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LATEST NEWS

Stillness in Motion Pre-order on iTunes

March 4, 2015

The pre-order for Steve’s upcoming release, “Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.” is now available through iTunes along with the first sound snippet of “Velorum” (live) – https://itun.es/us/I-TY5 – The live double disc CD & double disc DVD, featuring exciting behind-the-scenes footage titled, “The Space Between the Notes” from The Story of Light World Tour, will be released April 7, 2015.



Steve Vai’s top 5 tips for guitarists

March 3, 2015

Steve shares his top 5 tips for guitarists. He also discusses Stillness in Motion and the next Vai Academy:

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/steve-vais-top-5-tips-for-guitarists-617257



Stillness in Motion, Interviews

March 2, 2015

Over the next several weeks, members of the Steve Vai band (including Steve, himself) and crew will be sharing their experiences from The Story of Light Tour through exclusive interviews. This week we have longtime member of Steve’s band, guitarist Dave Weiner (official music page), at his studio to talk about the TSOL tour and the upcoming DVD “Stillness in Motion – Vai Live in L.A. now available for pre-order at http://bit.ly/VaiStillnessinMotion



Vai headlining Guitar Town Festival 9 August

February 26, 2015

Just announced! Steve will be headlining the “Electric Day” of the FREE Guitar Town Festival at Copper Mountain, Colorado on August 9, 2015, just days after Vai Academy wraps in neighboring town, Vail, Colorado!! Steve will be joined by Robben Ford Music, Sonny Landreth- Official, John Jorgenson and Mark Selby. Following Vai’s performance, the 5 lords of mesmerizing guitar will perform in an All-Star Jam! The audience will also be treated to a special Q&A workshop that same morning (August 9). For more information, visit http://www.villageatcopper.com/guitarTown



Stillness in Motion Preview

February 20, 2015

Check out the first official trailer of Steve’s upcoming double disc DVD “Stillness in Motion: Vai Live in L.A.” In addition to the full Club Nokia performance, the 2DVD configuration of Stillness In Motion includes a bonus disc premiering “The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief),” a revelatory video diary comprised of more than three and a half hours of footage, lensed around the world on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-scenes during Vai’s epic Story of Light World Tour. Pre-order: http://bit.ly/VaiStillnessinMotion – Available April 7, 2015!



“Stillness In Motion” DVD and CD Release for April 7, 2015

February 19, 2015

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Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings have signed virtuoso guitarist/composer/pro- ducer Steve Vai to a new multi-album agreement which includes plans to issue two fresh Vai sets in 2015 beginning with the release of Stillness In Motion – Vai Live in L.A. on April 7, 2015.

Vai’s first release under the new SONY/Legacy agreement will be Stillness In Motion – Vai Live in L.A., a spectacular performance recorded October 12, 2012 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Available in 2CD and 2DVD configurations, Stillness In Motion revisits the 49th concert from Vai’s monumental Story of Light World Tour.

Running from 2012 through 2014, The Story of Light World Tour totaled out at 253 engagements (including shows, master classes and concerts with various orchestras) in 52 countries.

In addition to the full Club Nokia performance, the 2DVD configuration of Stillness In Motion includes a bonus disc premiering “The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief),” a revelatory video diary comprised of more than three and a half hours of footage, lensed around the world on-stage, off-stage and behind-the-scenes during Vai’s epic Story of Light World Tour.

“To say that this tour was a powerful life experience would be like saying the sun is hot,” writes Steve Vai in his personal liner notes penned for Stillness In Motion.

Following Stillness In Motion, SONY/Legacy will release an album of new Steve Vai material, marking a significant next chapter in the musician’s growing canon.

The new multi-album deal marks an SME homecoming for Vai, who set the gold and platinum standard for rock instrumental music across a series of albums released through Relativity and Epic Records from 1990′s game-changing Passion and Warfare (his 2nd album and 1st major label release) through 2007′s orchestral Sound Theories, Vol. I & II.

Vai will be hosting his second Vai Academy — the ultimate guitar experience — August 2-6, in beautiful Vail, Colorado, at The Arrabelle at Vail Square. With the theme All About The Guitar set for this year, attendees will spend four days and nights discovering the intricacies of the guitar while enjoying once-in-a-lifetime clinics, workshops and jams from the likes of Vai and his handpicked guest instructors, including special guests Eric Johnson and Sonny Landreth. Musi- cians of all ages and levels are welcome. For more information, visit: www.vaiacademy.com. Closing out the week of Vai Academy, Vai will headline Electric Day at Guitar Town on August 9 in Copper Mountain, Colorado, at The Village at Copper. The free annual festival will also in- clude performances that weekend by Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, John Jorgen- son and Andy McKee, among others. For more information: www.villageatcopper.com/guitar- Town/

About Steve Vai

Steve Vai, age 12, picked up the guitar in 1973 and started taking lessons from Joe Satriani (an- other future guitar hero) shortly after. He soaked up influences ranging from Jeff Beck and Jim- my Page to Jimi Hendrix and Brian May and by the end of the 1970s, was transcribing guitar parts for Frank Zappa. He became a full member of Zappa’s band in 1980.

Rapidly becoming one of the most in-demand, versatile, eloquent and soulful sidemen in the business, Vai recorded with Alcatrazz, Whitesnake, David Lee Roth and Public Image Ltd.

He launched his solo career with the release of Flex-Able, a homemade indie album, in 1984. Since 1990, he has recorded and released eight studio albums, eight live albums, two EPs, 12 soundtracks, 20 compilation albums, seven videos and more. Steve Vai has earned 15 Grammy nominations and has won three Grammy Awards and appeared as a guest artist on more than 40 albums, playing with artists like Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Gregg Bissonnett and Joe Jack- son, among others.

Stillness In Motion – Vai Live in L.A.

Recorded Live at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on October 12, 2012 Produced by Steve Vai

2 CD Edition

Disc 1

1. Intro/Racing the World
2. Velorum
3. Band Intros
4. Building the Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Gravity Storm
7. Weeping China Doll
8. John the Revelator
9. The Moon and I
10. The Animal
11. Whispering a Prayer

Disc 2

1. The Audience Is Listening
2. Rescue Me or Bury Me
3. Sisters
4. Treasure Island
5. Salamanders In the Sun
6. Pusa Road
7. Frank
8. The Ultra Zone (CD Version)
9. Build Me a Song L.A.
10. For The Love of God
11. Taurus Bulba

2 DVD Edition

Disc 1

1. Intro/Racing the World
2. Velorum
3. Band Intros
4. Building the Church
5. Tender Surrender
6. Gravity Storm
7. The Trillium’s Launch
8. Weeping China Doll
9. John the Revelator
10. The Moon and I
11. The Animal
12. Whispering a Prayer
13. The Audience Is Listening 14. Where Are We
15. Rescue Me or Bury Me
16. Sisters
17. Treasure Island
18. Beastly Rap
19. Salamanders In the Sun
20. Pusa Road
21. Earthquake Sky, Drum Solo 22. I’m Tired
23. The Ultra Zone
24. Frank

Disc 2

1. Build Me a Song L.A.
2. For the Love of God
3. Taurus Bulba

Story of Light Tour: The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief)

4. Leg 1 (Rehearsals/USA)
5. Leg 2 (Europe/Eastern Europe)
6. Leg 3 (Vegas/Netherlands/Russia/Ukraine/Europe)
7. Leg 4 (Australia/NZ/Indonesia/China/S. Korea/Japan/Taiwan/Thailand) 8. Leg 5 (Europe…again)
9. Leg 6 (USA…again)
10. Leg 7 (Mexico/South America/China)
11. Leg 8 (Vegas/Singapore/Malaysia/Israel/Europe/Russia/Ukraine) 12. Leg 9 (USA/St. Barths/Japan/France/Poland)



All About Flo

February 4, 2015

Please enjoy our new feature about Steve’s iconic Flo guitar, All About Flo:

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