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

Generation Axe 2018
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