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Steve Vai, one of the greatest guitarists of all time, coming to Tallinn and Riga

One of his generation’s heavy metal and rock guitar virtuoso Steve Vai has announced a return to Europe. The tour will bring Vai to the Baltics in spring.

05.05. Latvia, Riga, Palladium Riga

Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, composer and producer, considered by many as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. In over 40 years in the industry, Vai has sold over 15 million records, received three Grammy Awards, and recorded with music legends like Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake and many more.

Vai has also toured extensively and recorded live projects with G3 (collaborating with different touring lineups including Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Steve Lukather) and Generation Axe, a supergroup Vai formed with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi.

Vai is the author of Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players (Hal Leonard), his inaugural music theory book designed to help both beginners and veteran guitar players.  He is now touring North America supporting his most recent studio album Inviolate and will continue his tour in Europe.
“Our previous fall tour of North America was outstanding, “ says Vai. „Myself and the band are as oiled up and ready as ever. I’m excited to finally bring the Hydra guitar to Europe as I missed doing that on the last EU run. The response from Inviolate was tremendously positive and it showed in the press, the attendances and the energy in the audience and we are so much looking forward to this EU tour.”

This past year, Steve Vai released a new studio album titled Inviolate. In support of the release, he staged successful tours of North America and Europe. This year, plans will take the guitarist, composer, and songwriter to most continents across The World as he continues to stage events on the Inviolate World Tour.  

Later this month, Steve will release Vai / Gash on January 27, an album he’s held in the archive for more than three decades.

„Vai / Gash was written and recorded in somewhat of a stream of consciousness in 1991 within perhaps a 2-week period as an answer to my desire to have a particular kind of music to listen to when I was riding my Harley Davison Motorcycle with my friends, “ says Vai. „One of those friends was John “Gash” Sombrotto, who is the powerful singer on this record. It’s reminiscent of a certain type of rock music I enjoyed as a teenager in the 1970’s. “
These recordings sat on the shelf for over 30 years and are being released now in 2023. Three songs have been shared thus far: