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STEVE VAI – To Release “Where The Wild Things Are” Concert Film And Live CD


Guitar legend Steve Vai will release his concert film and live CD “Where The Wild Things Are” September 29th, 2009 on Favored Nations Records. The show was recorded and filmed at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN before a sold-out audience as part of Vai’s successful Sound Theories world tour.

Visit here to view the concert trailer.

Where The Wild Things Are is Vai’s 21st solo project contributing to his 20,000,000 unit worldwide sales that have accumulated over his 30 year career. Vai chose the State Theatre to film because of its large, lush acoustics and the historical theatre’s gorgeous interior.

Vai is widely known for both his unprecedented guitar playing techniques and the unique design of his signature series Ibanez Jem guitar. But his fans have become inextricably drawn to his melodic depth, and dynamic stage performance. The continued evolution of his craft is made apparent in the astonishing musicianship presented in Where The Wild Things Are.

The 2 hour and 40 minute set contains several new tracks and re-orchestrated pieces culled from his rich catalog. His guitar-wielding extravaganza in “The Murder” is an artistic performance piece that must be seen to be believed.

The addition of virtuoso violinists Alex DePue and Ann Marie Calhoun add a dazzling dimension to Vai’s compositions and stage show, delivering fans the unexpected edge they always expect. Other world-class musicians chosen for Vai’s band are: Bryan Beller (bass), Jeremy Colson (drums), Dave Weiner (guitar and sitar) and Zack Wiesinger (lap steel).

“When I put a band and a show together I try to create an entertainment experience that I would like to have if I was sitting in the audience,” explains Vai. “I like to witness great musicianship but nothing too cerebral or overindulgent, I like to be stimulated by a large dynamic range of emotional intensities and melodic richness, I enjoy when people love their instrument and it shows by their oneness with it, I like to feel as though I’m part of a family with the audience and the band, and I like to walk away feeling uplifted and not beat up by somebody’s ego or the things they hate about themselves and the world. And of course I want a cool t-shirt.”

Performance Track Listing:

1. Paint Me Your Face

2. Now We Run

3. Oooo

4. Building The Church

5. Tender Surrender

6. Band Intros

7. Firewall

8. The Crying Machine

9. Shove The Sun Aside

10. I’m Becoming

11. Die To Live

12. Freak Show Excess

13. Apples In Paradise

14. All About Eve

15. Gary 7

16. Beastly Rap

17. Treasure Island

18. Angel Food

19. Earthquake Sky

20. The Audience Is Listening

21. The Murder

22. Juice

23. Whispering A Prayer

24. Taurus Bulba

25. Liberty

26. Answers

27. For The Love Of God