BILLY SHEEHAN To Play In STEVE VAI's Band On G3 '03 Tour

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (DAVID LEE ROTH, MR. BIG, TALAS) will be part of STEVE VAI's backing group during the upcoming G3 '03 tour, also featuring JOE SATRIANI and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN.

"Some of you old timers may remember the TALAS/YNGWIE tour from 1985," Sheehan writes on his web site. "That was the tour I did prior to joining DAVID LEE ROTH to start his 'Eat 'Em & Smile' record & tour. I guess it all fits together somehow! I'll be playing with Steve along with Tony MacAlpine. It should be a great time! Get tickets early — every show sold out last time. See you there!"

As previously reported, Satriani, Vai and Malmsteen will make an October 1 appearance on the syndicated radio program "Rockline" to help launch their G3 '03 tour, which kicks off in Phoenix on October 9.

G3 '03 tour dates (more dates to be confirmed):

Oct. 09 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre
Oct. 10 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Oct. 11 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
Oct. 12 - Reno, NV - Reno Hilton
Oct. 14 - Vancouver, BC - Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 15 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
Oct. 16 - Portland, OR - Portland Art Museum
Oct. 17 - Concord, CA - Chronicle Pavilion
Oct. 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Oct. 20 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
Oct. 24 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Oct. 27 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 29 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Oct. 30 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
Oct. 31 - West Palm Beach, FL - Raymond F. Kravis Center
Nov. 01 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
Nov. 02 - Pensacola, FL - Saenger Theatre
Nov. 04 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
Nov. 05 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Nov. 06 - Toronto, Ontario - Massey Hall
Nov. 07 - Montreal, Quebec - Canada Bell Centre
Nov. 11 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
Nov. 12 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre

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