AXS TV to air “The Story of Light”





The Story of Light…finds [Vai] continuing to push the envelope as a composer, arranger and, most of all, as a guitarist who continues to raise the bar for himself and others.” –

Nashville, TN – Aug 14, 2013: Virtuoso guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai presents “The Story Of Light Live,” a full-on spectacle of a concert performed live in Los Angeles.  AXS TV will premiere the performance on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm ET with an encore showing on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 12:10 am ET. The three-time Grammy® Award winner Vai, will take the audience on an instrumental journey playing songs from his critically acclaimed latest solo record The Story of Light, which declares “finds him continuing to push the envelope as a composer, arranger and, most of all, as a guitarist who continues to raise the bar for himself and others.” The record was released on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999.

After an overwhelming enthusiastic response to his over 90 shows performed last year on his “Story of Light 2013 Tour,” Vai continues to tour both in Europe and the US.  Fan reviews of the shows have been phenomenal and can be read here at


Vai will kick off a US solo run October 16 in Santa Cruz, CA.  The Story of Light 2013 Tour will take him throughout the country, with shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Austin and Houston. (Full List of Dates are below; visit Vai’s website for ticket information.)


The Story of Light 2013 tour will feature a unique premium package — the Evo Experience – which includes a an in-depth, intimate question and answer session that lasts at least an hour, Q&A session with Vai, access to sound check, an exclusive EVO Experience laminate and other Vai merchandise items. EVO Experience premium tickets will be available for purchase through Vai’s website, A limited number of EVO Experience tickets are available for each show.


The Story of Light is Vai’s first studio record in seven years and described by AOL’s Noisecreep as “A brilliant record, fully-loaded with all of the soaring, tasteful playing that defines Vai’s work.” The album’s sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artist’s acclaimed album Real Illusions: Reflections (2005.)  The storyline follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption.  Throughout, Vai’s lead guitar is as lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and solos bending sounds and listeners’ minds in equal measure.



Wed, Oct 16 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst

Thurs, Oct 17 San Diego, CA House of Blues

Fri, Oct 18 Ventura, CA Ventura Theater

Sat, Oct 19 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

Sun, Oct 20 Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Casino

Tues, Oct 22 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

Wed, Oct 23 Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater

Thurs, Oct 24 Santa Fe, NM The Lensic

Sat, Oct 26 Tyler, TX Click’s Live

Sun, Oct 27 Kansas City, MO Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge

Tues, Oct 29 Columbia, MO The Blue Note

Wed, Oct 30 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre

Thurs, Oct 31 Council Bluffs, IA Horseshoe Whiskey Road House

Fri, Nov 1 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman

Sat, Nov 2 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater

Sun, Nov 3 Joilet, IL Mojoes

Tues, Nov 5 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

Wed, Nov 6 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room

Thurs, Nov 7 Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection

Fri, Nov 8 Rama, ON Casino Rama *

Sat, Nov 9 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s

Sun, Nov 10 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

Tues, Nov 12 Chattanooga, TN Track 29

Wed, Nov 13 Birmingham, AL Workplay Theatre

Thurs, Nov 14 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

Fri, Nov 15 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

Sat, Nov 16 Baton Rouge, LA Varsity Theatre

Sun, Nov 17 Little Rock, AR Juanita’s

Tues, Nov 19 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom

Wed, Nov 20 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

Fri, Nov 21 Dallas, TX House of Blues

Sat, Nov 23 Houston, TX House of Blues


*EVO experience not available on this date

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