Petrucci Names Solo Band

Dream Theater guitarist Petrucci will perform with bandmate Mangini on drums and Dixie Dregs bass player LaRue on the South American G3 tour in October with Satriani and Morse.

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Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci will perform with bandmate Mike Mangini on drums and Dixie Dregs bass player Dave LaRue on the South American G3 tour in October with Joe Satriani and Steve Morse.

It will be a G3 homecoming of sorts for LaRue, who performed with Joe Satriani during the Super Colossal era, and has worked with Morse since 1988.

LaRue is also a member of progressive rock supergroup Flying Colors, who count among their ranks Morse and how's this for a small world former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy.

Petrucci's only solo album to date is 2005's "Suspended Animation", which features LaRue on bass.

Confirmed dates for the G3 South American tour, so far, are:

Oct. 11- Citibank Hall - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Oct. 12 - Credicard Hall - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Thanks to Gibson.com for the story.

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    gateway01
    "Petrucci Names Solo Band" Another UG Misleading Title award. However interesting news. Wish I could go.
    Holoogamooga
    Here I was thinking he'd actually have a name for a solo band. Regardless, this will be awesome.
    District
    To think he used to have Portnoy in his solo band... and now Mangini... makes you think its definitely over.
    shredder3386
    Im pumped for this, although he really needs to release another solo album. He has been playing the same material now for 7 years (not that I don't like Glasgow kiss).
    jtallen0496
    john petrucci and joe santriani on the same tour...KILLER!! I cant wait. This is going to be ****ing awesome
    domonly
    what do you mean? satch cteated the g3 .. and its like the 5th tour of petrucci on the g3 ? nothing new here ??