Three-time Grammy winning guitarist, Steve Vai, has RESCHEDULED his concerts originally scheduled for Mar. 25-26, 2022, to The ELM in Bozeman on Friday, November 25, 2022 and The Wilma in Missoula on Saturday, November 26, 2022. These will be full seated performances, so fans can simply sit back, relax and soak in the sonic sensations of Vai.
Here’s a note from the artist in regards to the rescheduling:
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.“
In addition to the three Grammy awards mentioned above (he’s been nominated 15 times), Vai has an impressive list of achievements. He has sold over 15 million albums, received the Les Paul Award, been voted the “10th Greatest Guitarist” by Guitar World, and has toured the globe with Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Alcatrazz, and Whitesnake, among others. That’s just a snippet of what Vai has accomplished over the years… you can read the rest below.
The point is, Steve Vai is a bona fied guitar wizard, not to mention a composer, singer, songwriter, and producer. If you want to see someone who’s a true master of their craft, you need to see Steve Vai.
PUBLIC ON SALE: Tickets for both shows are on sale now at the Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. Visit the specific event page below for tickets and more info.
All originally purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates. No exchanges necessary.
REFUNDS: If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds will be available until 5pm Fri, Jan 28, 2022, by submitting a Refund Request Form. Refunds will not be available after the refund deadline.
*With high ceilings, ample space, and some of the best ventilation systems in the state, the Wilma in Missoula, MT as well as The ELM in Bozeman, MT provide unique opportunities for the Montana community to support the arts in a spacious and more comfortable environment as we move into the colder months.
About Steve Vai
A virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery, Steve Vai has awed fans of all genres with his exceptional guitar skills and musicianship for decades. At age 12, he started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani. At 18, he began his professional music career transcribing for, and then playing with, the legendary Frank Zappa. More than three decades, over 15 million in album sales, and three GRAMMY Awards later, Vai has proven himself, in his own right, to be one of music’s true originals.
Vai’s work has been recognized with a long list of awards and honors, including over 15 from Guitar Player magazine alone. His career accomplishments have earned him honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and Musicians Institute. The 2016 Long Island Music Hall of Fame inductee was voted the 10th “Greatest Guitarist” by Guitar World magazine and consistently lands among the best in various lists of the top guitarists of all time. In 2012, the TEC Foundation honored him with the prestigious Les Paul Award, created in 1991 to salute those who have set the highest standard of excellence in the creative application of technology. Past winners of the Les Paul Award include Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, and Bob Clearmountain. In bestowing it on Vai, TEC noted, “Steve Vai’s sheer breathtaking facility on the guitar is acclaimed in the rock world and beyond…Vai has dedicated his talents to creatively advance the language of music. While many artists fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai remains unclassifiable. He is a musical alchemist of the highest order.” Continue reading…