Zakk Wylde’s Touring ‘Shadow’

July will see the launch of Zakk Wylde’s first North American headlining tour since last year’s “Unblackened” outing. Stops include Dallas, Orlando, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.

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"Experience Hendrix," Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.

Wylde hasn’t exactly been sitting on his fretboard this year.  The guitar maestro appeared on Februrary–March along with master guitar slingers such as Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Wylde’s new tour announcement comes after he completed an April-May run with “Generation Axe” – the supergroup that includes Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Albasi.

Wylde’s 40+ headlining tour is in support of his Book Of Shadows II album.  Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols provide support.  Here’s the routing:

July 8 – Dallas, Texas, Gas Monkey Live!
July 9 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Diamond Ballroom
July 10 – Austin, Texas, Emo’s
July 12 – Houston, Texas, House Of Blues
July 13 – New Orleans, La., House Of Blues
July 15 – Orlando, Fla., Plaza Live Orlando
July 16 – Atlanta, Ga., The Masquerade
July 18 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
July 19 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
July 20 – Norfolk, Va., The NorVa
July 22 – Charlotte, N.C., Amos’ SouthEnd
July 23 – Louisville, Ky., Mercury Ballroom
July 24 – Chicago, Ill., Concord Music Hall
July 26 – Minneapolis, Minn., Skyway Theatre
July 28 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre
July 29 – Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre
July 30 – Philadelphia, Pa., Theatre Of Living Arts
July 31 – Boston, Mass., Royale Nightclub Boston
Aug. 2 – Baltimore, Md., Rams Head Live!
Aug. 4 – Uncasville, Conn., Wolf Den
Aug. 7 – Montreal, Quebec, Parc Jean Drapeau (Heavy Montreal)
Aug. 8 – Toronto, Ontario, The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Aug. 10 – Milwaukee, Wis., The Rave Eagles Club
Aug. 11 – Lincoln, Neb., Bourbon Theatre
Aug. 13 – Vale, S.D., Full Throttle Saloon (Sturgis Rally)
Aug. 15 – Denver, Colo., Summit Music Hall
Aug. 16 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot
Aug. 18 – Missoula, Mont., The Wilma
Aug. 19 – Calgary, Alberta, Flames Central
Aug. 20 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, O’Brians Event Centre
Aug. 21 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Garrick Centre
Aug. 23 – Edmonton, Alberta, The Ranch Roadhouse
Aug. 25 – Vancouver, British Columbia, Commodore Ballroom
Aug. 26 – Seattle, Wash., Showbox SoDo
Aug. 27 – Spokane, Wash., Knitting Factory Concert House
Aug. 28 – Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater
Aug. 30 – San Francisco, Calif., The Regency Ballroom
Sept. 1 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues
Sept. 2 – Tempe, Ariz., The Marquee
Sept. 3 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda 

Presales begin this week.  General onsales for select dates launch May 12. Go to for more details.