Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)--have announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles. The exclusive presale for Citi card members starts Tuesday, July 3. Citi card members will also have special access to tickets as well as VIP experiences at www.citiprivatepass.com. A limited amount of VIP packages--including a chance to meet Slash and get an autographed guitar--will also be available for fans during the presale which begins Tuesday, July 10th. General public on sales will begin Friday, July 13th. Ticket info will be available at slashonline.com/tour. See the tour dates below.
This news comes as the band, coming off a successful European trek, gets ready to launch a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada July 12 in Portland, OR, right after the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame on July 10.
The tour is in connection with the success of Slash’s second solo studio album Apocalyptic Love which stormed onto the BillboardTop 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut that week. Slash has achieved his first-ever #1 hit at rock radio as the explosive first single “You’re A Lie” vaults to the #1 spot this week at Active Rock. Watch the video for “You’re A Lie” here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SZrJLMTO-8. The album also entered the Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S.: Canada (#2), Australia (#2), New Zealand (#1), Germany (#5), France (#7), Japan (#2), Sweden (#4) and Switzerland (#3). All the songs on Apocalyptic Love (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI Label Services) were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy.
For the tour, Slash teamed with Guitar Center–the world’s largest music retailer-–to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to twenty unsigned American bands. Twenty bands will be hand-selected to be Slash’s opening acts and will perform on the fall touring the cities closest to their hometown. At the end of the fall run, one of the opening bands will be named by Slash as the grand prize winner of Guitar Center On-Stage. Not only will the bands be opening for one of the world’s greatest guitarists, but they will also receive a tour support prize pack that includes gear from Ernie Ball, Zoom, Dunlop, Monster Cable, Pro-Mark, and Converse. The top performing band on the tour, as selected by Slash, will be named the grand prize winner and take home $10,000 in guitars from Gibson and Epiphone, plus a $5,000 shopping spree at Guitar Center and more. The twenty bands will be announced in August.
“I’m a strong believer that the best way to get your music heard is to get out there and play shows,” said Slash. “There are tons of talented bands that simply don’t have the resources to go on tour, so I’m glad to be able to host them on my tour and at the same time introduce my fans to great, undiscovered artists."
Slash and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolver magazine noting: “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012). Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times said: “Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album's 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of ‘You're a Lie’ and the heavy metal grind of ‘Halo’ to the extended instrumental passages on ‘Anastasia’” (May 24, 2012).
Slash: featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates:
DATE CITY VENUE w/ Monster Truck supporting:
Thu 7/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Fri 7/13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
Sat 7/14 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mon 7/16 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee
Tue 7/17 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Thu 7/19 Medicine Hat, AB Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centr
Fri 7/20 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
Sat 7/21 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre
Mon 7/23 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Wed 7/25 Belleville, ON Empire Square Live
Thu 7/26 London, ON Harris Park
Fri 7/27 Montreal, QC Olympia Theater
Sun 7/29 Quebec City, QC Agora de Quebec
Mon 7/30 Moncton, New Brunswick Centre-Casino Moncton
Tue 7/31 Halifax, NS Cunard Events Centre
Thu 8/2 Boston, MA House of Blues
Fri 8/3 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
Sat 8/4 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Tue 8/7 Dubuque, IA Diamond Jo Casino-Mississippi Moon Bar
Wed 8/8 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Fri 8/10 Sturgis, SD Buffalo Chip Campground
Fall Headline Tour with Foxy Shazam:
Tue 9/4 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Wed 9/5 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Fri 9/7 Austin, TX Stubbs
Sat 9/8 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Sun 9/9 Houston, TX House of Blues
Tue 9/11 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Wed 9/12 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle
*Sun 9/16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Tue 9/18 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Wed 9/19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Fri 9/21 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
Sat 9/22 Detroit, MI Fillmore
*Sun 9/23 Toronto, ON Sound Academy
Tue 9/25 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
Fri 9/28 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater
Sat 9/29 Springfield, MO O’Reilly Family Events Center
Tue 10/2 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Wed 10/3 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern