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Devin Townsend & Steve Vai To Reunite Onstage For The First Time In Decades


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Devin Townsend and Steve Vai are due to reunite onstage this week for the first time in roughly 25 years. The pairing will take place at the upcoming ‘Starmus Festival: Live And The Universe‘ which celebrates science and the arts and is to be held June 18th-23rd in Trondheim, Norway. Townsend recently told eonmusic.com:

“We’re doing one of my songs with an orchestra, and I’m singing with him for the first time in 25 years. I’m also playing some of his stuff, so I think, now that I’ve been elevated to Riff Lord, I may get a promotion!”

The ‘riff lord’ promotion he mentions refers to the award he won of the same name at this week’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Prior to finding fame with his numerous ventures, Townsend served as the lead vocalist for Vai in the early 90’s. The two most recently collaborated together on a track for the 25th anniversary of Vai‘s “Passion And Warfare” album.

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