Run kicks off July 16th in Tucson, AZ

Steve Vai has announced a second leg of North American appearances on his Inviolate World Tour. The tour commences on July 16th at Tucson’s Rialto Theatre and wraps in Monterey, CA at the Golden State Theater. Vai will stage ten performances across Canada as well, including Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, among others. On June 3rd, the trek will visit Central and South America with shows planned in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

Over the past two years, Vai released a new studio album titled Inviolate and a record titled Vai/Gash he had been holding in his archive for three decades. In support of the new studio album, he staged a successful tour of North America and two run across Europe.

Favored Nations/Mascot Label Group presented the official music video for “Teeth Of The Hydra,” which has now been viewed over 6.1 million times. Vai/Gash followed Inviolate, and as Vai shares, “The album was written and recorded in somewhat of a stream of consciousness in 1991 within perhaps a two week period as an answer to my desire to have a particular kind of music to listen to when I was riding my Harley Davison motorcycle with my friends. One of those friends was John ‘Gash’ Sombrotto, who is the powerful singer on this record. It’s reminiscent of a certain type of rock music I enjoyed as a teenager in the 1970’s. These recordings sat on the shelf for over 30 years and are being released now in 2023.”