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Steve Vai @ Town Hall

Steve Vai celebrates the 25th Anniversary of “Passion and Warfare” with a sure to be thrilling, guitar slinging show at NYC’s Town Hall.

Steve Vai Announces “Passion and Warfare” 25th Anniversary Tour

I’m going to be showcasing a whole lot of posts from the San Diego Comic Con in terms of the trailers that are heading our way but to keep the music information flowing, here are the full details on the tour that the great Steve Vai will be doing later on in the year. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
LOS ANGELES — To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion and Warfare, Steve Vai is currently in Europe on the first leg of his very special world tour celebrating one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time.

This fall, Vai will bring his tour to North America starting on October 8, 2016 with a performance in Riverside, CA at the Fox Performing Arts Center. For the first time Vai will be performing the entire Passion and Warfare record from top to bottom, with some very special surprises in store. The first 20 North American Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary World Tour dates have been announced (see list of dates below). These 20 concerts represent the first half of the tour. The remaining half will be announced soon.

“The enjoyment that the band is having and the audience response to the shows we are playing in Europe has taken us a bit by surprise,” Vai said. “The collective support for the PAW 25th, Modern Primitive and this show is humbling. There is deep appreciation from us in having the opportunity to honor this record with this tour and we are smiling every moment of it.”
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Steve Vai @ Iridium Jazz Club

Poster - Steve Vai at Iridium - 2016

Steve Vai will perform at The Iridium as a part of a Front And Center taping. There will be two shows this evening with an early event and a later evening one. Tickets are required for each performance.

Steve Vai @ Iridium Jazz Club

Poster - Steve Vai at Iridium - 2016

Steve Vai will perform at The Iridium as a part of a Front And Center taping. There will be two shows this evening with an early event and a later evening one. Tickets are required for each performance.

“Subdivisions: A Tribute To Rush” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Subdivisions: A Tribute To Rush”
Label: Magna Carta Records
Release Date: 3/15/2005
Genre: Progressive Rock
Rating: 4/5

Magna Carta Records follows up their Rush tribute “Working Man” with “Subdivisions” and while there is nothing quite like the original, this album continues to showcase the other side of some Progressive and Rock greats it makes for a nice companion to the first release. The original “Working Man” found Mike Portnoy on most of the drumming, and he is clearly a monster talent capable of all things Peart; his adventures in Dream Theater have allowed him to take drumming to the next level. “Subdivisions” however lets all the drumming be handled by Steve Vai and Annihilator skin basher Mike Mangini. Mike is a killer player who does the album justice. Vinny Moore and Stu Hamm handle the rhythm guitars and bass on the whole recording as well and that makes the key focus be on the vocal talent this time around. Sebastian Bach is once again present on the album and he does a great considering his level of expertise. As a result “Tom Sawyer” and “Lakeside Park” have a new heaviness to them. Yet despite Bach’s presence I was more interested this time around in the contributions of the other singers and I feel many listeners could enjoy this as well. Joining the talented folks who put this together is Randy Jackson (Zebra), Kip Winger (Winger) and Jani Lane (Warrant).
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