Modern Primitive Pre-order on Amazon

The pre-order of the special edition of Steve Vai’s “Modern Primitive” as the latest instalment of The Secret Jewel Box collection (and as a standalone disc) is now live on Amazon here!

Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass in Mexico, 28th of May

Steve will be doing an Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass on the 28th of May, at the Foro Viena in Mexico City. 

ALIEN GUITAR SECRETS is an unprecedented masterclass opportunity offered by Steve Vai to all music students and guitar enthusiasts. This two to three hour unique experience gives the attendees a unique opportunity to hear Steve discuss music theory, guitar technique, the music business, and most importantly, methods to discover and unlock your personal musical identity. In this class Steve shares his rich experience as an independent musician and offers tremendously inspiring, and at times deeply esoteric, insight into being the best you can be at your craft.
Steve also plays along to a few select backing tracks, and also offers a question and answer session, and the opportunity for a few attendees to jam or personally interact with Steve during the class.

For more information and tickets visit  Tickets are also directly available via Ticketmaster here. 

Steve Vai to headline Starmus IV Festival in Norway, June 18 – 23

Just announced: Steve Vai will be headlining at Starmus IV Festival with “The Modern Primitives” ~Devin Townsend, Nuno Bettencourt & Grace Potter~ in Trondheim, Norway, June 18-23! Starmus is a celebration of Astronomy, Science, Arts and Knowledge whose dedicated speakers include Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin, Brian Eno and many leaders in art and science. Board members include Brian May, Peter Gabriel and a dozen top astrophysicists! In addition to performing at the festival, Steve will also give a presentation on Creative Manifestation. Get tickets at 🖖🏼

Malibu Guitar Festival 2017

Steve will be performing at the  on May 19th in Los Angeles! The festival celebrates the guitar and features an incredible lineup of performers including Mick Fleetwood, Tommy Emmanuel, Lari Basilio, Hunter Hayes, Laurence Juber, zepparella, G. Love, Nik West and many talented artists! Visit to purchase tickets & enjoy the show!!


Steve to perform at the #Acoustic-4-A-Cure on May 15th in San Fransisco

Steve Vai will be performing at The #Acousic4Cure Concert on May 15th, 2017 at The Fillmore in SF! Steve joins Sammy “The Red Rocker” Hagar, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Don Felder, Grohl Dave, Bob Weir, Sarah McLachlan & Mick Fleetwood for this special show. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 31, 2017 at


Now in its fourth year, Acoustic-4-A-Cure has quickly become one of the year’s hottest tickets, with legendary artists performing acoustic sets, epic collaborations and impromptu jams from the stages of intimate and storied San Francisco venues like The Fillmore.  The benefit was created by Bay Area rock legends Sammy Hagar and James Hetfield, whose vision was to raise needed funds and awareness for the pediatric cancer research by throwing a must-see concert for fans and donating all of the proceeds to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.  In past years, artists including John Mayer, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jerry Cantrell, Melissa Ethridge, Joe Satriani, Pat Monahan, Adam Sandler, Nancy Wilson, Linda Perry, Chad Smith, Vic Johnson, Tommy Lee and Kris Kristoferson have joined Hagar and Hetfield to rock the sold-out benefit concerts.


Public television’s critically acclaimed concert series, Front and Center, has debuted a new episode featuring three-time Grammy Award winning guitarist Steve Vai. The intimate performance was filmed at New York’s Iridium — the smallest venue Vai has played in years. He was voted 10th “Greatest Guitarist” by Guitar World magazine in 2015.


In an exclusive interview captured prior to his performance Vai says, “when I wrote ‘Tender Surrender’ it was similar to any other song that I wrote that I thought was worth its salt. It came from just being present.” Vai continues, “I saw a great interview with Eric Clapton and they said ‘What are you thinking about when you’re playing?’ and he says, ‘Nothing, just being in the moment.’ And they said to Bob Dylan, I remember, ‘Where do you get your inspiration from?’ and he goes ‘I don’t know.’ Of course, Rolling Stone Magazine, they’re going to press him, ‘What do you mean, you don’t know?’ and he said, ‘I don’t know, it comes from that infinite pool of creativity that exists in everybody.’ So I think that that’s the right answer.” The full video can be seen here:

The episode will air nationally on public television. Check local listings for air dates and times here:


Front and Center is currently in its seventh season. The series features CMA Award winners, Grammy Award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and emerging artists. The show has featured performances by Cheap Trick, Dawes, Shawn Mendes, Southside Johnny, Kaleo, Southside Johnny, The Cadillac Three, and Rob Thomas, as well as Jennifer Nettles this season. Videos and more information about Front and Center are available at and


Steve Vai at Disney Concert Hall – March 11th, 2017