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2018 GENERATION AXE Tour Announced With STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT, TOSIN ABASI

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 11:44 AM


32-Date Run Begins November 7 At The Fox Theater In Oakland, CA

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The term “supergroup” gets thrown around on a regular basis these days, however, GENERATION AXE undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, and Tosin Abisi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, the run will return to markets where the inaugural tour was celebrated and hit several new cities for the first time. The general on-sale goes live July 13.

Steve Vai offers, "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.” 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, Nick Marinovich (Yngwie Malmsteen) on keys, and JP Bouvet on drums. 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). Vai shares, “The Generation Axe experience goes way beyond simply gathering five guitar greats on one stage to jam. The idea was to create a seamless show with one backing band and 5 completely accomplished and astonishing guitarists that take to the stage in various configurations, performing some of their solo music and merging together as cohesive co-creators of lushly orchestrated guitar extravaganzas. Guitar Jams like this can get really messy when there is no organization and my idea was to create parts for everybody to play in harmony and off each other so it’s not a mess of noise. This worked out remarkably well. There are places where everyone is playing together in wild harmony.”

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 www.generationaxe.com. Generation Axe - A Night of Guitars is produced by Copeland International Arts and is booked by CAA. For additional information visit: www.generationaxe.com.

Confirmed appearances include:

  • 11/07 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
  • 11/08 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove
  • 11/09 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 11/10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre #
  • 11/11 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater
  • 11/13 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre – Denver
  • 11/15 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
  • 11/16 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre
  • 11/17 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
  • 11/18 - Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Theatre
  • 11/19 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
  • 11/20 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
  • 11/21 - Detroit, MI - Fillmore Detroit
  • 11/23 - Medford, MA - The Chevalier Theater
  • 11/24 - Niagara Falls, NY - The Rapids Theatre
  • 11/25 - Kitchener, ON - Centre in the Square
  • 11/27 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
  • 11/28 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
  • 11/29 - Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
  • 11/30 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – The Theater
  • 12/01 - Rochester, NY - Kodak Center
  • 12/03 - Greensburg, PA - The Palace Theatre
  • 12/04 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
  • 12/05 - Richmond, VA - The National
  • 12/08 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
  • 12/09 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
  • 12/10 - Davie, FL - Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • 12/11 - Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 12/13 - Austin, TX - The Moody Theater
  • 12/14 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
  • 12/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex – Rockwell
  • 12/18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
# - Nuno Bettencourt not appearing


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