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Posted on July 10, 2018 at 8:55 PM

Five of the most respected axemen in rock and metal will reunite for a new leg of "Generation Axe" tour dates. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi will hit the road together this fall for a 32-date run.


The trek gets underway Nov. 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif. You can see the full itinerary below.


Vai says of this formidable fivesome, "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."

In addition to the five name guitar greats, the featured players will be backed by Pete Griffin on bass, Nick Marinovich on keys and JP Bouvet on drums. The shows will feature each of the guitarists playing songs from their own catalogs as well as collaborating on a number of well-known tracks.


“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 five 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," says Vai. "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.”


The general on-sale for the tour starts July 13, with "Generation Axe" VIP packages also being offered providing access to the musicians as well as specialty memorabilia. For additional information on ticketing packages, visit the Generation Axe website.


2018 Generation Axe North American Tour Dates:


Nov. 07 - Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater

Nov. 08 - Anaheim, Calif. @ City National Grove

Nov. 09 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Nov. 10 - Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre #

Nov. 11 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater

Nov. 13 - Denver, Colo. @ Paramount Theatre – Denver

Nov. 15 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Uptown Theatre

Nov. 16 - Salina, Kan. @ The Stiefel Theatre

Nov. 17 - Tulsa, Okla. @ Brady Theater

Nov. 18 - Des Moines, Iowa @ Hoyt Sherman Theatre

Nov. 19 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Taft Theatre

Nov. 20 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live

Nov. 21 - Detroit, Mich. @ Fillmore Detroit

Nov. 23 - Medford, Mass. @ The Chevalier Theater

Nov. 24 - Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ The Rapids Theatre

Nov. 25 - Kitchener, Ontario @ Centre in the Square

Nov. 27 - Bethlehem, Pa. @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Nov. 28 - Port Chester, N.Y. @ Capitol Theatre

Nov. 29 - Albany, N.Y. @ The Palace Theatre

Nov. 30 - Atlantic City, N.J. @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City – The Theater

Dec. 01 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Kodak Center

Dec. 03 - Greensburg, Pa. @ The Palace Theatre

Dec. 04 - Westbury, N.Y. @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec. 05 - Richmond, Va. @ The National

Dec. 08 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle

Dec. 09 - Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live

Dec. 10 - Davie, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Dec. 11 - Clearwater, Fla. @ Ruth Eckerd Hall

Dec. 13 - Austin, Texas @ The Moody Theater

Dec. 14 - Dallas, Texas @ The Bomb Factory

Dec. 16 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex – Rockwell

Dec. 18 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern


# - Nuno Bettencourt not appearing

From: http://loudwire.com/steve-vai-zakk-wylde-yngwie-malmsteen-more-2018-generation-axe-tour/

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