The first G3 tour in 1996, featuring Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, played to sold-out crowds throughout North America, Europe, South America, Japan and Australia. The most recent G3 tour in 2007 with Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert, marked the 5th North American G3 tour and the 12th one worldwide since its inception in 1996. Throughout these years Satriani’s G3 tours have showcased: Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrian Legg, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Fripp, Michael Schenker, and Uli Jon Roth. Special guest guitarists have also been invited to join at some point in the jam, including: Neal Schon, Gary Hoey, George Lynch, Billy Gibbons, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Brian May.
After more than 10 years of G3 tours it’s impossible not to wonder who will come next? Some names come to mind: Steve Morse, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Kirk Hammett, Vinnie Moore, Blues Saraceno and Nuno Bettencourt. Who knows, maybe even jazz fusion guitarists Allan Holdsworth and John McLaughlin. Hey, how about Eddie Van Halen?
Who would you like to see?