John Petrucci at Palace Theater, USA - live review
Venue: Palace Theater, Albany, New York, USA
Dream Theater co-founder goes solo on the G3 Tour
Two songs into his 50-minute set, John Petrucci greets the cheering crowd by saying that the G3 tour – the latest incarnation of which sees the Dream Theater co-founder moonlighting alongside Joe Satriani and Def Leppard’s Phil Collen – is “the most fun a guitar player can have”. It’s a welcome display of personality by the normally all-business guitarist, whose capacity to make jaws drop is well-documented, but who tonight seems more interested in turning frowns upside down while displaying a different side to his persona.