Steve Vai continues support tour behind "The Story of Light"
Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai continues supporting "The Story of Light" internationally while simultaneously celebrating the release of two new collections of "Naked Tracks."
The iconic guitarist spends nearly two months trekking across the world, beginning June 1 in Omsk, Russia, and continuing for 34 more stops across Europe, Asia and Australia.
Vai is preparing for the June 6th release of two new "Naked Tracks" albums. Volume 6 features selections from 2007's "Sound Theories," and 2009's "Where The Wild Things Are," while Volume 7 contains tracks from his most recent solo release, last year's "The Story of Light."
The "Naked Tracks" albums feature mixes of specific Vai tracks complete with backing band, but without the lead guitar part.
"One way to play along with these tracks is to learn the original guitar parts that are on the album versions of the songs, but I would encourage you to take a more active role in using these tracks as a bed to lay your own creative interpretation over," Vai said in a press release. "There are really no rules. So sit back, flip on a naked track and dress it up with your own artistic musical apparel."
Vai unveiled "The Story of Light," his eighth studio effort, last August via his own label, Favored Nations. The album, which marked his first full-length collection since 2005's "Real Illusions: Reflections," debuted at No. 78 on The Billboard 200.