Since 1996, the legendary Joe Satriani has united with other rock guitar virtuosos for the multi-guitarist traveling experience known as G3. Bringing the brilliance of the world’s best guitarists to audiences across the globe, the 2018 G3 Tour will feature Satriani with John Petrucci, founding member of Dream Theater, and Phil Collen, lead guitarist of Def Leppard, on a nationwide tour that will include one spectacular night in Reno’s Grand Theatre!
Joe Satriani has six gold and platinum discs to his credit, album sales in excess of 10 million, and 15 Grammy nominations. Since 1970, he has dedicated himself to the artistry of instrument. From teaching guitar to other budding six-string hopefuls (some who would go on to great success) to performing either in his own bands or as a guest artist with the likes of Mick Jagger and Deep Purple, Satriani’s reputation as a guitar legend was already well established before his chart success in 1987 with his second studio full-length album, Surfing With The Alien. His solo discography includes Flying In A Blue Dream (1989), The Extremist (1992), Is There Love In Space? (2004) and Black Swans And Wormhole Wizards (2010). His 16th studio album, What Happens Next, will be released in January, 2018.
New York-native John Petrucci is best known as the guitarist, producer, lyricist and founding member of two-time Grammy nominated progressive metal band, Dream Theater, as well as the guitarist and founding member of Liquid Tension Experiment. For the last 30+ years, John has taken his band on a successful and rewarding musical journey, garnering upwards of 12 million in gold and platinum CD and DVD sales including the 1992 RIAA certified Gold release, Images And Words. As a solo artist, John is a long standing veteran of Joe Satriani’s G3 tours.
Hailing from London’s east-end, Phil Collen joined English heavy rock outfit Def Leppard in 1982, contributing to the success of the album Pyromania, which spent the summer of 1983 at #2 on the Billboard charts. The band’s next album, Hysteria, became one of the best-selling rock albums of all time achieving 12 times platinum in the US and more than 25 million albums sold worldwide. The collection spawned seven singles including the smash hits ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ and ‘Love Bites’. Collen also performs with his two other bands; Manraze, a modern day mix of punk, funk, rock, and reggae; and blues, rock and soul quartet, DELTA DEEP.