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Moxipop Interview, Part II

December 3, 2013

Moxipop has done an extensive two part interview with Steve. Here is the second part:


Be sure to visit Moxipop on facebook and twitter as well.

Moxipop Interview, Part I

November 27, 2013

Moxipop has done an extensive two part interview with Steve. Here is the part one about his approach to personal peace and more in this exclusive interview.


Be sure to visit Moxipop on facebook and twitter as well.


Hey folks.
Steve here. As some of you know we have a portion of the show called “Build Me A Song” where I invite some folks up from the audience to help us build a song. It’s always a hoot and on this particular night in Austin I had a young man, Kenny Finkelstine come up on the stage. He was an exceptional participant who wore a tremendous smile the whole show.
Sometimes I drape my guitar around song participants and play it and Kenny was a great sport about it.
Here’s a fun shot he sent to the Vai concert review forums.



EVO Cake

Check out this sweet Evo JEM presented to Steve in Dallas, Texas by 6-string cake-baker, Mike Cooper.

Eric Johnson jams with Steve at the Austin, TX show

November 24, 2013

Hey folks,
We were thrilled and honored to have Eric Johnson visit our show in Austin. He came up and jammed during the show. It was so wonderful to feel Eric’s beautiful energy on the stage again. Just hearing one note from his inspired fingers warms the heart. Thank you my friend.


Steve Vai interview with Grand Rapids, MI WZZM TV 13

November 16, 2013

Legendary Guitarist Steve Vai Sits Down With Stephanie

See the interview online here:




youhearthis.com interview with Steve

November 13, 2013


YHT? posted this great interview with Steve on their site:


Some photos from the tour!

November 10, 2013


The Daily Times Interview with Steve Vai

November 7, 2013

The Daily Times posted a great interview with Steve. You can read it online here:


My birthday gift from Romania.

November 6, 2013

Hey Folks,
Meet the new addition to the Vai family. This tree was gifted to me by a donation made by my dear friend in Romania, Anca Lupes.  See her letter below about it.  I picture its roots wrapped in a little diaper,
Weird ay?


Hi Steve,
Please meet your tree:

As you may know, trees are only planted during spring and autumn. Your tree was planted on Saturday, October 26. It was named „The Romanian VAI Tree”.
It was planted along with 2000 other baby trees next to an oil refinery and it is part of a small forest that started to be grown in 2009 by an ecologist NGO called „More Green”.
The small forest which is more a green barrier that protects the city of Ploiesti (60km away from Bucharest) from the pollution of the oil refinery has now an area of 4 acres and counting.

The tree is now a baby red oak which is known to grow tall (up to 90ft) strong and live long (up to 500 years) so plenty of time to visit.

Have a great day!

Devin Townsend, “The Retinal Circus”

October 26, 2013

Hey Folks,
One of my favorite artists in the world, Devin Townsend, has released an absolutely off-the-hook epic concert DVD masterpiece , “The Retinal Circus”. The packaging alone is monumental.
I was guest narrator on a video screen through the performance.
What Devin accomplished here is truly mind blowing. Check it out:  http://www.omerch.eu/shop/devintownsend/products.php?cat=2288




Life on the Road – Behind the Steve Vai ‘Story of Light’ Tour

October 22, 2013

Please enjoy Part 2 of “Life on the Road – Behind the Steve Vai ‘Story of Light’ Tour.” Part I can be seen here: http://bit.ly/VaiTourPT1


Pics from the road, September 2013

October 6, 2013

In Mallorca…

October 1, 2013

I would have to say that the concert in Mallorca Spain was one of the highlights of the tour.
That island has such a pulsing life to it.
Where I played is a school, Es Gremi: Centre Musical and they named a street after me. It has no speed limit, ha!


South America Tour Announced

September 25, 2013




The Story of Light…finds [Vai] continuing to push the envelope as a composer, arranger and, most of all, as a guitarist who continues to raise the bar for himself and others.” – Gibson.com

Nashville, TN – September 25, 2013: After an overwhelming enthusiastic response to his 97 shows performed over the last year on his “Story of Light 2013 Tour,” virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai will bring the tour to Mexico and South America. Fan reviews of the shows have been phenomenal and can be read here at ticketmaster.com.


