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Old 05-31-2007, 04:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found out about this by watching a video of Eric Johnson play "Manhattan" on YouTube. I found the video of the entire show by searching it on Google Video. The G3 tour began in 1996 with Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. Quite a powerhouse trio if you ask me.

I found the website. Here are the lineups for the past years that the tour has taken place:

1997
European Tour: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Adrian Legg
North American Tour: Joe Satriani, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Robert Fripp

1998
European Tour: Joe Satriani, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth

2000
Single show as part of the Rhythm of Asia festival: Joe Satriani, Eric Johson, Steve Vai

2001
North American/Mexican Tour: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci

2003
North American Tour: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen

2004
North American Tour: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Robert Fripp
European Tour: (same)

2005
Japanese Tour: Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci

2006
Latin American Tour: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson
Australian Tour: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Steve Vai


The 2007 North American tour included Joe Satriani, John Petrucci and Paul Gilbert. Wish I could have seen it. It's basically just a tour started and run by Joe Satriani. Every year or two he invites two of the best guitar players in the world to join him on tour. The video of it that I watched was of the very first one. The jam at the end was really amazing. It's a demonstration of the utmost skill and technicality in terms of guitar playing.

Anyone here get a chance to see this live? Or has anyone else watched any of the videos? I've see the videos for the '96 tour and the '03 tour. Know of any others?

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