CONTINUES “STORY OF LIGHT 2013 TOUR”
WITH NORTH AMERICAN DATES THIS FALL
“The Story of Light…finds [Vai] continuing to push the envelope as a composer, arranger and, most of all, as a guitarist who continues to raise the bar for himself and others.” – Gibson.com
Nashville, TN – June 24, 2013: After an overwhelming enthusiastic response to his over 90 shows performed last year on his “Story of Light 2013 Tour,” virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai has added an additional run of North American dates. Fan reviews of the shows have been phenomenal and can be read here at ticketmaster.com.
The tour is in support The Story Of Light, his critically acclaimed solo album of original material, which Gibson.com says “finds him continuing to push the envelope as a composer, arranger and, most of all, as a guitarist who continues to raise the bar for himself and others,” was released on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999.
Vai will kick off this solo run October 16 in Santa Cruz, CA. The Story of Light 2013 Tour will take him throughout the country, with additional shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Austin and Houston. (Full List of Dates are below; visit Vai’s website for ticket information.)
The Story of Light 2013 tour will feature a unique premium package -- the Evo Experience – which includes a meet and greet pass, Q&A session with Vai, access to sound check, an exclusive EVO Experience laminate and other Vai merchandise items. EVO Experience premium tickets will be available for purchase through Vai's website, www.Vai.com. A limited number of EVO Experience tickets are available for each show.
The Story of Light is Vai’s first studio record in seven years and described by AOL’s Noisecreep as “A brilliant record, fully-loaded with all of the soaring, tasteful playing that defines Vai’s work.” The album’s sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artist’s acclaimed album Real Illusions: Reflections (2005.) The storyline follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption. Throughout, three-time GRAMMY ® Award winner Vai’s lead guitar is as lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and solos bending sounds and listeners’ minds in equal measure."
$28 / $30 Online, at the Door or by Phone 888-512-show
Tickets go onsale Saturday, June 29 10am!