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:


Vai-Tal Ebay auction: Fire Garden Leather Jacket

Steve’s First Leather Jacket w Hand Painted “Fire Garden” Artwork from Tabitha Rose

Buyers for this month’s Vai-Tal used gear auction will have a chance to own the very first leather jacket Steve purchased with stunning new artwork of Steve’s “Fire Garden” album cover by Tabitha Rose.

From Steve:

“I always loved the look of these long leather coats and when I was around 18 years old and going to school in Boston I decided to have one made. A big step for a guy living on cereal and peanut butter. I loved this coat and wore it for years and then just kept it in my attic until Tabitha Rose recently spun some serious magic on it”

-Steve Vai

Check out our Ebay page for more details.

The auction will start August 22, at 11.00 PDT


Shows Istanbul and Sofia canceled.

Dear friends & fans,

Unfortunately, recent heartbreaking events happened in Istanbul that forced us to take some measures for our shows in Istanbul and as a result of scheduling, Sofia. Both dates have been cancelled. We share our condolences with our fans and hope to see you in the very near future.

Passion & Warfare North American Dates



LOS ANGELES — To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion and Warfare, Steve Vai is currently in Europe on the first leg of his very special world tour celebrating one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time.

This fall, Vai will bring his tour to North America starting on October 8, 2016 with a performance in Riverside, CA at the Fox Performing Arts Center. For the first time Vai will be performing the entire Passion and Warfare record from top to bottom, with some very special surprises in store. The first 20 North American Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour dates have been announced (see list of dates below). These 20 concerts represent the first half of the tour. The remaining half will be announced soon.
“The enjoyment that the band is having and the audience response to the shows we are playing in Europe has taken us a bit by surprise,” Vai said. “The collective support for the PAW 25th, Modern Primitive and this show is humbling. There is deep appreciation from us in having the opportunity to honor this record with this tour and we are smiling every moment of it.”
The tour will feature three unique premium Passion and Warfare VIP packages: the Front Row EVO Experience, the Meet & Greet EVO Experience, and the EVO Tour Package. With the Front Row and Meet & Greet EVO Experiences, fans will have an opportunity to sit with Steve in a Q&A session, attend soundcheck, and receive exclusive merchandise. A limited number of EVO Experience and EVO Tour Packages will be available for each show.
Sony Music Entertainment and Legacy Recordings recently released Vai’s Modern Primitive/Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition. Modern Primitive includes previously unreleased material that was either recorded or written after Vai’s first solo record Flex-Able and prior to the writing and recording of the music on Passion and Warfare. Fans will enjoy four bonus tracks on the 25th Anniversary version of Passion and Warfare, which was newly remastered from the original analog tapes.
“The music on Modern Primitive was written and recorded with virtually no expectations for its future,” Vai said. “As a result, there was an opening up to a powerful and personal creativity that allowed me to find the most stimulating music I could conjure.”
Corresponding with the album release and tour, TrueFire presents Steve Vai’s Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion & Warfare interactive video masterclass is now available at During this insightful masterclass, Vai shares ingenious methods to help guitarists unlock their own personal musical identities throughout as well as revealing overviews with select playing examples for each of the songs on his acclaimed Passion and Warfare album.
Vai will host his third Vai Academy guitar camp — Vai Academy 3.0 “Passion and Technique” — at the Asilomar Center ( in Carmel, California, Jan. 2-6, 2017 with special guests Al DiMeola, Zakk Wylde, Carlos Alomar and more. For more information, visit or e-mail:
“I can’t be more blown away by our lineup of special guests that will be joining us in January 2017 for our next Vai Academy,” Vai said. “The theme for this camp will be focusing on technique, and going deeper than technique to find a player’s individual and unique voice on the instrument.” For more information on Steve Vai, the Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour, and current Vai happenings, visit


Steve Vai – Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour Dates


  • July 20 – Palma, Spain – Teatro Trui
  • July 21 – Barcelona, Spain – BARTS Club Paral.lel 62
  • July 23 – Lisbon, Portugal – Cultural Centre of Belem
  • July 24 – Vila, Portugal – Hard Club
  • July 28 – Budapest, Hungary – Park Budapest
  • July 30 – Tbilisi, Georgia – Tbilisi Open Air
  • August 1 – Moscow, Russia – Moscow Annual Arts Festival
  • October 8 – Riverside, CA – Fox Performing Arts Center
  • October 9 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues – Las Vegas
  • October 11 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – San Diego
  • October 12 – Ventura, CA – Majestic Ventura Theatre
  • October 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
  • October 14 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
  • October 16 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
  • October 17 – Nanaimo, BC – The Port Theater
  • October 18 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Theatre
  • October 19 – Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
  • October 21 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
  • October 22 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
  • October 23 – Burnsville, MN – The Ames Center at Burnsville Performing Arts Center
  • October 25 – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
  • October 26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
  • October 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Orbit Room
  • October 29 – North Tonawanda, NY – Riviera Theater
  • October 30 – Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square
  • November 1 – London, ON – London Music Hall
  • November 2 – Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
Additional North American tour dates to be announced soon

The Making Of Passion And Warfare

Here’s an epic little video about the creation of one of the most iconic guitar albums ever created – Steve Vai’s Passion & Warfare

Steve Vai’s Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion and Warfare


True to Vai form, this Passion and Warfare edition of Alien Guitar Secrets goes way beyond the call of educational and inspirational duty for any student of guitar, at any level of play.

In the first half of this interactive video masterclass, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Steve Vai shares priceless insight and ingenious methods to help you discover and unlock your personal musical identity — the very same approaches he used to achieve his own mastery of the instrument and unparalleled success as a professional musician.

Topics and methods presented in the first half of the course include: 3-Step Manifestation, Deeper Than Technique, Develop Your Tone, Exercises Build Chops, Theory, Scales & Colors, Training Your Inner Ear, The Fragrance of Chords, Intonation, Bending Notes, Vibrato, Dynamics & Phrasing, The Dimension of Listening, and The Quality of Thought.

In the second half of the masterclass, Steve treats you to revealing overviews, with select playing examples, for each of the songs on his groundbreaking Passion and Warfare album — highly regarded as one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all-time.

Passion and Warfare song overviews include: “Liberty,” “Erotic Nightmares,” “The Animal,” “Answers,” “The Riddle,” “Ballerina 12/24,” “For The Love of God,” “The Audience Is Listening,” “I Would Love To,” “Blue Powder,” “Greasy Kid’s Stuff,” “Alien Water Kiss,” “Sisters,” and “Love Secrets.” Steve also gives you a quick rundown of his guitar and gear in a Gear Talk segment.

The video masterclass (Windows, Mac, and iOS compatible) features 4+ hours of video lessons, tab/notation for select playing examples (for complete transcriptions and notation, pick up the Passion and Warfare Songbook published by Hal Leonard).

Steve also generously includes the Passion and Warfare Naked Tracks for all of the songs on the album (original tracks from the album minus the lead guitar track) along with 6 live video performances including “Liberty,” “The Animal,” “Answers,” “For The Love of God,” “The Audience Is Listening,” and “Sisters.”

“If you want to play something that you can’t, you need to see and hear yourself doing it in your minds eye. It will start to happen.” – Steve Vai

 Alien Guitar Secrets: Passion and Warfare masterclass is now available at TrueFire.

Italian Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclass dates

Steve will do a few Alien Guitar Secrets Masterclasses in Italy this September.

See below for the dates and current information (More information will be added as it becomes available):

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: