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15th October 2012

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The setlist from the State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, 7 September 2012. © Joe Bosso

MetalTalk has been able to take a sneak peek at the set list for Steve Vai's upcoming European tour and it's all good news.

Steve is determined fans have a fantastic show with as much music as he and his band can offer and 25 songs is good going so far.

Steve is clear this tour is an ensemble approach to his music with his band members being featured in solos and acknowledging his mentor Frank Zappa.

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The set-list:

Racing The World
Band intros
Building The Church
Tender Surrender
Gravity Storm
Dave (solo)
Weeping China
John The Revelator
The Moon And I
The Animal
Whispering A Prayer
The Audience Is Listening
Deborah (solo – harp)
Rescue Me
Treasure Island
Pusa Read
Drum solo
The Ultra Zone
Build Me A Song
For The Love Of God
Tarus Bulba

Steve acknowledges his style is to have an outline for his shows but his advice to his band is to listen to the audience and go with the flow of whatever they are enjoying and responding to most so the set list is not guarantee to stay like this throughout the tour.

Also don't be surprised if Steve dons a welder's mask and expect a musical reference to West Side Story. The feedback from the USA so far is that these gigs are going down a storm so if you are going then all indicators so far are you are in for one hell of a show.

22 Oct 2012 Pakkahuone Tampere Finland
23 Oct 2012 The Circus Helsinki Finland
10 Nov 2012 Gran Teatro Geox Padova Italy
11 Nov 2012 Atlantico Rome Italy
12 Nov 2012 Alcatraz Milano Italy
16 Nov 2012 013 (Dommelsch Zaal) Tilburg Netherlands
24 Nov 2012 KB - Kulturbolaget Malmö Sweden
25 Nov 2012 Berns Stockholm Sweden
26 Nov 2012 Trädgår'n Göteborg Sweden
27 Nov 2012 Rockefeller Oslo Norway
01 Dec 2012 Portsmouth Guildhall
02 Dec 2012 Hammersmith Apollo London
03 Dec 2012 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
05 Dec 2012 Newcastle City Hall
06 Dec 2012 Ipswich Regent Theatre
07 Dec 2012 O2 Apollo Manchester


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