Steve supports Starjam, a charity based in Auckland, New Zealand that gives children with special needs the chance to feel like superstars as they sing, dance and perform together on stage. They are currently doing some fundraising to keep their doors open & they’ve posted a “Save Starjam” video along with a donation link on [...]
Steve Vai is set to release Naked Tracks Volumes 6 & 7 on June 6th 2013. The Naked Tracks CDs are the exact tracks from Steve’s solo releases without the lead guitar- so you can play, improvise, shred, rap- whatever, on top of the recordings to make it your own. Volume 6 features selections from [...]
Steve has released “Juice,” “The Attitude Song,” and “Tender Surrender” for users to enjoy using Jammit- a music platform app that allows users to isolate guitar or bass tracks so musicians can play along with the original multi-track recordings. Hear Steve’s every lick at full speed or slow down the the track without losing the [...]
Steve’s longtime guitar tech, Thomas “TimeSpeed” Nordegg, shows us Steve’s touring guitars backstage on “The Story of Light’ Tour.” Video courtesy of CelestionUK.
You can now purchase exclusive merchandise from Steve’s “The Story of Light” US & European tour through the Vai.com Store. The items include t-shirts, signed programs & a very bright LED Vai keychain light. Official CD/DVD releases, songbooks and custom bundles from previous tours are also available. Click here to see all items.
MusicOff.com, an online music community for musicians based in Italy, interviews Steve about his career, the state of music distribution and the many opportunities for those who are pursuing a career in music now, with all the hopes and doubts that arise.
Steve talks about Led Zeppelin, lettuce, lost guitars and his love of the bizarre in the March 2013 issue of Total Guitar UK Magazine.
In this video, Steve talks about the US & European leg of “The Story of Light Tour,” upcoming “Naked Tracks” installments, his appearance in Las Vegas at this year’s “Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp,” composing for “The Stravinsky Festival” in Holland, his trip to Chicago for the flour + wine/MEF fundraiser this weekend and more. [...]
Win an autographed Steve Vai Ibanez and help keep music education alive for kids! Join Steve Vai, flour + wine (co-owned and operated by Steve’s brother Michael Vai) and School of Rock in their quest to support Music Education Foundation (MEF) programs. Raffle tickets for the Ibanez are $5 a piece, on sale [...]
Win two days of recording at the legendary Ocean Way Recording studios with Steve’s recording engineer Greg Wurth at the helm! The auction supports Hollywood Arts, a non-profit organization that provides structured creative resources to at-risk youth. Your songs will be mixed by top-talent mixing artist, Mark Howard (U2, Neil Young, Bob Dylan). Click here [...]
Hey Folks, As I write this letter, I’m on a plane flying home after just having played our final and 96th show of “The Story of Light Tour”. I say final, but that’s just for now. It feels appropriate to say that this tour was a revelatory experience for myself and the band. We have [...]
The contemporary classical duo “2Cellos” debuts their new video featuring Steve tearing it up on AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell”! The video premieres today in the US on AOL! Click here to watch the video and look for the 2Cellos release early next year. Click here to watch.
Vai.com is pleased to announce Steve’s 10/12 live performance at Club Nokia in Los Angeles will be broadcast, live on AXS TV. Official press release below. STEVE VAI SHARES “THE STORY OF LIGHT” LIVE TOMORROW EXCLUSIVELY ON AXS TV Special live concert event with the Grammy Award-winning guitarist to be televised nationally October 12th (October [...]
Steve’s performance at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles will be live broadcast on AXS TV this Friday, October 12 at 8:45 PT! Visit this page to see which channel AXS TV is in your area.
Hey Folks, Steve here. Our US tour has been quite glorious. We are in the home stretch. Jeremy’s tech has made some hand held cam shots of him performing some of our tracks. Check them out. This is an elite musician in the moment of his craft. Very inspiring. Tarus Bulba is a bear to [...]
Hey folks, I am thrilled to announce a new app I have been working on with Allen Sides and “Metal Sidecar” app engineers: “The Ocean Way Microphone Locker.” It’s pretty remarkable. It gives stats on virtually every important studio mic there is, the instruments it’s best used on, and how to use it. An indispensable [...]
EVO Experience passes are now available for the UK tour dates in December. The EVO pass entitles you to a meet & greet with Steve, see the sound check, participate in a Q&A session, get an autographed photo, receive a print of a hand-written score and more. For add’l details, visit the home page. *Please [...]
Hey Folks, We are ten shows into the tour and I am feeling rockets of appreciation shooting from me. I didn’t know what to expect after 5 years of no solo shows but I’m blown away by the support and response for the band at the shows. We are having an amazing time on [...]