The term “supergroup” gets thrown around on a regular basis these days, however, a new tour featuring some of the greatest guitarists of all time is about to truly give the term a whole new meaning. Introducing: Generation Axe, featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abasi.
Beginning on April 5th in Seattle, Generation Axe – A Night Of Guitars is hitting the road for 26 performances in North America. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, February 19th.
“The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight,” commented Steve Vai.
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).
Making this rare tour experience even more special, Generation Axe VIP packages will be offered, giving fans access to these guitars masters and exclusive one-of-a-kind memorabilia. A front row package (including a meet & greet), a meet & greet package, and a VIP tour package will be available. For more information, visit generationaxe.com.
5 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
6 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
9 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
10 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
13 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
16 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre
17 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
18 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
20 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
21 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
23 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College
24 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
25 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
26 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
29 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
1 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
2 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
4 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
5 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
6 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
8 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center