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 ]

 For all upcoming shows, check our tourdates page

No shows booked at the moment.

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21 hours ago

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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. 

-s

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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..

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.

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..

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...

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 !

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 :)

Steve just didn't know the Super-Ultra-Hyper-Mega-Meta Lydia mode existed. Collier is playing with a blowtorch, Steve is rubbing two sucks together. I mean that is written with all do respect. Steve it's a rocker, a legendary one to boot, this kid is thinking theory and harmony at a whole different dimension. Check out the vids on YouTube of this kid talking about his music. He is ultra aware of what he is doing in the compositional sense, Steve is taking in the end result, but when you understand how far Collier is going, he's even more memorizing.

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

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.

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 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. 🙏

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.

Mikki Girvan Rewarding to see those who inspire others to also be emotionally inspired. The power of the creative universe 🙂

Thats exactly how I felt watching Nick Johnston when he opened for Plini, I'll have to check this kid out.

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3 days ago

Steve Vai

Vai Academy Coming Soon
Vai Academy 4.0 is 90% sold out! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime 4-day masterclass camp with Steve Vai, Official Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Morse and St. Vincent. Full details and event schedule at www.vaiacademy.com
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Steve Vai, I have left about 5 posts since August asking for someone to get back to me to see if Disability Accommodations are available for the Academy Part (on stage etc,.) not the Hotel, etc., I was very interested in attending but Nobody ever got back to me about it and unfortunately, it's too late. I wanted to go this year as a bucket list to jam with you for one since I have ALS and not sure if I will be able to play next time. Bummer :(

No hate, but what does St. Vincent have to do with virtuosic guitar?

St. Vincent could use a lot of help! She needs this class badly.

You are the King of combining orchestra with metal. Love ya hugs

I would love to but can't afford it that would be great to enter

I'd like to be there!!!! I'm too far away 😔

St. Vincent? I dont get it.

Please come to Toronto 🇨🇦

girl shirt

See you there! \m/

Sammy Jo Epperson

Addison Gernannt 💗

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1 week ago

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New key fobs, leather wallet and large woven blankets are now  available on www.stevevaistore.com

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still waiting for that "Passion" anniversary tour to hit San Antonio.. disappointing you never rescheduled that one Steve....when we waited 20 years for it....still waiting...

Humans are just criminals who fight over a Earth and Universe they had nothing to do with creating.Why are the various nations holding hostage at gun point and borders some mountains and dessert and ocean they had nothing to do with creating or maintaining over the past 14 billion years? same reason someone holds someone elses baby hostage. Because they're terrorists, all the armies, all the politicians, all the patriots, all the dignitaries, All armed familycidal terrorists. So keep fightin' with your peeps over a Jesus and Buddha and so on you never gave birth to and never will you pathetic monsters.

Make sure you sacrifice your self and your kin to big transcendent logos that are so much more timeless and important than timebound human flesh. Like the FBI logo or KGB logo or stars and stripes logo, remember those logos have already exterminated millions upon millions of tiny little nobodies like you so do what the others do and run over your kids with a FORD logo. Ya know what would be funny in a car add. If the showed the CEO looking at a profit data chart and it says "number of customers murdered by our product - 53 million". Absolutetely wonderful all these logos that have murdering the peeps in the nieghborhood for the past 10 thousand years, absolutely wonderful.

Don't worry dude you'll get your money, 3 cents per head for everyone you murdered with a God logo, a yin yang logo, swasika logo or a dumb eyeball in the pyramid money god logo . That 3 cents per head adds up to a spiffy 2 thousand one hundred and 23 dollars and 72 cents. Now you'll finally be able to buy that gold plated cheese maker you always wanted since you was a kid. Don't worry punk you'll get whats owed ya.

Steve please, you are veggie so no leather, no animal exploitation ! Thanx

patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please patch for vest please

That's not a key fob, that's an ornament

Patches. Some of us still like patches. Please make and sell some.

I MUST HAVE PASSION AND WARFARE WOVEN BLANKET !!!

Green Meanie Christmas ornament would be sweet 🤘😎

What's with the Spiritism symbols? Does it mean that the Crossroads movie with Macchio was true?

Hey Steve , I was there at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Shillong , and I managed to click a few pictures of you. Since going back on your words "I am very active on social Media" I decided to give it a shot as to show you them. Hope you like them drive.google.com/open?id=0B6n4CCFmGP0KbHJ3U1pjSGJJVkk SIncerely , A lifelong fan

That blanket is awesome 😊

Ohh. That blanket 😀... any chance that would be available as a poster or flag? :x

Look I'm a Vai fan but WTF would any one want a passion and warfare rug for? Lol

Wish l had the money to purchase all those awesome items :-(

Steve, I have an album concept that only you could pull off. PM me for details please.

Omg the wallet is so nice ...

you just have the triangles then people think wrong

Hmmmm just what I’ve always wanted....how about some new music please?

Please pay attention to the words of our great and wise wozatd.

Ian Skelton Kate Sampson Passion & Warfare blanket for the sofa? 😂

Hey Steve, since Carvin went for bankruptcy, where you gonna get your amps?

James Massey there's your Xmas present sorted

why?????? shipping 26.98? WTF!!! where is the store in the north pole?

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