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Happy Holidays!

Hey folks, you know who is here. 
I want to wish you all a peaceful, and fulfiling holiday season. It certainly has been here at chez Vai. 
This year was another mother load with the release of Inviolate and how amazingly well it was received, phewww! There was…
* Inviolate release
* Patreon content
* Another shoulder surgery
* Prepping orchestra scores and recordings in Holland and Finland
* Tour prep and our notorious but rewarding European tour
* Our very nice Vai Camp
* South America Rock in Rio with Living Color
* Outstanding peak American tour
* And this friendly message
I feel so honored to have had you there through all this. You humble me. I have no words for my appreciation of you. 😌
And now I’m inspired for 2023! 
So here’s my Holiday message to you… 
“The feeling of fulfillment can be accessed in you by the simple act of giving your full attention to doing something you enjoy doing, and feeling the appreciation of doing it while thinking of nothing else.
You are doing many things during the day that you can find this simple enjoyment in… waiting at a stop light, standing in a line, eating a meal, packing and un-packing, etc. etc. simple things. By giving these things full attention and thinking of nothing else, you are feeling fulfilled in that moment. 
A powerful reminder that can be referred to when needing to make a decision, is to “choose joy in this situation”. 
Happy Holidays
I see you, and I love you

Second Single “Busted” from “Vai/Gash” released.

“Busted” is out now! It’s the second single from the “Vai/Gash” album, which will be released on January 27, 2023. Click here to listen and pre-order:

Steve Vai & Metropole Orkest May 13, 2023

Once again I get to blast Holland with the Metropole Orchestra. We recorded together for 3 weeks last May, so we have a whole slew of newly orchestrated compositions to perform. Playing with the Metropole is always a powerful experience. The orchestra is comprised of adventurous and intensely talented people that know how to have a good time with these notes, and I’m looking so forward to it.

Thanks to Co De Kloet (creative catalyst) and Jukka Iisakkila (our Maestro).



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Dave Weiner

My dear friend Dave Weiner, I can never thank you enough for your dedication, care, professionalism and uplifting spirit you have brought to our stage and my music over the last 23 years. The respect you have shown me, the band, the crew, and all who have come into our orbit for the last 23 years is an example for all. One day in the future we will sit and reminisce over all the extraordinary life adventures we shared together. You are gentlemen, and you are extraordinary and I am grateful.
And of course there is an open invitation to join us for a ruckus jam at any time.

November 12 Nashville show canceled

Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen travel delay, the show at the CMA Theater in Nashville has been cancelled (we’ll be working to reschedule this show for next summer, so stay tuned for an update). Tickets will be automatically refunded at the point of purchase.

Vai/Gash “In The Wind” Out now!

“Vai/Gash” will be released on January 27th, 2023. “In The Wind” is available now! Click here to listen and pre-order:

Julien’s Auctions

Hey Folks, I was approached by the good people at Julien’s Auctions to hold an auction on a handful of items from my life and career. After 44 years of being a professional, I have gathered so much “stuff” that it feels right at this time to lighten the load. I did a comprehensive review of my collected materials and decided to offer up a good handful of items that some others might find interest in acquiring. There are 40 guitars on the block, a large amount of stage worn clothes from over the years & tons of notebooks I kept while working on various projects. I even found the art I drew up of my tattoo when I was 12. Here’s a link to the book with the items that will be available:…/Steve-Vai-Subscriber.html

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We just added a few more shows to the Satch/Vai 2024 Tour in KS, MO, & CA! Presale starts tomorrow using the code SVX24. ... See MoreSee Less
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Hey Folks, last weekend I was honored with the opportunity to perform a few songs with the mighty Chicago band at the Chicago and Friends Tribute Concert at Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. These concerts are a tribute celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the their debut album “Chicago Transit Authority." A special TV tribute concert “Decades Rock Live” will be culled from the performances and aired at some time in the future. The whole experience was outstanding. This historic band has been making hit records and touring for the last 57 years, and they sound more full and powerful than ever. Terry Kath, who was the original guitar player in Chicago until his death in 1978, was an inspired visceral player whose raw 60’s-70’s guitar tone helped shape the sound of rock guitar in popular music starting from their days opening up for Jimi Hendrix, who was a fan and friend of Terry. It was an honor to pay tribute to this legend and the band by contributing to several songs throughout the night. I have not played in such a huge sounding and robust band since Zappa. The horns were slammin', in tune, funky and phenomenally arranged. I also had the opportunity to meet new people and bond with them, which is my favorite thing about these kinds of gigs. Besides all the band members, some of those artists were Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram, Chris Daughtry, Robin Thicke, VoicePlay, Robert Randolph, and Judith Hill. They all delivered like bosses! And a shout out to the current guitar player in Chicago, Tony Obrohta. An outstanding player who fits the band perfectly and an overall terrific person. Thanks to the whole band for inviting me to contribute to this special event. I’m humbled. Here is a clip I found from the audience of the last little guitar cadenza I did on a song called “South California Purples." I’m sure the final TV version will sound infinitely better, but here’s a taste.Enjoy ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

It’s happening, Joe Satriani and I are touring together. For me this is like heaven in a cup. My favorite person to enter that intimate state of musical exchange with has always been Joe. It’s been this way since I was 12 years old and I couldn’t be more thrilled at this time in our lives to be doing this tour together now. I believe this celebration of the rock guitar will be a feast for the ears of all those who attend our shows. Tickets are on sale now: ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

And this ends our 2023 PAC Rim run. We kicked off in China and here I lay on the beach in Perth, Australia’s Rottnest Island. The entire experience was transformative. In a few weeks we are off to Bahrain and India for more exceptional adventures and fulfilling shows for all. ... See MoreSee Less
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