25 Sep

Zappa Hologram tour

A day doesn’t pass that I don’t think about Frank. Nothing could, or ever will take his place in the hearts of the fans, his family and the musicians that have toured with him and loved him… Nothing, and we all know that.

When I was invited to contribute to 3-4 shows of a potential Zappa hologram tour I thought… this could be odd, but another part of me felt this could also be pretty special too. To be on the stage playing his music again for the fans with some of his alumni, (many dear friends of mine) and to have his ghostly image residing over the proceedings was interesting and alluring enough for me to commit to helping kick off the tour.

Of course it’s not Frank, and I’m not 20 years old anymore, but I am very happy, and honored that I was invited to contribute to bringing the spirit of Frank and his eternal music, with this new technology, to those fans who connected so deeply with him. I felt the same way when I contributed to the ZPZ tour, and that was a fantastic experience.

I believe that the fans understand it’s just an image and that holographic technology has its limitations, but it is an evolution in technology and with an open mind it could be embraced for a worthwhile experience. I would want to attend this show if I heard about it. If a person can attend the show with their spirit of the love of Frank’s music at the forefront I believe it could be a very touching event for all involved.

It’s an opportunity to engage in a massive “nostalgic hernia” because for many of us, Frank’s “music is the best”.

 

Steve Vai

9.24.17

Los Angeles CA

25 Sep

Zappa Hologram tour

A day doesn’t pass that I don’t think about Frank. Nothing could, or ever will take his place in the hearts of the fans, his family and the musicians that have toured with him and loved him… Nothing, and we all know that.

When I was invited to contribute to 3-4 shows of a potential Zappa hologram tour I thought… this could be odd, but another part of me felt this could also be pretty [ … Read More ]

22 Sep

Steve Vai to headline the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2017, Meghalaya, India

In year eight, Bacardi NH7 Weekender, India’s largest multi-genre music festival heads to the gorgeous hills of Meghayala on October 27-28 and back to the city it calls home, Pune on December 8-10.

Head to the happiest music festival to catch amazing live performances by artists from India and around the world, a buzzing bazaar that’ll bring you local finds and foods, inspiring (and Instagram-worthy) art installations, and more of that an unmistakable vibe! One great weekend, [ … Read More ]

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12/08/17 - 12/10/17 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Meghayala, India
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I recently attended a Jacob Collier show at the El Rey theater in LA and I can say that I have NEVER been so blown away by a performance in my life. Inspired music flows effortlessly through this young man and it felt as though I was witnessing a paradigm shift in music history.

I believe he is an “Indigo” child. These are people who are born with an evolved sense of creativity in a particular field and foster the evolution of consciousness and creativity on the planet. They seem to have a direct shot to their unique and powerful creativity. It was obvious by watching Jacob that everything he did seemed easy, fun and filled with intense life and was incredibly rich and moving. He was completely present at all times.

I would not say he performs emotionally. Instead he is connected. He’s connected to the free flowing creative impulse of the Universe itself in his now. That’s much deeper than performing “emotionally”. After the concert I just felt grateful to be alive to have seen it, that’s how rewarding it was. And I believe he will inspire many people to find their own inner free flowing creative genius and it will be quite wonderful to watch the paradigm shift unfold.

Watching him perform so deeply connected and so effortlessly musically and playfully overflowing with joy that it gave me the feeling of a creative liberation that resides in all of us. He really is something else.

Here’s a photo of me watching him from the balcony in stunned disbelief.

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I recently attended a Jacob Collier show at the El Rey theater in LA and I can say that I have NEVER been so blown away by a performance in my life. Inspired music flows effortlessly through this young man and it felt as though I was witnessing a paradigm shift in music history.

I believe he is an “Indigo” child. These are people who are born with an evolved sense of creativity in a particular field and foster the evolution of consciousness and creativity on the planet. They seem to have a direct shot to their unique and powerful creativity. It was obvious by watching Jacob that everything he did seemed easy, fun and filled with intense life and was incredibly rich and moving. He was completely present at all times. 

I would not say he performs emotionally. Instead he is connected. He’s connected to the free flowing creative impulse of the Universe itself in his now. That’s much deeper than performing “emotionally”. After the concert I just felt grateful to be alive to have seen it, that’s how rewarding it was. And I believe he will inspire many people to find their own inner free flowing creative genius and it will be quite wonderful to watch the paradigm shift unfold. 

Watching him perform so deeply connected and so effortlessly musically and playfully overflowing with joy that it gave me the feeling of a creative liberation that resides in all of us. He really is something else.

Here’s a photo of me watching him from the balcony in stunned disbelief. 

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Steve, You are a marvelously-talented artist, but you also have a wonderful humility about yourself. You know you're a great artist, but you acknowledge you're a human being, too, and as such, you have limits. I absolutely love the photo of you in the balcony, watching Jacob Collier in amazement. Steve, You're not only one of my favorite guitarists, you're an inspiration for my personal character, too. God bless you. 💟

I mean he really is an out of this world talent. He is in Dublin next week.... can’t wait to see him live!

