Joe Satriani With G3 Tourmates & Santana, Neal Schon and more To Raise Money For North Bay Fire Relief

World-renowned guitarist, and Bay-Area resident, JOE SATRIANI announces a fundraising auction, set to launch this Sunday, January 14th, at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County. The online auction will be live for one week, with bidding ending on January 21st (http://g3tour.com/norcal-fire-relief)

The auction will feature autographed collectible guitars from JOE as well as his G3 Tour-mates (John Petrucci & Phil Collen), in addition to guitars signed and donated by fellow Bay Area Residents: Carlos Santana and Neal Schon. Other items up for auction include a Huey Lewis signed harmonica and a Bill Gibson signed drumhead, along with signed posters and memorabilia from past G3 tours. Net proceeds will go to North Bay Fire Relief, including UndocuFund, directly assisting the affected undocumented residents of Sonoma County. The auction is being curated and administered by Bananas at Large.

SATRIANI has lived in the Bay Area for over 30 years and considers it home. His longtime manager, Mick Brigden, was directly affected by the fire as his entire neighborhood was destroyed, although thankfully, his house was spared. Raising funds to support those affected in their own backyard is important to the multi-Grammy nominated guitarist. SATRIANI says, "This special auction for North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County is close to my heart. So many of my friends and coworkers are still in need after the devastating wildfires. Please join me and my musical buddies in raising some funds to provide some love and care. Thank you!"

SATRIANI's 16th solo album, What Happens Next, was released today (January 12, 2018) on Sony/Legacy Recordings. His longtime touring entity, G3, opened last night in Seattle featuring Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist, Phil Collen, joining SATRIANI. The G3 tour will conclude on February 25 in Milwaukee, WI.

About The UndocuFund:

The UndocuFund for Fire Relief in Sonoma County was created by local immigration service providers to directly assist undocumented Sonoma County residents who are victims of the Northern California fires. With the support of more than 7,500 donors, the fund has provided financial aid to almost 1,000 families, to date, benefitting nearly 4,000 people, with hundreds more still to be screened. One hundred percent of all donations go to victim support, with partners covering all administrative costs. To learn more about the fund's impact on victims and other details, please visit www.undocufund.org.

About the Redwood Credit Union North Bay Fire Relief

Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, Inc., in partnership with Redwood Credit Union (RCU), The Press Democrat, and Senator Mike McGuire, accepts financial donations to assist fire victims and aid relief efforts. 100% of tax-deductible donations goes directly to support those affected. The North Bay Fire Relief Fund supports the immediate needs of people and businesses in the four affected counties (Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake) who were impacted by the North Bay fires, including: People who lost homes, People experiencing economic hardship due to lost or interrupted employment as a result of the fires, First responders who lost homes while fighting fires and protecting our communities, Kids who lost homes (public and private), Small businesses who lost their business or were impacted by the fires, Fire survivor health and well-being, Nonprofit grants were also available for those supporting immediate needs of fire survivors. For more information: https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief

About Bananas at Large

Bananas At Large is the oldest Independent Professional Audio and Musical Instrument retailer in the Bay Area, with over 45 years of experience serving everyone from the beginner to the touring professional. We carry all major brands and models, and also a wide range of unique and boutique instruments.

Joe's touring band: Mike Keneally (guitar and keyboards), Bryan Beller (bass), Joe Travers (drums).

2018 G3 Tour featuring Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Phil Collen itinerary:

January 11 The Moore Theatre Seattle, WA

January 12 Historic Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR

January 13 Grand Sierra Theatre Reno, NV

January 14 Fox Theater Oakland, CA

January 16 Delta Hall at Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, UT

January 17 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, NV

January 18 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ

January 19 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA

January 20 Balboa Theatre San Diego, CA

January 21 Fox Tucson Theatre Tucson, AZ

January 24 Historic Paramount Theatre Denver, CO

January 25 Uptown Theater Kansas City MO

January 26 The Pavillion at The Toyota Music Factory Irving, TX

January 27 Austin City Limits - Moody Theater Austin, TX

January 28 Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Houston, TX

January 30 Hard Rock Live Orlando, FL

January 31 Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL

February 1 Pompano Beach Amphitheatre Pompano Beach, FL

February 2 Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall Fort Myers, FL

February 3 Mahaffey Theater St. Petersberg, FL

February 6 Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Raleigh, NC

February 8 Toyota Presents Oakdale Wallingford, CT

February 9 Landmark Theatre Syracuse, NY

February 10 Palace Theatre Albany, NY

February 11 The Palace Theatre Greensburg, PA

February 12 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI

February 14 Warner Theatre Washington, DC

February 15 Orpheum Theatre Boston, MA

February 16 Beacon Theatre New York, NY

February 17 Merriam Theater Philadelphia, PA

February 18 New Jersey Performing Arts Center Newark, NJ

February 20 Auditorium Theatre Rochester, NY

February 21 Massey Hall Toronto, ONT

February 22 Hard Rock Live Northfield, OH

February 23 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL

February 24 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN

February 25 Riverside Theater Milwaukee, WI

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