Majority of Appearances Scheduled from January 27 Through

April 2 Reconfirmed For September Through December


Los Angeles, CA – Steve Vai has postponed his planned tour of North America until the Fall.  The first U.S. leg of dates will now begin on Wednesday, September 28 in El Cajon, CA and wrap the first week of December.  The itinerary will now feature performances in 52 markets as opposed to the initial plan of staging 54 shows.  All ticket and VIP purchases will be honored for the rescheduled date.  Vai’s performance in Atlanta, GA will now take place at the Variety Playhouse instead of The Eastern and due to scheduling conflicts, the Milwaukee, WI and Billings, MT shows will no longer be a part of the tour.


Approximately one year ago, Vai underwent shoulder surgery to repair an injury.  That procedure was successful, enabling him to record the upcoming studio album release of Inviolate (Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group).  In preparing for the tour, it became clear that a new injury emerged that requires another surgery prohibiting the tour to be staged as announced.


Vai shares, “I’m gutted that we have to move this tour, but I also know it’s in the best interests for us and the fans that we do.”


The following appearances are confirmed:

9/28     El Cajon, CA                                                  The Magnolia

9/30     Riverside, CA                                                 Fox Performing Arts Center

10/01   Las Vegas, NV                                                House Of Blues

10/02   Phoenix, AZ                                                    Celebrity Theatre

10/04   Salt Lake City, UT                                          The Rockwell at The Complex

10/05   Boulder, CO                                                    Boulder Theater

10/07   Oklahoma City, OK                                        Tower Theatre

10/08   Dallas, TX                                                       House Of Blues

10/09   San Antonio, TX                                             The Aztec Theatre

10/11   Austin, TX                                                      Paramount Theatre

10/12   Houston, TX                                                   House Of Blues

10/14   Birmingham, AL                                             Lyric Theatre

10/15   Macon, GA                                                     Hargray Capitol Theatre

10/16   Atlanta, GA                                                     Variety Playhouse

10/18   Clearwater, FL                                                Bilheimer Capitol Theatre

10/19   Ft. Lauderdale, FL                                          The Parker

10/20   Orlando, FL                                                    The Plaza Live

10/21   Ponte Vedra Beach, FL                                  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

10/22   Charleston, SC                                                Charleston Music Hall

10/23   Charlotte, NC                                                  The Fillmore Charlotte

10/25   Alexandria, VA                                              The Birchmere

10/26   Harrisburg, PA                                                TBD

10/27   Port Chester, NY                                            The Capitol Theatre

10/28   Glenside, PA                                                   Keswick Theatre

10/29   Red Bank, NJ                                                  Count Basie Theatre

10/30   Huntington, NY                                              The Paramount

11/01   New Haven, CT                                              College Street Music Hall

11/02   Providence, RI                                                The Strand

11/03   Boston, MA                                                    The Wilbur

11/04   Rochester, NY                                                Kodak Center

11/05   Albany, NY                                                     The Egg

11/07   Greensburg, PA                                              Palace Theatre

11/08   Warren, OH                                                    Packard Music Hall

11/10   Detroit, MI                                                      Masonic Cathedral Theatre

11/11   Morgantown, WV                                           Metropolitan Theatre

11/12   Nashville, TN                                                 CMA Theatre

11/13   Louisville, KY                                                Old Forester’s Paristown Hall

11/14   St. Louis, MO                                                 The Pageant

11/16   Chicago, IL                                                     Copernicus Center

11/18   St. Paul, MN                                                   Fitzgerald Theater

11/19   Lincoln, NE                                                    Bourbon Theatre

11/20   Kansas City, MO                                            The Uptown Theater

11/21   Sioux Falls, SD                                               The District

11/22   Des Moines, IA                                               Hoyt Sherman Place

11/23   Fargo, ND                                                       Fargo Theatre

11/25   Bozeman, MT                                                 The ELM

11/26   Missoula, MT                                                 The Wilma

11/27   Seattle, WA                                                    Moore Theatre

11/28   Portland, OR                                                   Roseland Theater

11/30   Turlock, CA                                                    Turlock Community Theatre

12/02   Napa, CA                                                        Uptown Theatre Napa

12/03   Los Angeles, CA                                            Theatre at Ace Hotel


For more information contact:

Steve Karas

SKH Music



Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, composer and producer, 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.  For a complete discography and more visit