G3 2001 teamed Joe Satriani and
Steve Vai up with Dream Theater's
John Petrucci, who wrote
an entire set of new instrumental music
for the tour. G3 went through both North America and Mexico and
continued into 2002. Steve was promoting his latest release,
'Alive In An Ultra World' and Joe was promoting the 'Live In San
Francisco' CD & DVD release.
Joe Satriani's band included Jeff Campitelli on drums, and Stu
Hamm on bass.
Steve Vai's band included Billy Sheehan on
bass, Virgil Donatti on drums, Mike Keneally on Keyboards
and guitar, and Dave Weiner on guitar.
John Petrucci's band included Dream Theater bandmate Mike
Portnoy on drums and Dave LaRue on bass.
Special Guests for the tour included
Steve Lukather & Paul Gilbert in Los Angeles,
Billy Gibbons in Houston, Andy Timmons in Ft. Worth,
Eric Johnson in Austin, Neil Schon in Detroit, and
Steve Morse in Orlando.