Steve Vai Has More Stories To Share

Be prepared to have your mind bended – Steve Vai is coming to town. The virtuoso guitarist and composer has added another run of U.S. dates to his schedule, made up of nearly three dozen gigs.

Vai is touring in support of his first studio album in seven years – 2012’s The Story Of Light. The album’s storyline is described as following “the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment and redemption.” As for his guitar chops, the Grammy award winner’s licks and solos promise to bend “sounds and listeners’ minds in equal measure.”

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Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.

After wrapping his European tour tonight in Bucharest, Romania, Vai heads off to Australia and New Zealand in July. Next month’s itinerary also includes gigs in Indonesia, China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Thailand.

His next U.S. road trip begins Oct. 16 in Santa Cruz, Calif. Here’s the plan:
Oct. 16 – Santa Cruz, Calif., The Catalyst     
Oct. 17 – San Diego, Calif., House Of Blues     
Oct. 18 – Ventura, Calif., Majestic Ventura Theatre     
Oct. 19 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues     
Oct. 20 – Chandler, Ariz., Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino     
Oct. 22 – Tucson, Ariz., Rialto Theatre     
Oct. 23 – Flagstaff, Ariz., The Orpheum Theater     
Oct. 24 – Santa Fe, N.M., Lensic Performing Arts Center     
Oct. 27 – North Kansas City, Mo., VooDoo Lounge / Harrah’s North Kansas City     
Oct. 29 – Columbia, Mo., The Blue Note     
Oct. 30 – Springfield, Mo., Gillioz Theatre     
Oct. 31 – Council Bluffs, Iowa, Horseshoe Casino / Whiskey Roadhouse     
Nov. 1 – Des Moines, Iowa, Hoyt Sherman Place     
Nov. 2 – Bloomington, Ill., The Castle Theatre     
Nov. 3 – Joliet, Ill., Mojoes     
Nov. 5 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall     
Nov. 6 – Indianapolis, Ind., Egyptian Room     
Nov. 7 – Grand Rapids, Mich., The Intersection     
Nov. 8 – Rama, Ontario, Casino Rama Entertainment Centre     
Nov. 9 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s     
Nov. 10 – Knoxville, Tenn., Bijou Theatre     
Nov. 12 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Track 29     
Nov. 13 – Birmingham, Ala., WorkPlay Theatre     
Nov. 14 – Mobile, Ala., Soul Kitchen     
Nov. 15 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues     
Nov. 16 – Baton Rouge, La., Varsity Theatre     
Nov. 17 – Little Rock, Ark., Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom     
Nov. 19 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom     
Nov. 20 – San Antonio, Texas, Backstage Live San Antonio     
Nov. 21 – Austin, Texas, Paramount Theatre     
Nov. 22 – Dallas, Texas, House Of Blues
Nov. 23 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues

A presale for select dates begins June 26. Tickets go on sale to the public June 28.

Vai is once again offering a limited amount of premium packages, dubbed “the Evo Experience,” including a meet & greet pass, a Q&A session, access to the sound check, an exclusive laminate and other merchandise items.

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