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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:

http://www.thedailytimes.com/Weekend/story/Guitar-slinger-Steve-Vai-follows-his-inspirations-around-the-rock-n-roll-world-id-042784



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?
s

 

Hi Steve,
Please meet your tree:

theromanianvaitree
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!
A



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

S

 

 



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!

mallorca



South America Tour Announced

September 25, 2013

GUITAR ALCHEMIST STEVE VAI

BRINGS “STORY OF LIGHT 2013 TOUR”

TO MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICA

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.
  
 
 
STEVE VAI MEXICO AND SOUTH AMERICAN “STORY OF LIGHT 2013 TOUR” DATES:

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

 

STEVE VAI U.S. & CANADA “STORY OF LIGHT 2013 TOUR” DATES:

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