Generation Axe

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Generation Axe are an American rock/heavy metal supergroup formed by Steve Vai in 2016. They toured North America in April and May 2016, and Asia in April 2017. In July 2018 they announced an additional North American tour to take place in November and December 2018.[1]


Tour dates[edit]

North America (2016)[edit]

Date City Venue
04/05/16 Seattle, WA Paramount Theater
04/06/16 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04/08/16 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
04/09/16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
04/10/16 San Diego, CA Humphrey's Concerts By The Bay
04/11/16 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
04/13/16 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
04/15/16 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
04/16/16 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theater
04/17/16 Dallas, TX Bomb Factory
04/18/16 Houston, TX Revention Music Center[note 1]
04/20/16 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theater
04/21/16 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
04/23/16 Wilmington, NC Cape Fear Community College
04/24/16 Washington, DC Warner Theater
04/25/16 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theater
04/26/16 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theater @ Old National Center
04/27/16 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
04/29/16 Chicago, IL Copernicus Center
05/01/16 Madison, WI Orpheum Theater
05/02/16 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theater
05/04/16 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
05/05/16 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theater
05/06/16 Westbury, NY Theater at Westbury
05/07/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
05/08/16 Providence, RI Providence PAC
05/09/16 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theater
  1. ^ Cancelled due to risk of flooding.

Asia (2017)[edit]

Date City Venue
04/03/17 Nagoya, Japan Zepp Nagoya
04/04/17 Osaka, Japan ZEPP Namba
04/06/17 Tokyo, Japan ZEPP Tokyo
04/07/17 Tokyo, Japan ZEPP Tokyo
04/09/17 Seoul, South Korea Blue Square Samsung Card Hall
04/12/17 Hong Kong Star Hall
04/14/17 Taipei City, Taiwan National Taiwan University Sports Center
04/18/17 Beijing, China Le Sports Center
04/21/17 Jakarta, Indonesia Eco Park Ancol
04/23/17 Bangkok, Thailand Moonstar Studio 8
04/25/17 Singapore Hard Rock Hotel Singapore

North America (2018)[edit]

Date City Venue
11/07/18 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
11/08/18 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim
11/09/18 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
11/10/18 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/11/18 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
11/13/18 Denver, CO Paramount Theater
11/15/18 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
11/16/18 Salina, KS Stiefel Theatre
11/17/18 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater
11/18/18 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Theatre
11/19/18 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
11/20/18 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
11/21/18 Detroit, MI The Filmore
11/23/18 Medford, MA Chevalier Theatre
11/24/18 Niagara Falls, NY The Rapids Theatre
11/25/18 Kitchener, ON Centre in the Square
11/27/18 Bethlehem, PA Sands Event Center
11/28/18 Port Chester, NY Capitol Theatre
11/29/18 Albany, NY The Palace Theatre
11/30/18 Atlantic City, NJ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/01/18 Rochester, NY Kodak Center for the Arts
12/03/18 Greensburg, PA The Palace Theatre
12/04/18 Westbury, NY NYCB Theatre at Westbury
12/05/18 Richmond, VA The National
12/08/18 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
12/09/18 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
12/10/18 Hollywood, FL Hard Rock Event Center
12/11/18 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/13/18 Austin, TX ACL Live at the Moody Theater
12/14/18 Dallas, TX The Bomb Factory
12/16/18 Salt Lake City, UT Rockwell @ The Complex
12/18/18 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern


North America (2016)[edit]

Performer(s) Song
Abasi, Bettencourt, Malmsteen, Vai, Wylde Foreplay (Boston)[2]
Abasi Tempting Time
Air Chrysalis
The Woven Web
Abasi, Bettencourt Physical Education
Bettencourt Get the Funk Out
Midnight Express
A Side of Mash Extreme solos medley[note 1]
Bettencourt, Wylde Sideways (Citizen Cope)
Wylde N.I.B. (Black Sabbath)
Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band)
Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix)
Malmsteen Spellbound
Into Valhalla
Far Beyond the Sun
Echo Etude
Malmsteen, Vai Black Star
Vai Now We Run
Tender Surrender
Gravity Storm
Building the Church
Vai, Abasi, Bettencourt, Wylde Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
Abasi, Bettencourt, Malmsteen, Vai, Wylde Highway Star (Deep Purple)
  1. ^ At the April 21 show in Orlando, Bettencourt also included a performance of Purple Rain in tribute to Prince, who died earlier that day.


  1. ^ Jackson Maxwell (July 10, 2018). "Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt, Tosin Abasi Announce 'Generation Axe' Tour". Guitar World.
  2. ^ Renee Silverman (April 13, 2016). "Generation Axe guitar legends shred for one night in Los Angeles". AXS.

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