“Steve Vai playing the guitar live: it went beyond just a guy with a guitar, it was more than just some amazing musicians working well together to do their job. Well it could have been Muhammad Ali (in his prime) in the ring. It was David Copperfield. It was Norman Mailer or it was a visit – briefly down to earth – from a guitar god. But it was special. It was truly moving. It was inspiring. And just a little frightening (in an awe-struck way) to see someone that effortlessly good, that impossibly cool. Vai is Zen. Guitar master” is what Stuff.co.nz has said about Vai.


The tour is in support The Story Of Light, his critically acclaimed solo album that was released on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999.


Vai will kick off this solo run November 26 in Mexico City with additional shows in Guadalajara, Bogata, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro. The Mexico and South American shows are in addition to a full slate of U.S. and Canadian tour dates planned for Oct. 16 – Nov. 23 (a full list of dates is below; visit Vai’s website for ticket information.)


The “Story of Light 2013 Tour” features a unique premium package – the Evo Experience – which includes an intimate, up to 1 hour Q&A session with Steve, access to sound check, an exclusive EVO Experience laminate and other Vai merchandise items. EVO Experience premium tickets will be available for purchase through Vai’s website, www.Vai.com. A limited number of EVO Experience tickets are available for each show.


The Story of Light is Vai’s first studio record in seven years and described by AOL’s Noisecreep as “A brilliant record, fully-loaded with all of the soaring, tasteful playing that defines Vai’s work.” The album’s sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artist’s acclaimed album Real Illusions: Reflections (2005.) The storyline follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption. Throughout, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Vai’s lead guitar is as lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and solos bending sounds and listeners’ minds in equal measure.

11/26/13 Mexico City, Mexico Metropolitan Theatre

11/28/13 Guadalajara, Mexico Diana Theatre

12/1/13 Caracas, Venezuela Anfiteatro Sambil

12/3/13 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center

12/5/13 Santiago, Chile Teeatro Caupolican

12/7/13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Circo Voador

12/8/13 Sao Paulo, Brazil CrediCard

12/9/13 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Chevrolet Hall

12/10/13 Brasilia, Brazil Teatro Villa Lobos

12/12/13 Buenos Aires, Argentina Grand Rex



10/16/13 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

10/17/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues

10/18/13 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre

10/19/13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

10/20/13 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass – Ovations Showroom

10/22/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto

10/23/13 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre

10/24/13 Santa Fe, NM The Lensic

10/26/13 Tyler, TX Click’s

10/27/13 Kansas City, KS Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge

10/29/13 Columbia, MO Blue Note

10/30/13 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre

10/31/ 13 Council Bluffs, IA Horseshoe Whiskey Road House

11/1/13 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman

11/2/13 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater

11/3/13 Joliet, IL Mojoes

11/5/13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

11/6/13 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

11/7/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

11/8/13 Rama, ON Casino Rama

11/9/13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

11/10/13 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

11/12/13 Chattanooga, TN Track 29

11/13/13 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre

11/14/13 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

11/15/13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

11/16/13 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre

11/17/13 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s

11/19/13 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

11/20/13 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

11/21/13 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre

11/22/13 Dallas, TX House of Blues

11/23/13 Houston, TX House of Blues


For more information on the tour or new album visit: www.vai.com


September 21, 2013






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Sam Ash “Best of Shred” Contest deadline extended

September 17, 2013

Sam Ash has extended the deadline for Best In Shred another week. The new deadline is September 22nd.

The Sam Ash “Best of Shred” Contest encourages you to upload the best 15 seconds of your original guitar playing to your Instagram account with the hashtag #SamAshVai and including usernames @SamAshMusic & @SteveVaiHimself. Visit this link for the official rules and participating locations/cities.

‘Life on the Road – Behind the Steve Vai “Story of Light Tour” (Pt I)

September 15, 2013

Please enjoy this special video ‘Life on the Road – Behind the Steve Vai “Story of Light Tour” (Pt I) by Chris Huber.



Pics from the road..

September 10, 2013

Here are some pictures from Jakarta and Bangkok (Pictures by Ferdie ArQuero):














Photo’s from Antwerp

September 7, 2013



Decisions, decisions…..