Music Scene is delighted to reveal that guitar hero Steve Vai is returning to Dublin for a brand new Irish Tour Date in 2012! Taking to the stage of Vicar Street in Dublin following his epic show at the same venue in 2007, there is no doubt that his Irish fans will welcome the legendary Steve Vai with open arms. Steve Vai will be performing live on stage at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday the 4th of December 2012. Tickets for Steve Vai live at Vicar Street in Dublin are priced from €41 including booking fee and will be on sale from Friday the 24th of August 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Steve Vai live at Vicar Street in Dublin.
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Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery. At 18, he began his professional musical career, more than three decades, 15-million in album sales, and three Grammy Awards later, Steve Vai has proven himself, in his own right, one of music’s true originals.
Steve Vai’s work has been recognized with a long list of awards, including an even dozen from Guitar Player. Most recently, the TEC Foundation honored him with the prestigious Les Paul Award, TEC noted, “Steve Vai’s sheer breathtaking facility on the guitar is acclaimed in the rock world and beyond… Vai has dedicated his talents to creatively advance the language of music. While many artists fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai remains unclassifiable. He is a musical alchemist of the highest order.”
The latest product of Steve Vai’s alchemy is 2012’s The Story of Light, his 16th solo studio album.
The Story of Light follows the cosmic journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption. It continues a narrative arc begun on Steve Vai’s 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections (his last solo studio release). Largely instrumental, The Story of Light spotlights guest vocalists including singer-songwriter Aimee Mann – dueting with Steve Vai on “No More Amsterdam”.
Throughout, Steve Vai’s lead guitar lines bend sounds and listeners’ minds in equal measure. Looking ahead, he envisions a third set of songs that will unravel the mysteries and reveal truths woven through The Story of Light and its predecessor.
In 1998, Steve Vai established (with Ruta Sepetys) the Make A Noise Foundation to provide instruments and music education to young musicians without means. “Music educates the whole person as an integrated individual. It educates the mind, the senses, and the emotions,” says Vai. A Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship will be awarded in 2012 as part of a collaboration between Make A Noise Foundation and the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music.
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