Guthrie Govan, Steve Via, Joe Satriani: The Aristocrats - G3 Concert Dates with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai - G3 Summer 2016

The Aristocrats - G3 Concert Dates with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai
G3 Summer 2016

The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) are thrilled to announce that they will be joining Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for a number of G3 concert dates this summer. The highly-anticipated run will kick off in Italy on July 2nd 2016.

The band said: "We are all extremely excited and absolutely honored to be sharing the bill with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai for this run of G3 shows. We have a tremendous amount of respect for Joe and Steve as groundbreaking artists in the world of instrumental rock who continue to bring it year after year. It will be a special privilege to bring our subversive brew of Aristocratic musical mayhem to the G3 stage - and especially the G3 audience. Let the games begin!"

Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann will be kept busy, as in addition to rocking out in their own band they will also form the rhythm section for Joe Satriani and the end of show G3 jam.

Fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets from, starting on February 26th 2016 at 10am, for the following G3 shows:

Saturday July 2nd 2016
Venue - Rock In Roma / Moon Stage @ Ippodromo delle Capannelle

Sunday July 3rd 2016
Sogliano al Rubicone (province of Forlì-Cesena), ITALY
Venue - Piazza Matteotti

Monday July 4th 2016
Ascoli Piceno, ITALY
Venue - Piazza del Popolo

Note: More G3 dates to be announced.

This comes directly on the heels of the conclusion of the two-part European leg of the "Tres Caballeros" tour. We had an incredible time on that run, playing 55 amazing shows from Finland to Malta, Spain to Greece, the U.K. to Israel, and everywhere in between. Thank you to everyone in Europe who made this tour such an unforgettable experience. We could go on and on about it, but the best thing to do if you want to relive the tour (in pictures and text) is to go to our Facebook page and check out what went down (including a really great photo album from the final show in Tel Aviv):​

We also meant to make the official announcement of our Asia/Australia tour for September and October at this time, but the G3 news broke hard and fast, so we're focusing on that for this week. If you're still reading, consider this official bonus information: We're touring Asia and Australia in September and October! Four Japanese dates are confirmed, as is the Australia time block (early October). We'll make a separate splash about that next week or so.

For now, we'll trust that this G3 news is big enough. ;-)

Cheers to all,
The Aristocrats