Zakk Wyle to Head Up Generation Axe Tour

2016-02-25

Story by Anne Erickson

The Generation Axe tour will bring together five notable guitarists

Here’s a creative name for a tour: the Generation Axe tour. It’s a real thing, and the tour is set to include guitar great Zakk Wylde of Black Label Society, along with fellow guitar royalty Steve Vai, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi.

The tour will kick off on April 5 in Seattle and run through a May 8 date in Providence, Rhode Island. At each tour stop on the Generation Axe tour, the five guitarists will take the stage together in different configurations, including as one superstar band. The guitarists will play tunes from their individual catalogs of music, plus cover songs and new music penned just for this tour.

In other news, Wylde will release his new solo album, “Book of Shadows II,” on April 8. The former Ozzy Osborune guitarist is also playing the Experience Hendrix tour.

Generation Axe Tour Dates:

4/5 — Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre
4/6 — Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4/8 — Oakland, CA, Fox Theater
4/9 — 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, D.C., 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
5/1 — Madison, WI, Orpheum Theatre
5/2 — Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak Music Theatre
5/4 — Toronto, ON, Massey Hall
5/5 — Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
5/6 — Westbury, NY, Theatre at Westbury
5/7 — Hampton Beach, NH, Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
5/8 — Providence, RI, Providence Performing Arts Center

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