WHAT: "...[T]he universe doesn't care if you've discovered penicillin or knitted a pair of socks," Steve Vai recently told Tennessee newspaper The Daily Times. "What it cares about is that you're being creative in a way that feels good to you." The guitar virtuoso's output definitely demonstrates how seriously he takes this philosophy. Sure, Frank Zappa's old protege has only released nine studio albums since his debut in 1984, with the latest being this year's "Modern Primitive." Yet each album carries a cornucopia of guitar styles – from new age to heavy metal to funk. And this is to say nothing of the variation shown in his countless collaborations with everyone from Mary J. Blige to Ozzy Osbourne. No fan would ever say Vai is lacking creativity.
Vai, 56, is using this tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Passion and Warfare," his most successful album. Passion is something else guitar fans have heard in Vai's work for decades.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27
WHERE: The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando