Vai will have new music for the tour. His upcoming album, The Story Of Light, drops Aug. 14 on Favored Nations Entertainment.

Playing mostly theatres and large clubs, Vai begins the adventure in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at Revolution Aug. 15 and rumbles through the land, stopping in places such as Nashville (Aug. 21), Atlanta (Aug. 23), Washington, D.C. (Aug. 28), Lancaster, Pa. (Sept. 2), New York City (Sept. 11), Quebec City (Sept. 17), Cleveland (Sept. 24), Denver (Oct. 1) and Seattle (Oct. 4). Last stop is Agoura Hills, Calif., at the Canyon Club Oct. 13.

Folks looking for the VIP treatment can opt for Vai’s premium package called “The EVO Experience” that includes a meet-and-greet, access to a sound check, a 2012 Story Of Light Tour program, an exclusive EVO Experience laminate and more. Check out Vai’s official website for ticketing and VIP info.