With Eric Sardinas in support, the guitarist starts off in Tempe, Ariz., March 1 and winds up at L.A.’s Wiltern LG April 30. Fans in France aren’t left out, either, and will get a piece of the action February 5 at Paris’ Theatre Du Chatelet.

Vai has been playing lately with his former teacher, Joe Satriani, on the G3 tour. The guitarist’s storied career includes being discovered by Frank Zappa, who learned of Vai while he was still at the Berklee School of Music.

Vai is also known as the devil’s guitarist in the movie “Crossroads,” as well as the patron saint of many a guitar shredder.