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Steve Vai, www.vai.com
Varsity Theatre

Steve Vai
www.vai.com

Steve Vai www.vai.com

Saturday, Nov 16, 2013 8:00 PM CST 2013-11-16T20:00
, Baton Rouge, LA
18 years and over

25.0 25.0
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You Must Be Eighteen (18) Years of Age or Older to Attend

 

While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai's unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 20 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion.


From his self-released solo debut "Flex-Able" (1984) to his most recent certified Gold and Platinum DVD performance "Where The Wild Things Are" (2009), Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability and poetic phrasing. "I make music to push my own buttons," explains Vai. "I've always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique – not better than what other people do, just different."

That obsession with running down the voodoo in his head remains the guiding force behind Vai's ongoing musical evolution and what he loves most about being a musician. "For me, the real gravy is when I hear a strange or beautiful sound in my head and then make it real in the world using the devices I have as a musician," says Vai. "The things that have never been done before are what interest me most."

His desire to break new ground led Vai to a special performance with the 100-piece Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra this summer in Japan. Together they performed a concerto for electric guitar called "Fire Strings" composed by distinguished Japanese composer and concert pianist Ichiro Nodaira. Learning the 20 minutes of raging, atonal electric guitar was the most demanding challenge of Vai's career. "It's almost impossible to play, and that's why I did it," says Vai. "I think a few other guitar players could play it, but I don't know any who would because of the tremendous time and dedication the music required. It was certainly an honor to be a part of it."

 

Steve Vai's highly anticipated, new full-length solo album release "The Story of Light" is now available athttp://www.smarturl.it/thestoryoflight