Modern Primitive and PAW 25th Ann now available!

Steve Vai’s Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, a 2-CD collection premiering previously unreleased music written or recorded by Vai from 1984-1990, in addition to the landmark album Passion and Warfare remastered from the original analog tapes–plus four bonus tracks–is available now!

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare, the special 2-CD edition of the album includes the first-ever release of Vai’s Modern Primitive songs and recordings. Based on song sketches and works-in-progress penned or partially recorded by Vai following the January 1984 release of his debut album, Flex-Able, the music on Modern Primitive was recently (2016) completed by Vai for release as a full album disc.


Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition has been released as a 2-CD physical collection while each disc will be available as a separate title on all digital platforms. The physical collection is housed in a 4-panel soft-pack with a 20-page Modern Primitive booklet and a 24-panel Passion and Warfare poster fold.

Vai is currently on his worldwide Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, performing the record from top to bottom for the first time ever in concert. Fall U.S. tour dates will be announced soon. For a complete list of tour dates, visit:


The the record on iTunes or Amazon now!


Guitar Player Track Premiere – No Pockets

Another new track!! Hear “No Pockets” on Guitar Player Magazine‘s website from Steve Vai‘s release of “Modern Primitive” -which comes out tomorrow- along with the 25th Anniversary Release of “Passion and Warfare” w bonus tracks!…/exclusive-premiere-hear…/58590

Loudwire Exclusive Song Premiere – “Never Forever”

Brand New Track Exclusive! Hear “Never Forever’ from Steve’s upcoming release, “Modern Primitive” on Loudwire right now!


The Enduring Passion of Steve Vai + Song Premiere – “Dark Matter”

Here’s Steve’s brand new track, “Dark Matter” from the upcoming release of “Modern Primitive” that was featured in Steve’s in-depth interview onNoisey yesterday!

Update from the tour….

Hey Folks,

We’ve kicked off the PAW tour and it is so great to be playing this entire record, I don’t know why we didn’t do this before. 

The band has got it down while I’m still dancing around my peddle board trying to remember all the patches for each song, ha. 

So thrilling to feel such support from the audience on this show. We set up our show review threads and I enjoy reading your posts so if you would like to post your thoughts on the show, please go here.


We are constantly looking to improve the show on all levels so your constructive critique is appreciated along with the things about the show you think worked well. 

Many thanks, 



Announcing Vai Academy V3.0 Featuring Special Guests Zakk Wylde, Al Di Meola, Carlos Alomar

Steve Vai proudly invites you to the third incarnation of Vai Academy, for 4 days and nights of non stop guitar, start to finish, January 2-6, 2017. Join us at the beautiful Asilomar Center, beautifully positioned in the oceanfront village of Carmel, California.

Visit our website to learn more!


This year’s Vai Academy will be ‘Passion & Technique’ where you’ll spend 4 days and nights discovering the intricacy of the guitar while jamming the day away with Steve Vai, his band and special guests including Zakk Wylde, Al Di Meola, and Carlos Alomar.

Vai Academy V3.0 will feature hands on, interactive workshops with Steve and his special guests, small group jamming sessions and performances from the artists beginning at 10 AM and going late into the night.

But hurry, because there is very limited availability. Reserve your spot today!

The Pacific Ocean is right outside your door!


Guitar World debuts “Lovely Elixir” from Modern Primitive

Legacy Recordings Celebrates The Groundbreaking Sounds Of

Guitarist/Composer Steve Vai With Release of

Modern Primitive / Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition

On Friday, June 24th

2CD Collection Premieres Previously Unreleased Music—Written Or Recorded By Steve Vai (from 1984-1990)—In Addition To Passion and Warfare Bonus Tracks Debuts Bonus Track “Lovely Elixir” This Morning

Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour Coming This Year