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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



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, a lifetime of memories. Steve will be headlining this festival on October 27/28. 

Get your tickets here:

https://insider.in/event/bacardi-nh7-weekender-2017-meghalaya-oct27-28-2017/buy/shows/59743364274f641706f94d9b/Tickets



Vai Academy 4.0 Registration now open!



Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass 24th Aug, Music Zoo, NY

Steve will be teaching an Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass at The Music Zoo in New York on August 24! Attendees, and the online community, all have a chance at winning a special signed Ibanez Guitars to benefit The Family & Children’s Association. Click the link below for full details: https://longislandweekly.com/guitar-legend-steve-vai-raffl…/

If you are unable to attend but still would like the chance to win the signed guitar, you can purchase a raffle ticket right here.



New webstore!

The Vai.com Merch Store has been completely redesigned and features several new items, including Steve’s signature DiMarzio Pickups, straps, cables, the brand new Diodak LED guitar display, Neck Illusions fretboard stickers, CDs and a large collection of apparel in all sizes! Visit https://www.stevevaistore.com/



HISTORIC 4 HOUR STEVE VAI RADIO SPECIAL IN CO LIVE!

The CoLive! Radio Show & Podcast will repeat the famous 1997 show

Steve Vai & Co de Kloet made, partly in Sacramento,  called:

“The Missing Link Between Contemporary Music & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar Solo”.

 

The show was presented by Dutch music and radio celebrity Henk Westbroek.

All 4 hours! Remastered!  

 

Airdates: July 15,16, 22 & 23 (20.00 hrs on www.nposoulenjazz.nl/colive  Local Dutch Time )

And available as podcast, so subscribe for free

 

https://itunes.apple.com/nl/podcast/ntr-co-live-podcast/id1250922661?mt=2

http://feeds.ntr.nl/colive

 



STEVE VAI’S MODERN PRIMITIVE ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE

Modern Primitive, the stand alone release for the 7th installment of the Steve Vai Secret Jewel Box is now available! This stand alone release of Modern Primitive is a limited edition album and has been modified specifically for Vai’s Secret Jewel Box, making this an instant collector’s item for Vai fans around the world.

Modern Primitive is comprised of material that was written and partially recorded with Vai’s band “The Classified” back in the early 80’s. “The Classified” consisted of Tommy Mars on Keyboards, Chris Frazier on drums, Stu Hamm on bass and Sue Mathis on vocals and keyboards that he formed after his first solo record Flex-Able (1983) and prior to the writing and recording of the music on Vai’s renowned, Passion and Warfare (1990). Vai completed the recording in 2016, 30 years after its inception. The album represents that missing link that exposes the colossal growth period between Flex-Able and Passion and Warfare.

Vai’s Secret Jewel Box Set a deluxe 10″x6″x6″ gloss black box, lined with red velvet. Hidden in a flap on the underside of the box in an exclusive CD interview with Steve specifically about the project. Much of the recordings contained in The Secret Jewel Box are comprised of various material from dozens of different records including guest appearances, film soundtracks, bonus tracks, a piano reduction CD, and a full CD comprised of choice tracks that Vai contributed to while working with Frank Zappa in the early 80’s. All of the rare and essential Vai recordings that do not appear on his solo records are collected here, with many surprises for even the most hardcore collector. A limited run of 7,000 units of the box set was manufactured and sold out.

Favored Nations’ Modern Primitive is now available in our web store