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STEVE VAI Announces Third VAI ACADEMY GUITAR CAMP

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 1:40 PM


To Take Place January 2-6, 2017 In Carmel, CA

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Steve Vai’s third annual Vai Academy Guitar Camp — Vai Academy 3.0: “Passion and Technique” — will be taking place in Carmel, CA at the Asilomar Conference Grounds from January 2-6, 2017. Along with a star-studded lineup of special guests including Al Di Meola, Zakk Wylde, Carlos Alomar and others, Vai will stage the event for players and music lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes. The four-day gathering offers once-in-a-lifetime activities such as jamming with Steve Vai and his band, as well as activities and workshops for master players, beginners, and enthusiastic fans alike. For more information, including a variety of registration options, visit www.vaiacademy.com. Register by November 24 and receive a BOSS SD-1 Super Overdrive Pedal, TC Electronic Polytune Clip, and a copy of the Tone Wizards eBook when you arrive to Vai Academy.

“I’m so excited that Vai Academy has been as successful as it’s been, and it seems to become more interesting every year,” Steve Vai, the newly-inducted 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame Member, remarked. “For 2017, we chose the Asilomar Conference Grounds in beautiful Carmel, California during the first week of January, which is great because everyone’s ready to start the year fresh after the holidays. This year, we’re going to focus on guitar technique, and we’ll talk about finding inspiration within yourself to write melodies and songs. The technique is the tool. It’s your most useful friend to express what’s inside. We’ll unlock that together.”

“Ultimately, the main goal of Vai Academy is for everybody in attendance to feel incredibly enthusiastic when thinking about their goals, their future, and connection to the instrument, and to make some new friends, maybe find a new bandmate or two, and have a great time.”

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion And Warfare, Vai released Modern Primitive/Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition, earlier this year via Legacy Recordings. Modern Primitive includes previously unreleased material either recorded or written following Vai’s first solo record Flex-Able and prior to Passion And Warfare. The 25th Anniversary version of Passion And Warfare is remastered from the original analog tapes and includes four bonus tracks (“Love Elixir”, “We Are One”, “As Above” and “So Below”).

Now, a limited edition first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl of Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary Edition is available — impeccably mastered and enhanced on two clear LPs with four recently unearthed bonus tracks from the album sessions, featured in a first time gatefold cover presentation and pressed at R.T.I. Fans can now hear 1990’s Best Album of the Year, as designated by both Guitar World and Guitar Player, like they have never heard it before. The 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl is available HERE.

Vai is currently on a 100+ date Passion And Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour celebrating one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time. For the first time ever, Vai and his band are playing Passion And Warfare from front to back live at each tour stop. In a show review, Mass Live said Vai “bent notes and minds” and of the performance at The Fillmore in San Francisco, SF Sonic noted, Vai “delivered a masterful performance” and added “it was hard to not get wrapped up in the enthusiasm emanating from Vai, who seemed overjoyed to be playing these songs…his playing demands and holds your attention throughout, a mark of a true master.”

The North American leg of the tour includes these upcoming concerts:

  • 11.16 - Harrisburg, PA - Sunoco Theater at the Whitaker
  • 11.18 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre
  • 11.19 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
  • 11.20 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
  • 11.21 - Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre
  • 11.22 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
  • 11.23 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
  • 11.25 - St. Petersburg, FL - Palladium Theatre
  • 11.26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Parker Playhouse
  • 11.27 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Live
  • 11.28 - Macon, GA - Cox Capitol Theatre
  • 11.29 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
  • 11.30 - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Theatre
  • 12.1 - New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater
  • 12.2 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre
  • 12.4 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
  • 12.5 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
  • 12.6 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
  • 12.7 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
  • 12.9 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
  • 12.10 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
  • 12.11 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
  • 12.12 - Scottsdale, AZ - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts


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