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Initial G3 Tour Dates Announced

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The 2007 incarnation of Joe Satriani's popular G3 tour will kick off on March 14th in Phoenix starring Satriani, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Paul Gilbert. The tour will play selected dates in North America throughout March and April.

The starting tour itinerary follows with more dates TBA shortly.

Mar. 14 Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
Mar. 15 Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Mar. 16 Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theatre
Mar. 17 Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Community Theatre
Mar. 18 Los Angeles, CA - Orpheum Theatre

The 2007 tour marks the 5th North American G3 run and the 12th G3 tour worldwide since its inception. The first G3 tour, featuring Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, played to sold-out crowds throughout October and November, 1996 and was followed by successful treks in Europe, South America, Japan and Australia. The most recent North American G3 tour, in 2003, showcased Satriani, Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen and was documented in the platinum DVD G3 Live in Denver. Other platinum DVD's include the 1996 run and the 2005 Japanese tour with Vai and Petrucci.

For more information, visit www.satriani.com/G3.

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1. Ostracised writes:

Isn't this going to be the first year Vai isn't on the tour? Paul Gilbert is a welcome replacement!

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 8:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Stephen writes:

Yeah, this is the first G3 tour without Vai, and that's a shame. But still, I'd be interested to see the three that are on the bill. Because G3 is a guaranteed good show. I bought the DVD of the Tokyo tour and it was absolutely phenominal. I was going to buy the 2003 DVD where they had Yngwie, but after borrowing it from a friend, I decided against it. Satriani and Vai were excellent, but Yngwie seemed to almost be a lag at the back of the parade. His solos incorporate a lot of sameness, and when you jam with Satriani and Vai, that will become obvious very quickly. Even so, G3 is f***ing great.

\m/ G3 2007 \m/
\m/ John Petrucci \m/

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Mike writes:

Not really the first G3 tour without Vai, G3 did europe with Satriani, Michael Schenker and Uli Jon Roth a few years ago. Am hoping this tour makes it's way North to Toronto while I'm there at the end of March or comes over to the UK at some point.

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 7:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. SKL writes:

id like to see a g3 with vai, malmsteen and herman li, i think it would be a cool lineup

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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