BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at
Buffalo will present Steve Vai on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. in
the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts, UB North Campus.
Beverly McClellan will open the show.
While many musicians fit easily into a single category, guitar
virtuoso Steve Vai's unique musical vision remains unclassifiable.
At age 12, Vai started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani. At
18, he began his professional career transcribing for, and the
performing with, the legendary Frank Zappa. After more than three
decades, 15 million albums sold, and three Grammy Awards, Vai has
proven himself in his own right as one of music's true
Vai's latest release, The Story of Light, follows the cosmic
journey of a man driven mad by grief. Largely instrumental, the
album spotlights guest vocalists, including singer-songwriter Aimee
Mann and Beverly McClellan, Season 1 finalist of The Voice, who
will be opening the show. The Story of Light is Vai's 16th solo
album -- the latest addition to his full discography of more than
Vai has been recognized with a long list of awards, including 12
from Guitar Player magazine. Most recently, the TEC Foundation
honored Vai with the prestigious Les Paul Award, in honor of his
excellence in the creative application of technology. In addition
to his work with Zappa, Vai has also performed with Ozzy Osbourne,
David Lee Roth, Whitesnake and Alice Cooper.
Tickets for Steve Vai are $49.50, $39.50, $34.50, $29.50.
Tickets are available at the Center for the Arts Box Office (Monday
through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and all Ticketmaster locations
including ticketmaster.com. To charge tickets, call 1-800-745-3000;
in Canada, call 416-870-8000. For more information, call