“Reuniting the original G3 lineup is a dream come true”: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson are hitting the road for a G3 reunion tour next year

Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai in 1996
(Image credit: Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images)

Almost three decades on from the inaugural G3 Tour, the event’s leader Joe Satriani has reunited with his fellow flagship G3 electric guitar titans Steve Vai and Eric Johnson for a North American tour next year.

The G3 Tour was first conceived back in ‘95 by Satch, who, after tapping Vai and Johnson for its premiere event the following year, continued to organize and lead various follow-up tours across the 20th and 21st centuries with numerous A-list guitar heroes.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.