Guitar heroes Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Leslie West will combine forces in a tour titled, appropriately enough, 3 Guitar Heroes. All three guitarists will play sets, and the concerts will end with them jamming together.

“My manager Bob and I have been discussing a run like this for ages, and when the opportunity came up I hopped on board,” said Mountain mainman West. “These guys are monster players and this should be a lot of fun.”

Schenker, the legendary Scorpions/UFO/solo axemaster, added, “It is very exciting to be part of a tour that has very deeply rooted connections with two guitarists that have been at their best since the start of their careers… Leslie is the last guitarist I ever copied.”

West will, no doubt, win the tour’s iron man award; he’s hitting the road shortly after having a leg amputed. Roth, also formerly of the Scorpions, has appeared with Smashing Pumpkins and continued to push the envelope as a performer and designer.

3 Guitar Heroes Tour Dates:
10/06 -- Norfolk, Ct.
10/08 -- Ridgefield, Ct.
10/09 -- Plymouth, N.H.
10/12 -- Foxborough, Mass.
10/13 -- Asbury Park, N.J.
10/14 -- New York, N.Y.
10/15 -- Philadelphia, Pa.
10/16 -- Westbury, N.Y.
10/19 -- Baltimore, Md.
10/20 -- Cleveland, Ohio
10/21 -- Cincinnati, Ohio
10/22 -- Indianapolis, Ind.
10/26 -- Milwaukee, Wis.
10/27 -- Chicago, Ill.
11/04 -- Dallas, Texas
11/05 -- Houston, Texas
11/11 -- Las Vegas, Nev.