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Steve Vai Announces 'Passion and Warfare' North American Tour Dates

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Steve Vai is on the road in Europe as we speak, promoting the 25th anniversary reissue of his landmark 1990 album, Passion and Warfare.

Now, however, the guitarist has announced a slew of North American tour dates that kick off in October.

You can see all his upcoming dates below. You also can preview our recent interview with Vai, which covers the agonizing creative process behind Passion and Warfare, right here.

As we reported earlier this week, Vai will host his third Vai Academy at the Asilomar Center in Carmel, California, January 2 to 6, 2017. Special guests will be announced right around the time camp tickets go on sale. For more information, head here.

“I can’t be more blown away by our lineup of special guests that will be joining us in January 2017 for our next Vai Academy,” Vai said. “The theme for this camp will be focusing on technique and going deeper than technique to find a player’s individual and unique voice on the instrument."

Steve Vai, Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour

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Steve Vai Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour (NEW DATES)

  • 7/21 — Barcelona, Spain — BARTS Club Paral.lel 62
  • 7/23 — Lisbon, Portugal — Cultural Centre of Belem
  • 7/24 — Vila, Portugal — Hard Club
  • 7/28 — Budapest, Hungary — Park Budapest
  • 7/30 — Tbilisi, Georgia — Tbilisi Open Air
  • 8/01 — Moscow, Russia — Moscow Annual Arts Festival
  • 10/8 — Riverside, Calif. — Fox Performing Arts Center
  • 10/9 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues — Las Vegas
  • 10/11 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues — San Diego
  • 10/12 — Ventura, Calif. — Majestic Ventura Theatre
  • 10/13 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Fillmore
  • 10/14 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
  • 10/16 — Portland, Ore. — Revolution Hall
  • 10/17 — Nanaimo, B.C. — The Port Theater
  • 10/18 — Kelowna, B.C. — Kelowna Community Theatre
  • 10/19 — Calgary, Alberta — Jack Singer Concert Hall
  • 10/21 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — O’Brian’s Event Centre
  • 10/22 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Burton Cummings Theatre
  • 10/23 — Burnsville, Minn. — The Ames Center at Burnsville Performing Arts Center
  • 10/25 — Northfield, Ohio — Hard Rock Live
  • 10/26 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — The Pabst Theater
  • 10/28 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Orbit Room
  • 10/29 — North Tonawanda, N.Y. — Riviera Theater
  • 10/30 — Kitchener, Ontario — Centre in the Square
  • 11/01 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
  • 11/02 — Ottawa, Ontario — Algonquin Commons Theatre

Steve Vai, Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour
7/20 — Palma, Spain — Teatro Trui
7/21 — Barcelona, Spain — BARTS Club Paral.lel 62
7/23 — Lisbon, Portugal — Cultural Centre of Belem
7/24 — Vila, Portugal — Hard Club
7/28 — Budapest, Hungary — Park Budapest
7/30 — Tbilisi, Georgia — Tbilisi Open Air
8/01 — Moscow, Russia — Moscow Annual Arts Festival
10/8 — Riverside, Calif. — Fox Performing Arts Center
10/9 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues — Las Vegas
10/11 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues — San Diego
10/12 — Ventura, Calif. — Majestic Ventura Theatre
10/13 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Fillmore
10/14 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
10/16 — Portland, Ore. — Revolution Hall
10/17 — Nanaimo, B.C. — The Port Theater
10/18 — Kelowna, B.C. — Kelowna Community Theatre
10/19 — Calgary, Alberta — Jack Singer Concert Hall
10/21 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — O’Brian’s Event Centre
10/22 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/23 — Burnsville, Minn. — The Ames Center at Burnsville Performing Arts Center
10/25 — Northfield, Ohio — Hard Rock Live
10/26 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — The Pabst Theater
10/28 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Orbit Room
10/29 — North Tonawanda, N.Y. — Riviera Theater
10/30 — Kitchener, Ontario — Centre in the Square
11/01 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
11/02 — Ottawa, Ontario — Algonquin Commons Theatre

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Steve Vai, Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour
7/20 — Palma, Spain — Teatro Trui
7/21 — Barcelona, Spain — BARTS Club Paral.lel 62
7/23 — Lisbon, Portugal — Cultural Centre of Belem
7/24 — Vila, Portugal — Hard Club
7/28 — Budapest, Hungary — Park Budapest
7/30 — Tbilisi, Georgia — Tbilisi Open Air
8/01 — Moscow, Russia — Moscow Annual Arts Festival
10/8 — Riverside, Calif. — Fox Performing Arts Center
10/9 — Las Vegas, Nev. — House of Blues — Las Vegas
10/11 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues — San Diego
10/12 — Ventura, Calif. — Majestic Ventura Theatre
10/13 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Fillmore
10/14 — Sacramento, Calif. — Ace of Spades
10/16 — Portland, Ore. — Revolution Hall
10/17 — Nanaimo, B.C. — The Port Theater
10/18 — Kelowna, B.C. — Kelowna Community Theatre
10/19 — Calgary, Alberta — Jack Singer Concert Hall
10/21 — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — O’Brian’s Event Centre
10/22 — Winnipeg, Manitoba — Burton Cummings Theatre
10/23 — Burnsville, Minn. — The Ames Center at Burnsville Performing Arts Center
10/25 — Northfield, Ohio — Hard Rock Live
10/26 — Milwaukee, Wisc. — The Pabst Theater
10/28 — Grand Rapids, Mich. — The Orbit Room
10/29 — North Tonawanda, N.Y. — Riviera Theater
10/30 — Kitchener, Ontario — Centre in the Square
11/01 — London, Ontario — London Music Hall
11/02 — Ottawa, Ontario — Algonquin Commons Theatre

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.