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Steve Vai lends guitar to a fan who continues to play classic song at the show

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Steve Vai lends guitar to a fan who continues to play classic song at the show

The virtuoso guitarist Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, Alcatrazz, Whitesnake) created an incredible moment at this concert in Barcelona, Spain when in the middle of his classic song “For The Love God” he stopped playing and gave his guitar to a young fan called Daniel Jimenez who was in the audience. The boy took the guitar in tears thrilled by the moment and continued to play the song perfectly. The artist explained on his social networks that he saw the video of the teenager playing that song early that day when a cab driver who was taking him to the venue showed a video of the kid, who was his son playing the track.


Watch Steve Vai giving his guitar to a fan who continues to perfectly play the classic song “For The Love Of God” at his show:

“On the last show of the European Inviolate Tour on my way to the venue in Barcelona, there was an excited cab driver that wanted me to get into his car to take me to the venue. During the drive, he was very excited to show me a video clip of his son playing ‘For the Love of God’ and I was actually pretty impressed with the way this boy played.”

“During the concert that night, I saw the boy with his dad sitting in the audience, so I decided to make his day… and he certainly kicked some ass! It was a splendid way to cap off an outstanding tour,” Steve Vai said.

In his Instagram, the fan and guitarist Daniel Jimenez also recalled the moment, saying:

(Translated by Rock and Roll Garage) “Yesterday I lived the happiest day of my life, I’m still assimilating that it was real, thank you @stevevaihimself for inviting me to your concert, thank you for giving me the wonderful surprise of going on stage to play with your own guitar, when you approached me and you offered me your guitar I was in shock (I don’t know if you can see it in the video but I didn’t have the strength to continue playing because I started to cry from the illusion), and above all, thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to let me know you as a person and being able to chat with you about music, this day is going to be craved into my memories; you are a great musician and a great person, you are an example for me to follow.

Next tour dates

Steve Vai continues to tour until December, playing in the United States and in Brazil at the Rock In Rio festival (featuring Living Colour in that concert).


  • 06 – Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort – Las Vegas US
  • 07 – Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort – Las Vegas US
  • 08 – Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort – Las Vegas US


  • 02  – Parque Olímpico – Cidade do Rock – Rio de Janeiro Brazil (Rock in Rio, Living Colour featuring Steve Vai)
  • 28 -The Magnolia – El Cajon, CA United States
  • 30 – Fox Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA United States


  • 01 – House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV United States
  • 02 – Celebrity Theatre – Phoenix, AZ United States
  • 04 – The Rockwell at The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT United States
  • 05 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO United States
  • 07 – Tower Theatre – Oklahoma City, OK United States
  • 08 – House Of Blues Dallas, TX United States
  • 09 – The Aztec Theatre – San Antonio, TX United States
  • 11 – Paramount Theatre – Austin, TX United States
  • 12 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX United States
  • 14 – Lyric Theatre – Birmingham, AL United States
  • 15 – Hargray Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA United States
  • 16 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA United States
  • 18 – Bilheimer Capitol Theatre – Clearwater, FL United States
  • 19 – The Parker – Fort Lauderdale, FL United States
  • 20 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL United States
  • 21 –  Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL United States
  • 22 – Charleston Music Hall – Charleston, SC United States
  • 23 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC United States
  • 25 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA United States
  • 26 – Musikfest Cafe – Bethlehem, PA United States
  • 27 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY United States
  • 28 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA United States
  • 29 – Count Basie Theatre – Red Bank, NJ United States
  • 30 – The Paramount – Huntington, NY United States


  • 01 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT United States
  • 02 – The Strand – Providence, RI United States
  • 03 – The Wilbur – Boston, MA United States
  • 04 – Kodak Center – Rochester, NY United States
  • 05 – The Egg – Albany, NY United States
  • 07 – Palace Theatre – Greensburg, PA United States
  • 08 –  Packard Music Hall -Warren, OH United States
  • 10 – Masonic Cathedral Theatre – Detroit, MI United States
  • 11 – Metropolitan Theatre – Morgantown, WV United States
  • 12 – CMA Theater – Nashville, TN United States
  • 13 – Old Forester’s Paristown Hall – Louisville, KY United States
  • 14 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO United States
  •  16 – Copernicus Center – Chicago, IL United States
  • 18 – The Fitzgerald Theater – St. Paul, MN United States
  • 19 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE United States
  • 20 – The Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO United States
  • 21 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD United States
  • 22 – Hoyt Sherman Place – Des Moines, IA United States
  • 23 – Fargo Theatre – Fargo, ND United States
  • 25 – The ELM – Bozeman, MT United States
  • 26 – The Wilma – Missoula, MT United States
  • 27 – Moore Theatre – Seattle, WA United States
  • 28 – Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR United States
  • 30 -Turlock Community Theatre -Turlock, CA United States


  • 02 – Uptown Theatre Napa – Napa, CA United States
  • 03 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA United States

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