Zakk Wylde Showcases New Axes

Zakk Wylde is touring Guitar Centers around the U.S. for a meet & greet tour which will give fans the chance to try out his new Wylde Audio guitars.

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"Generation Axe," Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.

The run of appearances starts in Phoenix Sept. 8 and runs six dates total, ending Sept. 18 in San Francisco. The appearances are free to the general public, but if you have been to a Guitar Center before, you will know that there is limited space in the stores.

During the appearances Wylde will be inviting fans to try out the three new models from his guitar line, which are named Odin, Viking and Warhammer. He will also be meeting fans for personal meet & greets although the press release does not guarantee any performance.

Zakk Wylde is touring for the rest of this week, ending a headline run with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown and Jared James Nichols in Los Angeles Sept. 3.

October is going to be a busy month for Wylde, as he will be touring with Zakk Sabbath to support Clutch’s headline tour. Zakk Sabbath consists of Wylde, Rob “Blasko” Nicholson, who has also played with Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie, and drummer Joey Castillo of Danzig and Queens of the Stone Age. That run technically kicks off Sept. 28 and includes appearances at  and .

Here is the schedule for the Guitar Center appearances:

Sept. 8 – Phoenix, Ariz., Guitar Center Phoenix
Sept. 10 – Arlington, Texas, Guitar Center Arlington        
Sept. 12 – Nashville, Tenn., Guitar Center Nashville
Sept. 14 – Rockville, Md., Guitar Center Rockville
Sept. 16 – New York, N.Y., Guitar Center Union Square
Sept. 18 – San Francisco, Calif., Guitar Center San Francisco

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