World-famous guitar virtuoso Steve Vai in Istanbul

World-famous guitar virtuoso Steve Vai in Istanbul

World-famous guitar virtuoso Steve Vai in Istanbul World-renowned guitarist Steve Vai will take the stage on Aug. 3 at Zorlu PSM in Istanbul as part of his 25th anniversary tour for his “Passion and Warfare” album. 

Vai will appear on stage playing songs from his second album, “Passion and Warfare,” which was released in 1990 and has been described as “the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso album of all time.”

He will also perform milestone songs from his career as part of the Monster Energy Presents: Rock Off Virtuoso concert series. 

A three-time Grammy Award winner and 15-time nominee, Vai started his music career in 1978 at the age of 18 as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, and joined his band from 1980 to 1983. 

He embarked on a solo career in 1983 and released eight solo albums. He recorded and toured with Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, as well as having recorded with artists such as Mary J. Blige, Spinal Tap and Ozzy Osbourne. He also toured with live-only acts G3, Zappa Plays Zappa and the Experience Hendrix tour, while also headlining international tours.

He was named the 10th Greatest Guitarist by Guitar World magazine and has sold over 15 million records. 

He is described as a “highly individualistic player” and part of a generation of “heavy rock and metal virtuosi who came to the fore in the 1980s.”

Tickets for the concert are available at Biletix.