Guitar legend Steve Vai has released his first single off of his new live DVD, Blu-ray and Live CD Where The Wild Things Are on Favored Nations Records. Single is available on iTunes now!
Where The Wild Things Are is Vaiâ€™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 theatreâ€™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 â€œThe Murderâ€ 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 Vaiâ€™s compositions and stage show, delivering fans the unexpected edge they always expect. Other world-class musicians chosen for Vaiâ€™s band are: Bryan Beller (bass), Jeremy Colson (drums), Dave Weiner (guitar and sitar) and Zack Wiesinger (lap steel).
Where The Wild Things Are will be released on September 29, 2009 on Favored Nations.