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The worldwide tour for Stve’s new album Fire Garden will ckick off Monday November 18th in Los Angeles and will continue for many months to come. Here are the dates that we currently have. Please kep in mind that due to circumstances beyond our control, some dates could change!

November 18 – Los Angeles, CA. – House of Blues

November 19 – Ventura, CA.     – Ventura Theatre

November 20 – San Fransisco, CA.- Bimbo’s

November 21 – Palo Alto, CA.   – The Edge

November 23 – Las Vegas, NV.   – TBD

November 24 – Salt Lake City,UT.- Zephyrs

November 25 – Wichita, KS.     – TBD

November 26 – Oklahoma City, OK.- Diamond Ballroom

November 27 – Tulsa, OK.       – Caines Ballroom

November 29 – Fort Worth, TX.   – Caliene’s Dream

November 30 – Houston, TX.     – TBD

December 1 – New Orleans, LA. – House of Blues

December 2 – Memphis, TN.     – TBD

December 3 – Kansas City, MO. – TBD

December 4 – Cedar Rapids, IA. – TBD

December 5 – Minneapolis, MN. – 1st Avenue

December 6 – Milwaukee, WI.   – The Ray

December 7 – Chicago, IL.     – House of Blues

December 8 – St. Louis, MO.   – Mississippi Nights

December 10 – Cincinatti, OH.   – Bogarts or Garage

December 11 – Detroit, MI.     – St. Andrews Hall

December 12 – Cleveland, OH.   – The Odion

December 13 – Buffalo, NY       – (Tentative)

December 14 – New York City, NY.- TBD

December 15 – New Jersey       – (Tentative)

December 16 – Boston, MA.       – (Tentative)

December 18 – Montreal         – (Tentative)

December 19 – Toronto           – (Tentative)

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The Instrumentals of Rock will broadcast their G3 tour special live on the Internet at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. See the Instrumentals of Rock web site at for more information.

Vai on the Radio

Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Eric Johnson will all appear live on RockLine on the evening of October 7th. They’ll discuss the G3 tour, which begins the following week in San Fransisco, and each of their individual projects.



September and October will be very busy months for Steve Vai and his web site. Not only will we be making some drastic changes to the site, but we will also bring you 2 very exclusive online events. Below is a list of the upcoming online events:


September 17, 1996
8:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

September 17th will certainly be a landmark day for Steve Vai. Not only will his infamous heart shaped guitar and Austrian crystal covered suit be inducted into the Hard Rock Cafe’s memorabilia collection, but his newest release Fire Garden will be officially released into stores. We will be celebrating these two events simultaneously on the web site. Starting at 8:00 p.m., you will be able to hear Fire Garden in it’s entirety while watching up to the minute coverage of the events going on at the Hard Rock Cafe. We will be having giveaways throughout the night and who knows, maybe Steve will even jump online to say hello. Keep checking back with us for up to date information.


September 28, 1996
8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

In a reunion of a Grammy Award-winning creative partnership, rock guitarist/composer Steve Vai and composer/conductor Joel Thome will present Soundcurrent: A Musical Celebration, an evening of crossover music by classical and rock musicians, on Saturday, September 28 at 8:00 pm at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York. Audio and video from the show will be simulcast in real time from this web site! If you can’t make the show, check it out online!






October 11, 1996 – Whenever

The most influential Rock Instrumental guitarists of the past decade–Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai — are joining forces this fall for a major U.S. tour titled G3. Check out the Epic press release. We now have the following dates for the show:

October 11 – San Fransisco, CA – Concord Pavilion

October 12 – Los Angeles, CA. – Hollywood Bowl

October 13 – San Diego, CA.   – Summer Pops Bowl

October 14 – Las Vegas, NV.   – The Joint

October 15 – Phoenix, AZ.     – Mesa Amphitheatre

October 17 – Austin, TX.       – Austin Music Hall

October 18 – San Antonio, TX. – Sunken Garden Amp.

October 19 – The Woodlands, TX – KLOL Radio Show

October 20 – Dallas, TX.       – Dallas Music Complex

October 22 – Cleveland, OH.   – Cleveland Music Hall

October 25 – New York, NY.     – Beacon Theater

October 26 – New York, NY.     – Beacon Theater

October 27 – Boston, MA.       – Orpheum Theater

October 30 – Columbus, OH.     – Veterans Memorial Aud.

October 31 – Auburn Hills, MI. – The Palace

November 1 – Chicago, IL.     – Aragon Ballroom

November 2 – Minneapolis, MN. – Northrup Auditorium

November 4 – Denver, CO.       – Mammoth Event

November 6 – Spokane, WA.     – Opera House

November 7 – Portland, OR.     – Arlene Schnitzer Hall

November 8 – Seattle, WA.     – Paramount

These are the ONLY dates that we have at the current time. We will make sure that this list is updated as soon as we have more confirmed show dates. Tickets for the G3 tour will be available through the usual ticket outlets (Ticketmaster, etc.). We are planning to bring you coverage of the G3 tour as it rolls across the country, so check back often!

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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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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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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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