Generation Axe—Vai, Yngwie, Zakk, Nuno and Tosin—Play Boston's "Foreplay"

As we reported last week, the Generation Axe tour—featuring Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi—kicked off April 5 in Seattle.

Two nights ago night, the tour—which puts five former and/or current Guitar World cover stars at the same venue at the same time—made its way to Denver's Paramount Theatre.

Below, you can check out a highlight from that show; it's a spirited performance of Boston's "Foreplay" by all five guitarists, each of whom plays a solo (and then some). "Foreplay" is best known as the instrumental introduction to Boston's "Long Time." The medley appears on the band's eponymous debut album, and was their second single in 1976.

The Gen Axe gang will be ready to rock Kansas City tonight. You can check out all the remaining dates below.

For more information about the tour, visit generationaxe.com.

GENERATION AXE TOUR DATES

  • April 15, 2016 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre
  • April 16, 2016 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre
  • April 17, 2016 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
  • April 18, 2016 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
  • April 20, 2016 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
  • April 21, 2016 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
  • April 23, 2016 - Wilmington, NC - Cape Fear Community College
  • April 24, 2016 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
  • April 25, 2016 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft Theatre
  • April 26, 2016 - Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre
  • April 27, 2016 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
  • April 29, 2016 - Chicago, IL - Copernicus Center
  • May 1, 2016 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
  • May 2, 2016 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • May 4, 2016 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
  • May 5, 2016 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theater
  • May 6, 2016 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury
  • May 7, 2016 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
  • May 8, 2016 - Providence, RI - Providence Performing Arts Center
  • May 9, 2016 - Red Bank, NJ - Count Basie Theatre

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.