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VaiAcademy 2017

Hey Folks, Steve here. 

Well, the Vai Academy 3.0 this year in Asilomar CA was truly epic. All of the folks that contributed put their best foot forward and raised the bar for all of us. The atmosphere was alive and vibrating with learning, creativity and enthusiasm. 

We all made new friends and connected a lot of dots that will inevitably add to the quality of our musicality and life. 

The guest clinicians, Carlos Alomar, Zakk Wylde and Al DiMeola, all delivered generously, inspirationally and humorously. 

But perhaps my favorite part of the camp was when I had the opportunity to jam with any of the campers that were willing. I enjoyed focusing on them and their musical ideas and watching and listening to how those ideas manifested with the band. 

My deepest appreciation and gratitude to all those who attended. We are looking very forward to the next camp that will probably happen around the same time net year (early January). 

All the best to you for 2017 and beyond beyond. 

Steve Vai

 



Steve Vai Describes Developing Dark Matter 2 Pickups with DiMarzio

Check out this new video of Steve Vai describing his work with DiMarzio on developing new pickups and straps.

By the way, soon we will carry these items in our vai.com webstore!

 



Happy Holidays!

Hey Folks;

And happiest of holidays to you all. 

We just returned from a 103 show Passion and Warfare 25th anniversary tour that spanned Europe and USA. 

It was an exceptional life adventure and myself and the band wanted to sincerely thank all of you that attended the shows. 

I didn’t realize what an effect it would have on me to perform that whole record (PAW) from beginning to end. 

It was an honor for all of us and we are still swooning from that peak experience. 

When looking towards your 2017 I wish you all infinite freedom, expansion and joy. This is at the core of who we are.

Peace and love and good happiness stuff!

s

 

 



39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Broadcast on CBS

The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Broadcast on CBS featuring Steve as part of the musical tribute to the Eagles, airs on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9 p.m. EST / 8 p.m. CST on CBS-TV and CBS All Access.

The annual ceremony, which was hosted by The Late Show‘s own Stephen Colbert and attended by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on Dec. 4, paid tribute to the 2016 honorees: pianist Martha Argerich, rock legends the Eagles, actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and singer-songwriter James Taylor.

Here is a little preview:



Dec 4th show in San Antonio Canceled

Due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, the Steve Vai show set for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at the Tobin Center has been cancelled. Purchased tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase (to the original transaction credit card, or if purchased by cash or check a check, the refund will be mailed to the name and address on the original transaction). Ticket holders with questions may contact the Tobin Center Box Office at 210-223-8624. Their friendly customer service representatives are happy to assist you and answer any questions.



New DiMarzio Dark Matter 2 Video

Steve plays and talks about his new Dark Matter 2 Neck, Middle, and Bridge pickups, and his new “Modern Primitive” and “Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary” albums.
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/humbu…
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/humbu…
http://www.dimarzio.com/pickups/strat…

 



Update from the road – Note from Steve

Hey Folks, Steve here.
We are on tour honoring the 25th anniversary release of PAW and we are having an amazing run. The band is just smoking!
I’m taken back by such positive responses at the shows from the audience and I’m feeling a tremendous amount of appreciation in all aspects of this tour, especially performing all the songs and every note! It dawned on me at the beginning of this tour what incredible good fortune I have and when thinking back to the making of Passion and Warfare and the 25 year old Steve that was cooking it up, I remember the deep enthusiasm I was feeling during the whole process.

Now, 25-30 years later, (because I started working on the record close to 30 years ago) when I play these songs on stage I feel so much gratitude that I can be doing this 25 years later and there are people that are enjoying it.

We have a lot of nice surprises in store for 2017 and I’m looking forward to continuing to “Just go for it”.

Peace and love and good happiness stuff,

s