Joe Satriani started his “G3” Guitar tours featuring himself and 2 other axe virtuosos way back in 1996!  The 2018 edition made a stop in Newark NJ’s Prudential Hall at NJPAC with some hot as hell riffs on a cold winter’s night!  Out on the road with Joe this year were Phil Collen of Def Leppard fame, who can also lay down some serious blues in addition to being known for his 80’s mega hits, AND Master of the Prog-Rock scene, John Petrucci, best known as the co-founder of Progressive Super Group Dream Theater.  Of course, headlining was Satriani himself, who really needs no introduction if you know anything about the world’s top guitar men!  Their three “mini sets” filled with so many note bending and string shredding licks left you mind blown!  The jam at the end, with all three on stage joined by Deep Purple front man Glenn Hughes for a smokin’ rendition of HIGHWAY STAR, brought the sold out venue to its feet.

Photos and Review by Pat Cacioppo