Devin Townsend and Steve Vai to Reunite
Well here’s an unexpected — but not unwelcome! — reunion: Devin Townsend and Steve Vai will perform together at Norway’s Starmus Festival, which kicks off this Sunday, June 18. It will be the duo’s first time performing together since the album cycle for Vai’s 1993 album, Sex & Religion.
Townsend revealed the news to eonmusic while at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards, where he received the honor of ‘Riff Lord’:
“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!”
Townsend added that they’d only be playing one song from Sex & Religion; he didn’t specify which one, but I’d put money on it being “In My Dreams with You,” ’cause that seems to be the one everybody remembers.
We’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, here’s some shitty bootleg video of Townsend and Via performing in New York in ’93. How sweet would it be if they wore the same exact outfits for the reunion???
[via Metal Insider]