The term “supergroup” gets thrown a lot these days, but a new tour featuring some of the greatest guitarists of all time is about to give the term a whole new meaning.
Titled Generation Axe: A Night of Guitars, the tour will bring together Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, for 26 performances in North America, beginning April 5 in Seattle. Tickets for all shows go on sale this Friday, February 19. Show dates and locations are provided below.
“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,” Vai says.
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.
2016 GENERATION AXE TOUR DATES
April 5, 2016 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
April 6, 2016 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 8, 2016 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
April 9, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
April 10, 2016 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
April 11, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
April 13, 2016 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
April 15, 2016 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
April 16, 2016 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre
April 17, 2016 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
April 18, 2016 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
April 20, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
April 21, 2016 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
April 23, 2016 - Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Community College
April 24, 2016 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
April 25, 2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
April 26, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
April 27, 2016 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
April 29, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
May 1, 2016 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
May 2, 2016 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 4, 2016 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
May 5, 2016 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
May 6, 2016 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
May 7, 2016 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 8, 2016 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center