Steve, your playing and now your words and generosity make me cry. Jacob is a mind and soul like no other. Counting the days before I get to see you in the flesh for the first time in India!

It's good to know the new generation has talents to make today's talent shiver with astonishment .. I know this feeling, Steve.. Felt it, it's supernatural and awe inspiring, words cannot describe it. It's timeless, it's eternal..

oh my god. its amazing to read you speaking like that about other musician (and a so young one). because you are a Living Guitar legend and one of the very best in History. I Will listen to this guy's songs. I caant believe seeing you in the Photos with your hand in your mouth...

Now you know how we feel is right Mr.Vai...i witnessed something i will never forget...g3 show some years ago in Kansas city..satriani went first . Great...applause..between acts we had to walk through a long hall that turned t o a lounge where we could smoke and get a drink..we all go back to see vai..unreal ..show..hes done same thing we all go back to the lounge to wait on 3rd act..but this time the whole crowd ...EVERYONE wad completely SILENT..not a word. I was literally shaking..and i thought it was only me ...but it was EVERYONE ..That is the effect ypu have on anyone who truly listens to your music Mr Vai..and i thank you..your music has changed my life..

Ok I'll check him out 😊 I am glad that you were able to enjoy this and get your heart filled with music. When you talk about indigo child. I say wow with awe. I'm going to see yasi play tomorrow 😊 so I'm excited about that.

This is so awesome to read. Honestly, almost everything Steve Vai says here about Jacob expresses how I felt seeing Steve a couple years ago. Both men are brilliant. Glad to see Steve eloquently express appreciation as a fan. Just makes me respect him that much more. Hopefully Jacob feels in a reciprocal way, although I know Steve is beyond that being important :)

I don’t think I could have expressed it any better. Creative and connected. That’s it exactly. And SMART. I was about twenty feet from you, Mr. Vai. Between you and Quincy Jones. Doesn’t get any better than that. Thanks for your eloquence!

Thanks for the post Steve. You’re unusually effervescent about Collier, so I had to check him out. Not my usual fare - I probably would never have heard him except for your comments. Really good stuff!

Steve your words it's always wise and very deep,like your music ! I feel very grateful to be inspired by you not just from music,but as a exemplar human being.. Thank you for moving your light to all of us !

O,deed he seems to be an indigo child. But I'm still waiting for a new "Passion and Warfare" album to be released by Jacob or anyone else, for that matter. I'm not quite sure yet the guy's doing anything but showing off skills, so far (OK, never attented a concert so far, and very impressed by his skills) Will he make a difference? Time will tell Steve, you did.

How incredibly deep and humble of you Steve! For you to say that about another musician speaks volumes about him and you! And I definitely believe that YOU TOO are an "Indigo" child. I'll DEFINITELY check him out! Thank you and God bless you always!

cool to see that an established musician would actually speak in awe of someone without asking for "payment" etc. Class act mr Vai, all the way... now if only you finished that VAI box, i 'd be ecstatic :D

Vai, that paradigm shift you hit all the time yourself. It's that senseless/unorthodox thing off a major scale making it even happier a minor scale making it even angrier or sadder. And, it's not suppose to fit. Music theory is a line of shit coming from people who think their way is best when naturally we are suppose to all be singing the same song. A song that has been forgotten. That ultimate power of suggestion holding the information to the collective consciousness. Don't worry, it will all be clear when the mothership comes again. This time, don't drink so much! LMAO!

If he can make YOU sit with jaw in hand, I've got to see and hear this kid. You blow me away Sir. I'm 65 and saw them, and don't impress easy. God bless always all ways. 💜 ☮ 🙂

This is exactly how I felt at your concert at the Corona Theater in Montreal. Unfortunately, no one took a picture of me while I was watching your performance. 😀

I just love how you talk about him and understand more your presence that i felt when you performed in paris two years ago :)

I love Steve's journey through making and enjoying music. Although I find I don't share his taste in music choices :) Yet I love his music.....weird. I don't get Tom Waits, sorry.

Thanks for turning me on to this Steve. I have the same reaction! What a gift he has, and thank you for sharing your gift as well. You are an inspiring force in music and I appreciate all the beautiful music you have given us. It’s been a blessing that words can’t fully describe. 🙏

I'll check him out! Something new, since I've followed your music since flexible, and leftovers. " I try to eat rocks, but they have no taste."

Well spoken, Im sure it was from the heart, but why not a picture of the man you just described on stage?? That would seem more appropriate.

Mr Collier is in his early-mid twenties and already being praised highly by Mr Vai And then there's me :'D I'll have to check him out sometime!

That is so cool.I'm gong to point my ears towards him. Did you go home and grab your guitar? Because that's what I do after I see you play.

For you to receive from him what you give to others is the ultimate joy coming back to you, thank you for all that you have created, because you have paved the way for us.

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