The legendary axeman is heading on the G3 Reunion Tour with Eric Johnson and Steve Vai in early 2024! The first-ever G3 tour between these iconic guitarists took place in 1996, and now they are reuniting once again. The tour kicks off in mid-January at the Rialto Theatre and includes stops across North America. Get ready to celebrate guitar mastery and expect a night to remember.
The man behind the axe
Satriani started his music career as a guitar instructor before going on to tour with the likes of Mick Jagger for the latter's first solo tour, Brian May and Steve Morse during the Eighties and Nineties. When out of the recording studio or not touring he continues to keep his hectic work pace up by perfecting his own signature range of Ibanez guitars, the JS Series as well as his own distortion pedals.
Satriani is currently the lead guitarist for the group Chickenfoot, a hard rock band hailing from the USA and made up of several other rock icons including Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer, Chad Smith. Citing major influences such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Jeff Beck, he has mastered a huge range of picking skills, and is famed for his prodigious skill in tapping, volume swells and legato, to name a few.