Guitar Virtuoso Steve Vai

Jan 30th

  • Hours7:30 pm
  • Admission$40, $60, $80 plus applicable fees

Danny Zelisko Presents is pleased to welcome an evening with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai as he brings his 2022 'Inviolate Tour' to the historic Celebrity Theatre. Steve Vai's extensive tour of the U.S. includes 54 scheduled appearances. This run is the first excursion of many planned which together are a multi-faceted World Tour that will bring the guitarist and composer to most continents across the globe in dozens of countries. Vai has been working on a new studio album and those details will be shared imminently. These appearances will present an all-new show featuring a lot of new music, with plans for performances to be staged for the next several years. Vai will be joined by his long-tenured ensemble members Dave Weiner(guitar/keys), Philip Bynoe(bass), and Jeremy Colson(drums).

This past April, Vai launched a Patreon page where he has regularly conducted exclusive one-hour question & answer sessions and more for a $5.00 monthly commitment. His on-going series Alien Guitar Secrets Live” now premieres on Patreon, with a focus on the guitar, music, his career and the business aiming to offer insights that enlighten perspectives for their own worlds. He breaks down various songs from his catalog to show techniques, and discusses anything from writing, recording, publishing, promoting, and touring. Additionally, the series “Under It All: Hard Questions,” enables Vai to engage in more esoteric life principles and topics where no question is off-limits. Many of his filmed interviews include his perspective on deeper subjects, and comment boards frequently all allude to a broad interest in further exploration of his personal thoughts. Whether sharing detail on his observations surrounding life, the creative process, spirituality or the human condition, & delves into opinion that is led by the free form forum.

In March 2021, he also presented a never-before-seen performance video on his Ibanez Onyx Black PIA guitar of a new composition titled “Knappsack.” The clip capturing him playing with one hand while recuperating from shoulder and hand surgery can be viewed on his youtube channel.

About Steve Vai: Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, composer and producer, and 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.

  • Location Celebrity Theatre
  • 440 N 32nd St
  • Phoenix, Arizona 85008