The guitar legend on UK tour
Last updated: 8h August 2012
Steve Vai will be playing a short UK tour in December. Kicking off at the Portsmouth Guildhall on December 1st, the guitar viruoso is promoting is latest album, The STory of Light and will be playing various venues up-and-down the country with one final night at the Manchester O2 Apollo on December 7th.
Portsmouth, Guildhall (1st December 2012)
London, HMV Hammersmith Apollo (2nd December 2012)
Wolverhampton, Civic Hall (3rd December 2012)
Newcastle City Hall (5th December 2012)
Ipswich, Regent Theatre (6th December 2012)
Manchester, O2 Apollo (7th December 2012)
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.
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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.
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