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STEVE VAI Releasing New Album ‘Inviolate’ In January

Steve Vai previously announced a 54-date U.S. tour, also called "Inviolate" which kicks off on January 27 in Las Vegas and will conclude on April 4 in Los Angeles.

Steve Vai has announced the release of his new album, “Inviolate”, which arrives on January 28, 2022.

Vai’s 10th studio album — his first in six years — will feature nine songs, including the previously released “Knappsack” and “Candle Power”. Vai wrote and recorded “Knappsack” with just one hand at a time when he was recovering from trigger finger surgery while “Candle Power” saw him demonstrating a new technique he’s been developing that he calls “joint shifting”. He previously described “joint shifting” as “where you bend a note while fretting another, but I wanted to do this technique with a combination of double and triple stop single note bends while fretting other notes and releasing bends.”

Vai announced the follow-up to 2016’s “Modern Primitive” in a social media post, writing: “Yup, it’s ready. And it drops on January 28th, 2022. It’s called Inviolate. Enjoy the ride.”

“Inviolate” track listing:

01. Teeth Of The Hydra
02. Zeus In Chains
03. Little Pretty
04. Candle Power
05. Apollo In Color
06. Avalancha
07. Greenish Blues
08. Knappsack
09. Sandman Cloud Mist

Vai previously announced a 54-date U.S. tour, also called “Inviolate” which kicks off on January 27 in Las Vegas and will conclude on April 4 in Los Angeles.