- $20 for one ticket to An Evening with Steve Vai (up to $40 value)
- When: Friday, November 15, at 9 p.m.
- Where: House of Blues New Orleans
- General admission
- Door time: 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Wearing his trademark rectangular sunglasses with colored lenses, Steve Vai stands at center stage, six-stringed Ibanez in hand. He fingerpicks his ax, then taps a pedal that transforms its natural sound into a spacey wail akin to a theremin. Light bends during the solo. His emotional intensity waxes and wanes.
In concert, Vai appeases serious fans with more than 20 gems from his eight-album catalog, whether it be the synth-heavy “Whispering a Prayer” or “Velorum,” a metal ballad packed with hypnotic harmonies from his latest release, The Story of Light. In addition to his standard set, he often puts an audience member on the spot, asking them to write an original tune and recite the alphabet backwards during a segment called Build Me a Song.
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.
House of New Orleans
225 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA 70130