In a recent interview after the release of “Stillness In Motion” DVD, Steve Vai gave us some anticipation about his next moves.
The big news is that the guitarist will release a special 25th edition of “Passion And Warfare” that will include a brand-new bonus record called “Modern Primitive“, with songs written or recorded between “Flex-Able” and “Passion And Warfare”.
Last but not the least, Vai will play the entire “Passion And Warfare” record in 2016 on an American / European tour, after the 25th anniversary release.
The complete statement.
What I’m working right now as we speak, is the 25th anniversary release of “Passion And Warfare” and in this release I’m putting an extra CD with material that’s never been released. But it’s music the I’ve either recorded or written in between Flex-Able and Passion And Warfare because, if you’re familiar with “Flex-Able”, it’s a very strange record: I’ve recorded it when I was 20 years old; and if you listen to “Passion And Warfare” it seems a completely different guy. So what happened in between? Where’s the missing link?
This record, that I’m calling “Modern Primitive” will be in this “Passion And Warfare” release. It’s really amazing, ‘cause I’ve so much material. 7-8 songs are already tracked and they just need a couple of finishing touches, then I’m gonna have the old band get together that I had back then just to lay down some other tracks we used to perform in that period. So it’s new music and frankly it’s turning out to be one of my favorite records.
So that’ will come out early next year.
Once I’ve released this record, I’ve planned to do an american and european tour, where we will play the entire “Passion And Warfare” record and obviously some of the new stuff from that new record.