South America Tour Announced




The Story of Light…finds [Vai] continuing to push the envelope as a composer, arranger and, most of all, as a guitarist who continues to raise the bar for himself and others.” –

Nashville, TN – September 25, 2013: After an overwhelming enthusiastic response to his 97 shows performed over the last year on his “Story of Light 2013 Tour,” virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai will bring the tour to Mexico and South America. Fan reviews of the shows have been phenomenal and can be read here at


“Steve Vai playing the guitar live: it went beyond just a guy with a guitar, it was more than just some amazing musicians working well together to do their job. Well it could have been Muhammad Ali (in his prime) in the ring. It was David Copperfield. It was Norman Mailer or it was a visit – briefly down to earth – from a guitar god. But it was special. It was truly moving. It was inspiring. And just a little frightening (in an awe-struck way) to see someone that effortlessly good, that impossibly cool. Vai is Zen. Guitar master” is what has said about Vai.


The tour is in support The Story Of Light, his critically acclaimed solo album that was released on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999.


Vai will kick off this solo run November 26 in Mexico City with additional shows in Guadalajara, Bogata, Santiago and Rio de Janeiro. The Mexico and South American shows are in addition to a full slate of U.S. and Canadian tour dates planned for Oct. 16 – Nov. 23 (a full list of dates is below; visit Vai’s website for ticket information.)


The “Story of Light 2013 Tour” features a unique premium package – the Evo Experience – which includes an intimate, up to 1 hour Q&A session with Steve, access to sound check, an exclusive EVO Experience laminate and other Vai merchandise items. EVO Experience premium tickets will be available for purchase through Vai’s website, A limited number of EVO Experience tickets are available for each show.


The Story of Light is Vai’s first studio record in seven years and described by AOL’s Noisecreep as “A brilliant record, fully-loaded with all of the soaring, tasteful playing that defines Vai’s work.” The album’s sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artist’s acclaimed album Real Illusions: Reflections (2005.) The storyline follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption. Throughout, three-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Vai’s lead guitar is as lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and solos bending sounds and listeners’ minds in equal measure.

11/26/13 Mexico City, Mexico Metropolitan Theatre

11/28/13 Guadalajara, Mexico Diana Theatre

12/1/13 Caracas, Venezuela Anfiteatro Sambil

12/3/13 Bogota, Columbia Royal Center

12/5/13 Santiago, Chile Teeatro Caupolican

12/7/13 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Circo Voador

12/8/13 Sao Paulo, Brazil CrediCard

12/9/13 Belo Horizonte, Brazil Chevrolet Hall

12/10/13 Brasilia, Brazil Teatro Villa Lobos

12/12/13 Buenos Aires, Argentina Grand Rex



10/16/13 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

10/17/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues

10/18/13 Ventura, CA Ventura Theatre

10/19/13 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

10/20/13 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass – Ovations Showroom

10/22/13 Tucson, AZ Rialto

10/23/13 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theatre

10/24/13 Santa Fe, NM The Lensic

10/26/13 Tyler, TX Click’s

10/27/13 Kansas City, KS Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge

10/29/13 Columbia, MO Blue Note

10/30/13 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre

10/31/ 13 Council Bluffs, IA Horseshoe Whiskey Road House

11/1/13 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman

11/2/13 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater

11/3/13 Joliet, IL Mojoes

11/5/13 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

11/6/13 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

11/7/13 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

11/8/13 Rama, ON Casino Rama

11/9/13 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

11/10/13 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

11/12/13 Chattanooga, TN Track 29

11/13/13 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre

11/14/13 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

11/15/13 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

11/16/13 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre

11/17/13 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s

11/19/13 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

11/20/13 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

11/21/13 Austin, TX Paramount Theatre

11/22/13 Dallas, TX House of Blues

11/23/13 Houston, TX House of Blues


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