Steve Vai - Story of Light (album and tour!)

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  1. ilyti

    ilyti Lazy Ryebread Viking

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    Searched and didn't see a thread for the album yet. I'm stoked. Most anticipated album and tour for 2012 for me.

    Meganormous North American tour:
    So happy!
     
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    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    Hmm he's playing Greensburg, might FINALLY get to see Vai (well, solo, saw him with David Lee Roth when Sheehan was also in the band)
     
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    I noticed he hitting Nashville when I'll be in town visiting the wife's family. I wonder if I could convince her to let me ditch family crap for a few hours to go rock out:idea:
     
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    Wow, 2 dates for New Hampshire - one of which is rather random, that's odd; I don't think I've ever seen any band make a stop in Lebanon, NH especially someone like Vai :lol: Maybe I'll try to get some folks together and catch him at the Wilbur
     
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    Oh shit, he's starting off in Ft. Lauderdale! I need to see that show.I don't even know if starting is significant but he's actually playing down here which is awesome!

    Actually he's hitting all over Florida, and quite a few extremely less common stops. It's pretty cool that he's bringing his epicness all over the nation!

    If the rest of the album is like Gravity Storm it's gonna be fantastic!

    I know this probably sound weird, but I can't wait to see him. Steve Vai has to be one of the most stylish men in rock.
     
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    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy Contributor

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    Well, at work when his show hits Toronto.... dang. middle of a shift too at that, not willing to take the vacation really.
     
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    Hope to catch him in atl.
     
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    Didn't expect that either. Very cool
     
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    I'm DEFINITELY catching the first show. The Revolution is 10 minutes from my house.

    Haven't seen Vai since the 01' G3 with Petrucci/Satch. I won meet and greet passes for the G3 tour with Yngwie, but could NOT get out of working that night....man, I was PISSED.
     
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    Haven't seen Vai in a decade at least. Great news.
     
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    Sweet... But, more importantly... will Ann Marie Calhoun be playing violin?

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    Looks like he's hitting some different venues this tour. I'm going to hit 2 og them near Philly!! Woohoo!!
     
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    I was just thinking that myself.
     
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    He's definitely playing A LOT of shows on this tour. Guess it's easier when only 5-10% of your set is vocal orientated. Lots of 4-5 shows in a row.

    No Ann Marie on this tour. He's bringing out an electric harpist named Deborah Hensen though, which I'm really stoked about. She recently took the Vai class at Berklee, so she's definitely familiar with the style. Can't wait to see what they come up with using a harp.

    Dave Weiner will be out with him again, as well as Jeremy Colson on drums and Philip Bynoe on bass. I'll take Phil over Sheehan any day. Love Sheehan, the dude is AMAZING, but Phil is a BASS player, not so much a lead bass player. :flame:
     
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    Sick, will be seeing him for sure
     
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    I'd love to go see him, but no Texas dates...or anywhere reasonably close either.
     
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    How does Phil compare to Mr Bryan Beller? Because (IMO) HE was the sickest bass player Vai has had :eek: (His ear is just... omfg :p )

    Edit: Oh wait, Philip was Vai's bass player back in 1996 and stuff (back when Fire garden was released and stuff), so nvm, he's sick as hell :O
     
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    Bryan is a beast! I think Phil's got a bit more groove and feel to his playing though.

    Actually, back before that 96' tour, Bryan was auditioning, I believe the same day as Phil, for the bass spot. Vai had a really hard time choosing, understandably.

    Either way, I'd take Bryan or Phil over Sheehan most days.
     

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