Zakk Wylde Books In-Store Guitar Center Meet-and-Greet Appearances
Guitar players around the U.S. have walked into a Guitar Center, plucked that familiar Zakk Wylde signature vertigo bullseye axe off the wall, plugged in and pretended to be the legendary Black Label Society frontman. Well now you'll be able to walk into select Guitar Center stores and find the legend doing the same thing himself this September!
The former Ozzy Osbourne six-stringer will be making appearances at select Guitar Center locations around the U.S. in support of the launch of his own company, Wylde Audio. Featuring three signature guitar models — Odin, Warhammer and Viking — fans will be able to test out the new gear during Wylde's visit. An itinerary for the meet-and-greets can be seen below and each model will also be available for purchase through the music retailer in addition to the Wylde Audio website.
Earlier in the year, Wylde inked a distribution deal with Schecter, commenting, “I’m very excited for the launch of Wylde Audio in 2016,” Wylde added. “For me, it’s the next logical step. You start as a player, manager, VP of Team Operations, then Team Owner. I’ve surrounded myself with super talented people to make this vision become a reality and having Schecter on board as our distributor is going to allow me to bring Wylde Audio’s boutique quality of craftsmanship to the next level.”
Ambitions for Wylde Audio extend beyond signature guitars as Zakk told Billboard it will eventually include “everything down to studio plug-ins with ProTools. Headphones. Anything you can think of audio: cable, strings; we’ll be involved in that.”
Catch Zakk on tour with his solo outfit promoting Book of Shadows II through Sept. 3. From there, the rocker will switch gears to his Black Sabbath tribute band, Zakk Sabbath, supporting Clutch from Sept. 28 through Oct. 30. All dates can be found at our 2016 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours.
Zakk Wylde Guitar Center Meet and Greets
9/08 — 6PM @ Guitar Center Phoenix
Metro Square, 2750 W Peoria Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. 85029
9/10 — 2PM @ Guitar Center Arlington
721 Ryan Plaza Dr., Arlington, Texas 76011
9/12 — 6PM @ Guitar Center Nashville
One Hundred Oaks Mall, 721 Thompson Ln., Nashville, Tenn. 37204
9/14 — 6PM @ Guitar Center Rockville
12401 Twinbrook Pkwy., Rockville, Md. 20852
9/16 — 6PM @ Guitar Center Union Square
25 W 14th St., NYC, NY 10011
9/18 — 2PM @ Guitar Center San Francisco
1645 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94109
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