Steve Vai and Al Di Meola Shred “Race with Devil” Behind the Scenes | VIDEO

April 30, 2015
Al Di Meola is currently on the road with his Elegant Gypsy and More Electric U.S. Tour. On April 26, the virtuoso guitarist made a stop at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. It was a great show, topped off by a special encore appearance by Di Meola’s longtime friend Steve Vai.

For the encore, the two guitarists performed a blazing version of Di Meola’s “Race with Devil on Spanish Highway,” from his 1977 album Elegant Gypsy. You can see an audience video of that performance below.

Before you do, though, check out this video of Al and Steve rehearsing the track at Vai’s Harmony Hut studio prior to the show. It’s a treat to see their fretwork up close and watch two masters go to work on a shredfest like this. 

You can see Di Meola’s spring and summer tour itinerary at

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