Bryan Beller Joins Satriani’s G3 Tour, Promises Solo Album

G3 2018Bryan Beller has announced that he’ll be joining guitar icon Joe Satriani for his G3/What Happens Next tour in 2018. Alongside bandmates Mike Kenneally and Joe Travers, the bassist will provide backup for Satriani and fellow guitarists John Petrucci and Phil Collen as the G3 State-side, with Uli Jon Roth replacing Collen on the European leg.

“[Joe Satriani is] a consummate pro, an absolute pleasure to work with, and not like anyone needs me to say this, but he’s also one hell of a guitarist and songwriter (his new album absolutely ROCKS),” Beller shared on Facebook. “And I’m beyond thrilled to be doing it with Mike Keneally on guitar/keyboards and Joe Travers on drums. Not only have we been close friends for 25 years and counting, but it was Mike and Joe that gave me the break that started my career in the music business. Hard as this may be to believe, even though we’ve played together in various projects for most of our adult lives, this will be our first true world tour together as a unit. So I think it’s going to be really special.”

And while Beller’s project The Aristocrats is currently sidetracked due to a “calendar crash,” he hinted that a new solo album is in the works.

“I’m also still working very hard on finishing the demos for my first solo release in ten years, which is turning out to be a massive, modern progressive concept double-album,” he says. “I’m now working through the realization of song #16 of 18. It’s the kind of thing that I feel artistically compelled to do, or else this music will circle on endless repeat in my head forever and that’s just crazy-making. I hope to have the demos done by the end of the year. I’ll be looking to record it in 2018, and perhaps even put together a full-production live show around its presentation. While I don’t exactly know when I’ll have it ready for release, I do know that I’m committed to this artistic vision I’ve had in my head for many years now, and I’ll keep working on it until it sounds great and tells the story it’s designed to tell. It’s taking up a lot of space in my world right now, as you can imagine.”

Joe Satriani/G3 North America Tour 2018 Dates:

(Joe Satriani/John Petrucci/Phil Collen)

Jan 11The Moore TheatreSeattle, WA
Jan 12Historic Elsinore TheatreSalem, OR
Jan 13Grand Sierra TheatreReno, NV
Jan 14Fox TheaterOakland, CA
Jan 16Delta Hall at Eccles TheaterSalt Lake City, UT
Jan 17Brooklyn BowlLas Vegas, NV
Jan 18Mesa Arts CenterMesa, AZ
Jan 19Orpheum TheatreLos Angeles, CA
Jan 20Balboa TheatreSan Diego, CA
Jan 21Fox Tucson TheatreTucson, AZ
Jan 24Historic Paramount TheatreDenver, CO
Jan 25Uptown TheatreKansas City, MO
Jan 26The Pavillion at The Toyota Music FactoryIrving, TX
Jan 27Austin City Limits - Moody TheaterAustin, TX
Jan 28Hobby Center for the Performing ArtsHouston, TX
Jan 30Hard Rock LiveOrlando, FL
Jan 31Florida TheatreJacksonville, FL
Feb 1Pompano Beach AmphitheatrePompano Beach, FL*
Feb 2Barbara B Mann Performing Arts HallFort Myers, FL
Feb 3Mahaffey Theater St.Petersberg, FL
Feb 6Raleigh Memorial AuditoriumRaleigh, NC
Feb 8Toyota Presents OakdaleWallingford, CT
Feb 9Landmark TheatreSyracuse, NY
Feb 10Palace TheatreAlbany, NY
Feb 11The Palace TheatreGreensburg, PA
Feb 12Fillmore DetroitDetroit, MI
Feb 14Warner TheatreWashington, DC
Feb 15Orpheum TheatreBoston, MA
Feb 16Beacon TheatreNew York, NY
Feb 17Merriam TheaterPhiladelphia, PA
Feb 18New Jersey Performing Arts CenterNewark, NJ
Feb 20Auditorium TheatreRochester, NY
Feb 21Massey HallToronto, ONT
Feb 22Hard Rock LiveNorthfield, OH
Feb 23Chicago TheatreChicago, IL
Feb 24State TheatreMinneapolis, MN
Feb 25Riverside TheaterMilwaukee, WI

Joe Satriani/G3 Europe 2018 Tour Dates:

(Joe Satriani/John Petrucci/Uli Jon Roth)

Mar 16Moscow, RUCrocus City Hall
Mar 19Warsaw, PLTorwar
Mar 20Prague, CZPrague Congress Centre
Mar 21Bratislava, SKIncheba Expo Arena
Mar 24Oslo, NOOslo Konserthus
Mar 25Aalborg, Jutland DKRoyal Stage
Mar 26Stuttgart/Filderstadt, DEFilharmonie Filderstadt
Mar 27Offenbach, DEStadhalle Offenbach
Mar 28Cologne, DEe Werk
Mar 29Berlin, DETempodrom
Mar 31Groningen, NLDe Oosterpoort
Apr 2Rome, ITAuditorium Parco Della Musica
Apr 3Florence, ITTeatro Verd
Apr 4Milan, ITTeatro Degli Arcimboldi
Apr 6Bilbao, ESEuskalduna
Apr 7Barcelona, ESPalau Sant Jordi
Apr 9Madrid, ESWizink Center
Apr 11Zurich, CHVolkshaus Zürich
Apr 14Eindhoven, NLKlokgebouw Cultuurhallen
Apr 15Lyon, FRl'Amphithéâtre de la Cité des Congrès
Apr 16Paris, FRla Seine Musicale
Apr 17Bordeaux, FRMetropole Arena
Apr 18Toulouse, FRZenith
Apr 19Nantes, FRZenith
Apr 21Antwerp, BEStadsschouwburg
Apr 23Lille, FRZenith
Apr 24Southend, GBCliffs Pavilion
Apr 25Hammersmith, GBLondon Eventim Apollo
Apr 26Bristol, GBColston Hall
Apr 27Manchester, GBApollo Manchester
Apr 29Portsmouth, GBPortsmouth Guildhall
Apr 30Birmingham, GBSymphony Hall

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