Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt & Tosin Abasi To Tour Together As Generation Axe

Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, etc.), Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), and Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders) will be heading out on tour together under the name Generation Axe. The official press release for the trek said the following:

“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 can be found HERE, and you can check out the dates below:

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