Vai’s Generation Axe Announce More Shows

Generation Axe, the guitar supergroup that includes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) and Tosin Abisi (Animals as Leaders), have announced a 32-date North American tour that will run from November through the end of the year. The trek begins in Oakland at the Fox Theater on Nov. 7.

Tour dates and information can be found via

The guitarists will be playing songs from their extensive catalogs and collaborating onstage in various combinations to play some well-known covers. Recent shows had the band performing the Edgar Winter classic, “Frankenstein.”

In a press release, Vai said, “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.”

Backing for the guitarists will come from bassist Pete Griffin (Dweezil Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter), keyboardist Nick Marinovich (Yngwie Malmsteen) and drummer JP Bouvet.


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