersberg, FL
2/6 – Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, NC
2/8 – Toyota Presents Oakdale, Wallingford, CT
2/9 – Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY
2/10 – Palace Theatre, Albany, NY
2/11 – The Palace Theatre, Greensburg, PA
2/14 – Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
2/15 – Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
2/16 – Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
2/17 – Merriam Theater, Philadelphia, PA
2/18 – New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
2/20 – Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
2/21 – Massey Hall, Toronto, ONT
2/22 – Hard Rock Live, Northfield, OH
2/23 – Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
2/24 – State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN
2/25 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

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