Steve Vai Announces UK Tour Dates
Last updated: 27th June 2013
The highly skilled guitarist and composer Steve Vai returns to the UK for a short UK Tour in August and September 2013.
Steve Vai released his latest album ‘The Story Of Light’ last year which was the middle piece of his Real Illusions trilogy. The songs were recorded in Russian and the album described as a “…..a multi-layered melange based amplified mental exaggerations of a truth-seeking madman who sees the world through his own distorted perceptions".
Steve Vai tour dates:
Mandela Hall Belfast, Thu 29th August 2013
O2 Academy Leeds, Fri 30th August 2013
O2 Academy Bristol, Tue 3rd September 2013
O2 Academy Bournemouth, Wed 4th September 2013
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While still in his teens, Steve Vai took guitar lessons from another guitar legend, Joe Satriani. Vai later attended the Berklee College of Music. Some of Vai's early musical influences includes Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Allan Holdsworth, Jeff Beck and Queen's Brian May.
Steve Vai is recognised as one of the best and innovative guitarists. He launched his career in the early 1980, working for Frank Zappa as music transcriptionist and later joined Zappa on stage before embarking on his solo career.
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Flex-Able was released in 1984 and marks Steve Vai's debut solo release. Passion & Warfare followed six years later in 1990 and kicked off a very productive decade. Passion & Warfare, Sex & Religion, Alien Love Secrets and The Ultra Zone were all released in the 90's. 2005 saw the release of Real Illusions: Reflections.
The Story of Light is the first new Steve Vai album in 7 years! The 12-track album was released in August 2012 and marks Steve Vai's 8th studio album and released through his own Favoured Nations record label.