“My face has melted”: Steve Vai and Joe Satriani cover Metallica’s Enter Sandman during opening Satch/Vai Tour show – and give their first-ever collaborative single its live debut

Steve Vai and Joe Satriani
(Image credit: Daniel Knighton/Getty Images)

Last November, it was announced that Joe Satriani and Steve Vai would be working on new music together for the first time – and they’d be hitting the road for a co-headline tour.

Commencing mere weeks after the pair concluded their G3 duties with Eric Johnson, the Satch/Vai Tour officially kicked off last Friday (March 22) with a show at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Florida.

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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.