Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi team up as Generation Axe for North American tour

Generation Axe is a new supergroup (of sorts) featuring guitarist Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders). The trek will feature the musicians performing together, as well as, individually. A press release for the tour states:

“The Generation Axe fan experience will go way beyond simply gathering five guitar greats on one stage to jam. Each tour stop will include a variety of collaborations by the five players, including everyone performing together as one cohesive band with a rhythm section including Pete Griffin (Dweezil Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter) on bass and Nick Marinovich (Yngwie Malmsteen) on keys. Vai, Wylde, Malmsteen, Bettencourt and Abasi will perform songs from their various catalogs and join forces on some well-known songs (as well as probably a few unexpected, unearthed gems).”

Tickets and information can be found at GenerationAxe.com. Dates follow:

4/05 – Seattle, WA | Paramount Theatre
4/06 – Vancouver, BC | Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4/08 – Oakland, CA | Fox Theater
4/09 – Las Vegas, NV | The Joint
4/10 – San Diego, CA | Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
4/11 – Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern
4/13 – Denver, CO | Paramount Theatre
4/15 – Kansas City, MO | Uptown Theatre
4/16 – Salina, KS | The Stiefel Theatre
4/17 – Dallas, TX | Bomb Factory
4/18 – Houston, TX | Revention Music Center
4/20 – Jacksonville, FL | Florida Theatre
4/21 – Orlando, FL | Hard Rock Live
4/23 – Wilmington, NC | Cape Fear Community College
4/24 – Washington, DC | Warner Theatre
4/25 – Cincinnati, OH | Taft Theatre
4/26 – Indianapolis, IN | Murat Theatre
4/27 – Nashville, TN | Ryman Auditorium
4/29 – Chicago, IL | Copernicus Center
5/01 – Madison, WI | Orpheum Theatre
5/02 – Royal Oak, MI | Royal Oak Music Theatre
5/04 – Toronto, ON | Massey Hall
5/05 – Upper Darby, PA | Tower Theater
5/06 – Westbury, NY | Theatre at Westbury
5/07 – Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/08 – Providence, RI | Providence Performing Arts Center

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