Win Tickets ($80): Steve Vai @ Revolution Hall | Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, Instrumental

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Steve Vai @ Revolution Hall on October 16. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, October 14.



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October 16, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $40 | 21+
Tickets: revolutionhallpdx.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR

Steve Vai is a virtuoso guitarist, visionary composer, and consummate producer who sculpts musical sound with infinite creativity and technical mastery.

At age 12, he started taking guitar lessons from Joe Satriani. At 18, he began his professional musical career transcribing for, and then playing with, the legendary Frank Zappa. More than three decades, 15 million album sales and three GRAMMY Awards later, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. He has proven himself, in his own right, to be one of music’s true originals.

“I make music to push my own buttons,” explains Vai. “I’ve always been driven by an addiction to create sounds that are unique — not better than what other people do, just different.”

That obsession remains the guiding force behind Vai’s ongoing musical evolution and what he loves most about being a musician.

“For me, the real gravy is when I hear a strange or beautiful sound in my head and then make it real in the world using the devices I have as a musician,” says Vai. “The things that have never been done before are what interest me most.”

Vai’s work has been recognized with a long list of awards, including an even dozen from Guitar Player. The TEC Foundation honored him with the prestigious Les Paul Award, created in 1991 to salute those who have set the highest standard of excellence in the creative application of technology (past winners include Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Herbie Hancock, Steely Dan, and Bob Clearmountain). In bestowing it on Vai, TEC noted, “Steve Vai’s sheer breathtaking facility on the guitar is acclaimed in the rock world and beyond…Vai has dedicated his talents to creatively advance the language of music. While many artists fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai remains unclassifiable. He is a musical alchemist of the highest order.”

In April and May of 2016, Vai joined Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi for a tour of the U.S. & Canada — Generation Axe – A Night of Guitars. The tour, which featured all five guitarists performing together as one supergroup, as well as individual sets and various configurations, earned widespread acclaim. A short while thereafter, Vai launched a 50-date tour of Europe and beyond to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his landmark album, Passion and Warfare — highly regarded as one of the greatest instrumental rock guitar recordings of all time. In celebration of this groundbreaking recording, for the very first time live, Vai’s set list includes the entire Passion and Warfare record from top to bottom, with some very special surprises.

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37 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Steve Vai @ Revolution Hall | Passion and Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour, Instrumental

  1. Michael October 10, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Steve Vai is one of the greatest guitarists of all time. His diverse body of work from Frank Zappa to David Lee Roth & Whitesnake his brilliance always shines through. To be able to see him at Revolution Hall would be nothing short of spectacular.

  2. Stacy Jorge October 10, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    One of the greats. Would love the opportunity have a date night for my boyfriends birthday and win these. Good luck all.

  3. Lorea October 10, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    I’d love to hear his sound in the intimate revolution hall!

  4. Zoe Pittman October 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    This sounds great, I would love to win tickets

  5. Philip Navarre October 10, 2016 at 3:54 pm #

    This show is going to be dope

  6. David Rottenberg October 10, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    I’ve been looking Steve Vai up after reading about this and now I’m hooked!

  7. Amber Hutchins October 10, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    I’ve been here for so long and have still never been to revolution hall! This sounds like the perfect show to start with!

  8. Jess October 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    OMFG!!! Steve Vai!! Squueee!!
    *fangirl swoon*

  9. Sandra October 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm #

    I’m growing a sixth finger on each hand so I can play like Vai. If that doesn’t work, at least let me hear the real thing.

  10. Mike October 11, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    To see Steve Vai perform for the 25th anniversary of Passion and Warfare would be absolutely amazing!! Remember, the audience is listening ;-) Thanks for the chance, PDXPipeline!!

  11. Mike S. October 11, 2016 at 10:44 am #

    I have seen Steve Vai with David Lee Roth and Whitesnake but those were big arena rock shows. I would just love to see him up close and at a great venue like Revolution Hall. I have been a fan since a friend in high school played “The Attitude Song” for me. PDXPIPELINE set me up with tickets please!

  12. Bonnie October 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    I’ve seen Joe Satriani live but never his protege!

  13. Kelly October 11, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    It is my friend’s birthday and we would love to attend!

  14. Glenn October 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    Cue crazy air guitar now!!! Thanks #pdxpipeline!

  15. CHRIS October 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

    He is one of the masters of guitar, so this would be a treat to see him

  16. Tom October 11, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    Saw him about 20 years ago, time for more!

  17. Scottt Hamilton October 11, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    One of the best around.

  18. Robert October 11, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    Holy shit, Steve Vai!

  19. Ken October 11, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    One of my personal favorite guitarist grow up. I’ve always wished I could see Vai live!!!!

  20. mark fields October 11, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    I wanna win this!!!

  21. Laura Sonnenberg October 11, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! Steve Vai is incredible!

  22. Judy October 11, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    Steve Val is not only talented and has an interesting background, but yes, one of music’s true originals. It will be a stunning evening!

  23. Judy October 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

    Steve Val is not only talented and has an interesting background, but yes, one of music’s true originals. It will be a stunning unique evening!

  24. Cindy B October 12, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    I’m so excited to be able to see Steve Vai! Free tickets would make it even more awesome!

  25. Cory October 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm #

    Vai is 2 Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Greg October 13, 2016 at 4:21 am #

    Thanks for the chance to see one of my heroes Also, keep up the good work on the pdx pipeline. Love it.

  27. Jeff October 13, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    My brother plays guitar & has a Steve Vai 7-string guitar. If I WON tix I would LOVE to take him to see Steve in the most intimate venue he’s ever played in PDX!

  28. Gregory October 13, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    One of a few great Guitar players I haven’t seen yet. Winning comp tickets would so help my entertainment budget. Thanks for the chance! PDX Pipeline rocks!

  29. Scott October 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Hoping for this one, as I have never seen him, but he is legendary.

  30. Emily October 13, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Oh, yes please!

  31. Dave G. October 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    Guitar God!!!

  32. Marlo October 13, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    The kids are staying at Grandma and Grandpas house for the weekend through Monday. This would be the best date night ever!

  33. PJ Harris October 14, 2016 at 3:57 am #

    Who wouldn’t want to see a guitar great like Steve Vai?!

  34. Marlo October 14, 2016 at 7:29 am #

    The kids are are Grandma and Grandpas for the weekend. This would be a great date night!

  35. Ned October 14, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    The audience is listening……………………………………

  36. Ed October 14, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    One of the greats! Would be great to see him again!

  37. Roger October 14, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

    Would love to see Steve,& give me a great guitar lesson one of the best !

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