(JPN) Eric Valentine with the Steve Lukather Japan Tour 2012
We're at the Akasaka Blitz. Eric Valentine is back in Japan for the first time in four years, with Steve Lukather’s solo project.with Steve Lukather's solo project.
First a couple of photos …
A Yamaha guitar case!
Luke was using a nylon-stringed NTX1200 during last year's TOTO tour, but for this tour he's playing an LJX26CP featuring Yamaha's innovative SRT system.
And there it is! The LJX26CP on stage!
Luke used the guitar for the TOTO tune "Out of Love," which he played and sang with real feeling.
And here's Luke's drummer of many years, Eric Valentine.
PHX and HEXRACK II!!Pedals and hardware include a DFP9500C double bass drum pedal, HS1200D hi-hat stand, and SS950 snare stand. Eric’s main snare is an SD456APL (discontinued), and his side snare is an SD2255.
Eric did so much stick twirling while playing and during his solo that we were wondering when a stick or two would escape him. What a scene! Just as I was thinking how great it would be to be able to show our readers as well, these photos arrived. Total havoc! You can almost hear Luke saying "how far are you trying to throw that thing?" Thanks Eric!!