Steve to be inducted in the Long Island Music Hall of Fame

Today, the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) proudly announced their 2016 inductees – a diverse array of performers, groups, music industry leaders and venues that have made significant contributions to Long Island’s rich music history.

This years’ class of inductees includes legendary music executive Charles Koppelman, guitarist and composer Steve Vai, singer/songwriter Garland Jeffreys, film composer Carter Burwell, hip-hop performer Big Daddy Kane, legendary songwriters/instrumentalists Santo & Johnny, early jazz specialist/bandleader Vince Giordano, and Westbury Music Fair, now the NYCB Theater at Westbury.  The LIMHoF will also present the 2016 Harry Chapin Award to Steven Van Zandt for his dedication to music education on Long Island and across the country. Additionally, LIMHoF honors the 2015 and 2016 Music Educators of NoteLong Island public or private school educators who have demonstrated an exceptional and long-term commitment to music education, as well as Long Island music students.

All of the inductees were selected from LIMHoF’s evolving and growing list of involved people, artists, groups and entities that were born, raised, were founded, or have resided on Long Island for a significant portion of their career or existence.

On Thursday, November 3, 2016, the Sixth Induction Awards Ceremony and Fundraising Gala with a star-studded red carpet event will take place at The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Avenue, Westbury, New York.

In addition to tributes, performances and introductions by the class of inductees, the Induction Ceremony will host a variety of celebrity appearances, musical performances and visits from former inductees.  Past attendees have included: Billy Joel, Lou Reed, LL Cool J, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Eddie Money, Joan Jett, Clive Davis, Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge, members of KISS, Paul Shaffer, Leslie West & Mountain, Roger Waters, Blue Oyster Cult, Taylor Dayne, Little Anthony, Laurie Anderson, Charlie Daniels, Al Kooper, Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Fudge, Alec Baldwin, the family of Aaron Copland, Public Enemy, members of Dream Theater, Ron Delsener, and many more.

“On behalf of myself and the entire Board of Directors of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame, we are thrilled to have a new class of inductees join a long list of incredible people who have made their mark on the music industry”, said Joe Jankowski, Executive Director of the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.  “This Induction Ceremony is set to be one of our best yet and as always, we have quite a few surprises up our sleeves.”

“I am very pleased that the Long Island Music Hall of Fame has chosen The Space at Westbury for its prestigious induction ceremony.  We look forward to hosting this extraordinary event,” said Cyrus Hakakian, founder and owner of The Space at Westbury.

Discounted Pre-sale tickets will go on sale Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 11am, and end Friday, September 16, at 10am. General on-sale will then begin. General seating starts at $95 ($75 presale) and are available through Ticketmaster online at  Premium VIP table seating and sponsorships are available, which includes an exclusive VIP Pre-Induction Awards Dinner Party, Performances, and Awards Ceremony.

For information about Premium seating, please contact the Long Island Music Hall of Fame at 516-938-1626 or or visit

Honorary citizenship Vicopisano for Steve

Cool news! Steve will be given honorary citizenship and a key to the city of Vicopisano, Italy (near Pisa) next week! Photos to follow!

Steve will be in Italy giving Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclasses on the following dates:

September 18th: Fiorano (Modena), Italy – Teatro Astoria – 7.00 pm – info:   

September 19th: San Giovanni alla Vena (Pisa), Italy – Blitz Live Music Pub – 9.30 pm – info:

September 20th: Roma, Italy – Planet Live Club – 9.30 pm – info:

September 21st: Cagliari, Italy – Auditorium Comunale – info:

September 23rd: Foggia, Italy – Teatro Giordano – 9.00 pm – info:

September 24th: Martirano Lombardo (Catanzaro), Italy – Sala Cesare Nava – 8.30 pm – info:

September 25th: Palermo, Italy – Teatro Santa Cecilia – 9.00 pm – info:

September 26th: Verona, Italy  – Teatro Astra – 9.00 pm – info:


Labor Day sale on

Specially for Labor Day: save 20% on all Vai merch when you use code “Labor20” at the checkout on our web store. The sale ends  9/5 at midnight PST.



Tony MacAlpine opens for Steve on West Coast tour leg

Very cool news: 

Long time The Breed band member Tony MacAlpine, who incidentally celebrates his birthday today, will Join Steve’s tour to open on the following dates:

Oct 8: Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center

Oct 9: Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues

Oct 11: San Diego, CA – House Of Blues

Oct 12: Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater

Oct 13: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Oct 14: Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

Oct 16: Portland, OR – Revolution Hall

Tony will be joined by his band: Aquiles Priester (drums) and Bjorn Englen (bass).

We are so happy that Tony is recovering and feeling back to normal, and thrilled that he will join this part of the Passion & Warfare 25th ann. tour as part of his own tour during October.

Check out for the remainder of his solo tour dates. 


Additional US Tourdates announced

New North American Tour Dates Added for Steve Vai’s Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour!

Ticketing links will be posted shortly

Saturday, October 8, 2016 Riverside, CA Fox Performing Arts Center
Sunday, October 9, 2016 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues Las Vegas
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 San Diego, CA House of Blues San Diego
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theatre
Thursday, October 13, 16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Friday, October 14, 2016 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
Monday, October 17, 2016 Nanaimo, BC The Port Theater
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
Friday, October 21, 2016 Saskatoon, SK O’Brians Event Centre
Saturday, October 22, 2016 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
Sunday, October 23, 2016 Burnsville, MN The Ames Center
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Rocksino
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
Friday, October 28, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI The Orbit Room
Saturday, October 29, 2016 North Tonawanda, NY Riveria Theater
Sunday, October 30, 2016 Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 London, ON London Music Hall
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 Ottawa, ON Algonquin Commons Theatre
Friday, November 4, 2016 Albany, NY Hart Theater at The Egg
Sunday, November 6, 2016 Boston, MA Wilbur Theatre
Monday, November 7, 2016 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 New York, NY The Town Hall
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
Friday, November 11, 2016 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Westbury, NY The Space at Westbury
Monday, November 14, 2016 New Brunswick, NJ State Theater
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Harrisburg, PA The Whitaker Center For Science & the Arts – Sunoco Theater


Steve’s Leather Jacket on Ebay

Our Ebay Auction is now live:

Check out the auction here or visit or special Ebay page for more information.


Desmond Tutu Legacy Project Concert

Steve Vai, Incubus and Donovan are giving a special concert for the Desmond Tutu Legacy Project on October 7th at The Saban Theater in Los Angele! Pre-sale tickets are now available and GA seating tickets go on sale this Saturday, Aug 20: