This July, virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai returns to Adelaide when he embarks on a national headline theatre tour this July.
A sculptor of musical sound, with infinite creativity and technical mastery, with a career spanning three decades, more than 15 million album sales and three Grammy Awards, Steve Vai embodies the seamless, symbiotic union between man and guitar, bending sounds as much as audiences’ minds.
Beginning at age 12, Steve Vai started taking lessons from Joe Satriani and by 18 he had begun his professional music career transcribing for, and eventually playing, recording and touring with, the legendary Frank Zappa. In 1984 Vai branched out on his own before joining Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth’s solo band and Whitesnake, quickly earning guitar superstar status and the #1 spot in guitar magazine polls.
Vai’s prolific creativity has built an extensive discography of more than 60 albums featuring solo works, several musical contributions to film soundtracks including the theme to Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, as well as guesting on numerous albums by fellow artists. Most recently Vai delivered ‘The Story of Light’, his 16th solo album.