Released last year, it’s was first studio outing since 2005′s Real Illusions: Reflections, and he’s delighted with the response it’s achieved.
The storyline follows the journey of a man “driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment and redemption.”
Although largely instrumental, the album does feature guest vocalists. Aimee Mann duets with Vai on No More Amsterdam, which she also cowrote. Beverly McClellan, a season one finalist on The Voice (USA) appears on on John the Revelator, a track inspired by a vintage recording of blues singer Blind Willie Johnson. Other highlights include the title track which opens the album, Gravity!Storm plus The Moon and I and Velorum.
Vai last year told how he’d dreamed his entire career before it even kicked off.
Steve Vai UK tourAug 29: Belfast Mandela Hall
Aug 30: Leeds O2 Academy
Aug 31: Glasgow O2 Academy
Sep 01: Cardiff St David’s Hall
Sep 03: Bristol O2 Academy
Sep 04: Bournemouth O2 Academy
Sep 05: Brighton Concorde 2
Tickets are on sale now, with a premium EVO Experience package, including meet-and-greet, Q&A, soundcheck access and more, available exclusively via Vai’s website.