Steve Vai Signs To Sony Music's Legacy Label
February 19, 2015 at 8:45 AM (PT)
Virtuoso guitarist/composer/producer STEVE VAI has signed a new multi-album deal with SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and LEGACY RECORDINGS, which includes plans to issue two fresh new sets this year, beginning with the release of "Stillness In Motion - VAI Live in L.A." on APRIL 7th.
VAI's first release under the new SONY/LEGACY agreement will be a spectacular performance recorded OCTOBER 12th, 2012, at L.A.'s CLUB NOKIA available in two-CD and two-DVD configurations, "Stillness In Motion" revisits the 49th concert from VAI's monumental "Story of Light World Tour."
Running from 2012 through 2014, "The Story of Light World Tour" totaled 253 engagements (including shows, master classes and concerts with various orchestras) in 52 countries.
In addition to the full CLUB NOKIA performance, the two-DVD configuration includes a bonus disc premiering "The Space Between the Notes (Tour Mischief)," a video diary comprised of more than three-and-a-half hours of footage, lensed around the world on-stage, offstage and behind-the-scenes.
"To say that this tour was a powerful life experience would be like saying the sun is hot," writes VAI in the album/DVD's liner notes.
Following "Stillness In Motion," SONY/LEGACY will release an album of new VAI material, marking a significant new chapter in the musician's growing canon. The new multi-album deal marks an SME homecoming for VAI, who set the gold and platinum standard for rock instrumental music across a series of albums released through RELATIVITY and EPIC RECORDS from 1990's "Passion and Warfare" through 2007's orchestral "Sound Theories, Vol. I & II."
VAI will be hosting his second VAI Academy — the ultimate guitar experience — AUGUST 2nd-6th, in VAIL, CO, at THE ARRABELLE at VAIL SQUARE. With the theme "All About The Guitar," attendees will spend four days and nights discovering the intricacies of the guitar while enjoying clinics, workshops and jams from the likes of VAI and his handpicked guest instructors, including special guests ERIC JOHNSON and SONNY LANDRETH. For more information, visit www.vaiacademy.com.
VAI will then headline ELECTRIC DAY AT GUITAR TOWN on AUGUST 9th in COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO, at THE VILLAGE AT COPPER, an annual free festival with performances by ERIC JOHNSON, ROBBEN FORD, SONNY LANDRETH, JOHN JORGESON and ANDY McKEE, among others. For more information, go to www.villageatcopper.com/guitarTown/