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 5 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 19.
“The ‘Generation Axe’ show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a six-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-and-greet), a meet-and- greet package, and a VIP tour package will be available.
“Generation Axe – A Night Of Guitars” tour dates:
Apr. 05 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Apr. 06 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr. 08 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
Apr. 09 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Apr. 10 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
Apr. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Apr. 13 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
Apr. 15 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre
Apr. 16 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre
Apr. 17 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
Apr. 18 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Apr. 20 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
Apr. 21 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Apr. 23 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College
Apr. 24 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
Apr. 25 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
Apr. 26 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
Apr. 27 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
Apr. 29 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
May 01 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theatre
May 02 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 04 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
May 05 – Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theater
May 06 – Westbury, NY – Theatre at Westbury
May 07 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 08 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
For more information, visit www.generationaxe.com.