2012 Concerts

Way over 100 shows in 2012- a personal record!

Steve Vai and his band put on a thrilling performance at the Club Nokia 10/12/2012

STEVE VAI CLUB NOKIA 10/12/12

Beverly McClellan opened the show with a good set of solid tunes.  She was discovered on the show The Voice and was invited to be on this tour.  

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She did a great job singing and playing some tunes.

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15 minutes later, Steve Vai and his band came onstage.

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They played most, if not all, of the new album- The Story of Light.  

Steve Vai’s Band

Guitarist Dave Weiner

Electric harpist, Deborah Henson-Conant  (that was quite an experience to see)

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Philip Bynoe on bass

Jeremy Colson on drums

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They clocked in at just under 3 hours as they tore through 20 songs, some incredible featured solos, and even made up a song on the spot with some audience participation.

The band covered a bunch of songs throughout Vai’s solo career – Passion and Warfare, Fire Garden, etc., etc.  They did a funky, yet crushing version of “The Animal” with tons of guitar.  They also did a rocking version of “The Audience is Listening”.

 

Beverly McClellan came out and held nothing back as she “John The Revelator” during the band’s set.   That was impressive.

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Steve even sang lead vocals as he played “Rescue Me or Bury Me” (from Vai’s criminally underrated “Sex and Religion” album).

Vai went through a ton of costume and guitar changes.   He even came out looking like some kind of a robot during the Ultra Zone. 

They did acoustic songs, electric songs, had a little electric sitar from Dave Weiner.  They did a great version of “Sisters”.   and finished out strong with Taurus Bulba.   They even made up a song on the spot.  It was fascinating, mysterious, amusing, weird, cool and it rocked.   Only Steve Vai and his great band could have pulled off a concert like this.    GREAT SHOW!

 

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MORE PICS OF THE SHOW

  1. Racing the World

  2. Velorum

  3. Building the Church

  4. Tender Surrender

  5. Gravity Storm

  6. Dave Weiner Acoustic Guitar Solo

  7. Weeping China Doll

  8. John the Revelator

  9. The Moon and I

  10. The Animal

  11. Whispering a Prayer

  12. The Audience Is Listening

  13. Harp Solo

  14. Rescue Me or Bury Me

  15. Sisters

  16. Pusa Road

  17. Salamanders in the Sun

  18. Angel Food

  19. Drum Solo

  20. The Ultra Zone

  21. Frank

  22. Build Me a Song

  23. For the Love of God

Encore:

  1. Taurus Bulba

STEVE VAI CLUB NOKIA 10/12/12

 
Steve Vai Setlist Club Nokia, Los Angeles, CA, USA, The Story of Light Tour 2012

 

STEVE VAI CLUB NOKIA 10/12/12

 

6 comments on “Steve Vai and his band put on a thrilling performance at the Club Nokia 10/12/2012

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  2. californiarocknews
    04/06/2015

    Reblogged this on CALIFORNIA ROCK NEWS and commented:
    The Story of Light show at Club Nokia from 2012. The live recorded version of it is being released tomorrow. He is at the Grammy Museum tonight in celebration of it. That live show warranted seeing him again the next night to The Canyon for another very long and interesting show.

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  6. ConcertDude
    10/13/2012

    Reblogged this on Concertologist.

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