Forgive us for being excited about the Generation Axe tour.
After all, the tour, which kicked off last night (April 5) in Seattle, places five former and/or current Guitar World cover stars—Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi—at the same venue at the same time. It just doesn't happen very often.
Below, you can check out several highlights from the inaugural Generation Axe show at Seattle's Paramount Theatre.
All five guitarists are spotlighted below, starting with Malmsteen and Vai, followed by Bettencourt and Abasi, Wylde and Bettencourt, Abasi (solo) and Malmsteen (solo).
We'll be adding more clips as they become available.
For more information about the tour, which heads to Vancouver, BC, tonight, visit generationaxe.com.
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai:
Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi:
Zakk Wylde and Nuno Bettencourt:
GENERATION AXE TOUR DATES
April 6, 2016 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
April 8, 2016 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
April 9, 2016 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
April 10, 2016 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey's
April 11, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
April 13, 2016 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
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