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

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10/27/17 - 10/28/17 http://www.vai.com Steve Vai in Meghayala, India
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The Vai Academy Guitar Camp schedule is now available!

VaiAcademy.com/#schedule

Join us Jan. 3-7 in Palm Springs, CA featuring workshops and programs with Steve plus Steve Morse, Official Yngwie Malmsteen & St. Vincent!
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The Vai Academy Guitar Camp schedule is now available!

VaiAcademy.com/#schedule

Join us Jan. 3-7 in Palm Springs, CA featuring workshops and programs with Steve plus Steve Morse, Official Yngwie Malmsteen & St. Vincent!

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This event is taking place 5 minutes from my house. Unfortunately I'm neither a guitar player or wealthy enough to afford a ticket. Maybe if I go looking around I'll run into one of these guys after hours somewhere. Haha!

This is, wonderful, Steve Vai! I would LOVE to attend one of your Vai Academies in the future. I caught your recent interview on Sixx Sense and love that you're so open to sharing your musical talents with others. (I took some notes from both you and Nikki Sixx as I listened to that interview, BTW.) Thanks again and good luck to you always. God bless you. 💖

Hey Steve Vai I'm so happy you've endorsed Annie as a guitar player. She's a n incredible singer songwriter and has such strong artistic aesthetics but most important is she is a innovative and unique left field guitar player.

St. Vincent.....that desperate for a band or player? Cmon, of all the garbage, unoriginal talentless artists/players!.... ugh This, and Phil Collen on the G3 Tour, the world is a dark dark place!

Even Van Gogh paintings are ruined by his signature just as modern art is ruined by copyright and signature. You've got the attribution in reverse, your art is the result of all your influences and the way the manifest themselves through you, your art isn't done by you, lawyers and armed robbers got between your ears with an eggbeater and now you have the attribution in complete reverse of what is true. Poor fascist self supremacist chicken/man.

I wish I could send my son, and a few of the kids he has grown up playing and working with... This would be a dream come true.

Totally off subject...Steve if it was indeed you personally that reached out to Brock Davisson with encouraging words THANK YOU SO MUCH!! He has had some personal set backs and been feeling on the low side....it was so KoOl how EXCITED he was hearing from you!! Thank you again for noticing his great talent, you are a true gentleman

I would not mind attending one of these at some point but will have to wait til I'm out in that neck of the woods.

Maccai huingot do tolu purnama ma leleng na mangalati on asa diatusi tiknik trengjungjet di bondar sibabiat.naung lupa doho,steve?

That would be awesome to be able to go. Vai, Malmsteen, Morse.

Steve vai and yngwie teaching? Om(fucking)g!!! I wish I was a mic on the wall...

Steve Vai and St. Vincent in the same room jamming would make my head explode with joy

Man looks so awesome Hope it’s tops for ya Steve Ya should do one in Chicago

Epic event, would love to attend someday🤘

Best wishes to all who are able to attend. You are blessed indeed!

Makes me wish I still had my chops...

1:00 pm and 6:00 pm is the most challenging part, lol

Steve ice been along time following all the way with Frank Zappa.Amazing talent

Hope to make it to one someday...just a dream for now...

Wish I could go, maybe one day

Would Love to See this in Germany 😥

Please move it a touch closer to the UK. East coast Vai camp and I am there!!!

This is so cool wow I'm blown away for real this time!!

Were there a bunch of swastika crazed rich white boy chicken people in long island when you grew up? I've met many of those types from the suburbs of New York and Boston. Do you think of yourself as a white as they get crypto-nazi? "I never make mistakes and I never will" and "always accurate always intense" sound the same to me.

Send tickets you fool

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6 days ago

Steve Vai

Hey Folks, Steve here,

I met Saxon Davis when he was perhaps 4 years old when he attended one of my concerts in Australia with his folks. There was something extraordinary about him and through the years his family and ours have become friends. They live in Australia and Saxon is now 15 Years old. He has an exuberant love for music and playing various instruments. He’s always dong something creative and his enthusiasm for music and making music is just so inspiring. It’s refreshing for me to see him discover new things and watch him evolve musically and personally. He recently made an EP called “Back to the Now” and I cut a solo on it for him. The solo starts at around 4:00.

Check out the track here: youtu.be/_ftYg3dE6eA

-sGet ready for a psychedelic trip! - Saxon The UltraZoner :) Come with me on a journey. You don't need to be lonely. You just gotta believe. Take my hand, I k...
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Amazing song! Your solo fits very well into it! It is a very creative and even uplifting song. Thanks for sharing, Steve.

What an amazing achievement at 15 Sax! An absolute credit to all of the work and creativity you have put into your music. Mr Vai, an old friend of mine introduced me to your music over 20 years ago - what a blast to see & hear you sharing it with Saxon now. I am chuffed to get a glimpse into the amazing journey and love of music, that the two of you have explored both individually, and shared with this track. Blown away.

Killer solo Steve! But now I have to go to the hospital because half of my face just got melted off! Haha 🤘

This is really cool. Might I interest you in another accomplished young man a wee bit older...Phil Fasulo....he plays Buckethead...well, like the master and is now working on his own stuff. Posts live jams every once in a while on FB. Love seeing inspired young artists...wondering what sort of magic they will unleash on Earth :)

Get a bit of a psycadelic zepplin feel from this, and blistering solo steve . I will be looking out for more from Saxon in the future.

OMG! That's was awesome! I will follow this new great artist forever now, you are a good man Steve, thank you for sharing and promoting such a great talent!

Brilliant! Sax has major talent. You're not too bad yourself. 😁 What a collaboration. Thrilling to listen to.

That's an amazing track! I'm hearing lots of influences in there - Vai, Sabbath, Yes, maybe even a little RUSH 🤘

I've had the privilege of meeting Saxon and his wonderful family, they are the most kind and generous people. Awesome work Saxon!

Wow! What successful collaboration - between an upcoming star and a well-established star! I suspect that the talented boy has taken a lot of inspiration and learning from you Steve 👌

He's always doing something creative you just miss spell doing that's all, loved the solo though Steve and great Ep track and video Saxon.

THAT is why we have always loved you Steve. Great kid with a superb attitude, great song and the solo was terrible. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is no back to or now, there are even people who don't have now or the future or the past in their language because the now and the future and the past simply do not exist.They are fabrications of the culture, and the culture is a big pile of nazi garbage.

I figured out what charity is, I use a gun to steal 500 acres of banana and orange trees from the rest of society, I kick everyone off the land and trees that I had no more to do with creating or evolving over trillions of years than anyone else and then I give back a few of the oranges and bananas I stole to the people who were made homeless by my theft to make myself feel morally superior and clean.

Steve Vai You are so cool and generous. That was a great solo. I'm sure this kid is very excited that you contributed.

A 15 year old kid did this? What am I doing with my life? lol Love it.

This is great! Saxon the kid with Autism you had on stage here in Sydney years ago - he's come a long way since..Did he play everything on this? scontent.fsyd3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15027558_1412753742083159_3718803081099972270_n.jpg?oh=94....

Now that's the Vai I remember.

Far out I am speechless that was wild

Very nice, some of the tempo, timing and rythem reminds me a little of tool. Good work

And that is what making music is about ❤️

Cool composition. It's better than pretty much any new music I've heard on the radio lately.

Imagine being 15 and Steve doing a solo on YOUR song. I can't.

Nice song! The guitar solo gave me chills!

Saxon is a genius! I am very proud to say I know him and his family!

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