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Joe Satriani (Left) and (Steve Vai) play instrumental marathons as each guitarist layers and builds on eachother's searing solos. Andrew J. Brady Center. Cincinnati Ohio. 4/19/24
Joe Satriani (Left) and (Steve Vai) play instrumental marathons as each guitarist layers and builds on each other’s searing solos at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024. [Henry Day I WOUB]

‘Satch Vai’ played Cincinnati Friday night

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CINCINNATI, Ohio (WOUB) – Joe Satriani and Steve Vai brought their Satch Vai U.S. Tour to the Andrew J. Brady Music Center (25 Race Street) Friday.

Satriani and Vai are both influential American guitarists. Satriani is known for his virtuosic playing style, innovative approach to the instrument, and iconic albums like Surfing with the Alien. Steve Vai is known for his exceptional technical skill, expressive playing style, and work with artists like David Lee Roth and Frank Zappa.

WOUB’s Henry Day covered the show, and you can find his photos from the event below. 

Joe Satriani bringing the heat and speed expected from a progressive metal icon. Andrew J. Brady Center. Cincinnati Ohio. 4/19/24
Joe Satriani bringing the heat and speed expected from a progressive metal icon at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024. [Henry Day I WOUB]
Joe Satriani reacting to the cheers and applause that follow his legendary guitar solos at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024.
Joe Satriani reacting to the cheers and applause that follow his legendary guitar solos at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024. [Henry Day I WOUB]
Joe Satriani holds Rai Thistlethwayte's hair as he blows out his birthday candles at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024.
Joe Satriani holds Rai Thistlethwayte’s hair as he blows out his birthday candles at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024. [Henry Day I WOUB]

Joe Satriani (left) and Steve Vai (right) paint to each other before continuing their progressive metal mayhem. Andrew J. Brady Center. Cincinnati Ohio. 4/19/24

Steve Vai (left) feels the rhythm with his bass player Philip Bynoe (right) as their music melts faces and drops jaws. Andrew J. Brady Center. Cincinnati Ohio. 4/19/24
Steve Vai (left) feels the rhythm with his bass player Philip Bynoe (right) as their music melts faces and drops jaws at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024. [Henry Day I WOUB]
Steve Vai creates new sounds as he suspends his guitar using only the whammy bar at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024.
Steve Vai creates new sounds as he suspends his guitar using only the whammy bar at the Andrew J. Brady Center April 19, 2024. [Henry Day I WOUB]