SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
TO JOIN AEROSMITH FOR
“LET ROCK RULE”
NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR
LAUNCHES JULY 10 IN NEW YORK
SLASH ANNOUNCES THIRD SOLO STUDIO ALBUM OUT THIS
SLASH joined Aerosmith for a roof-raising set in front of a packed crowd at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in celebration of their forthcoming headlining North American tour this summer. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the LET ROCK RULE tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see full itinerary below). SLASH and Aerosmith–longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years–will also take over Los Angeles, Cali. (The Forum), San Francisco, Cali. (Sleep Train Pavilion) and Boston, Mass. (Xfinity Center), among other cities, before wrapping Tuesday, September 9 in Clarkston, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre). Expect SLASH and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators to announce additional solo dates in between the arena shows.
“Aerosmith is one of my all time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock & roll bands of all time,” says SLASH. “It’s an honor for me to go out & tour with them and keep the rock & roll banner flying high.”
The SLASH pre-sale begins on Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 AM local time on: http://slashonline.com/tour. The ticket package includes: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the NEW SLASH album (due in Sept 2014) and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.
American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. Citi® cardmembers will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. This summer’s hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Monday, April 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com. The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (guitar)–will return this September with their third studio album, title TBA and second album with this line-up. The group is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which is being helmed by producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus).The group is recording a total of 17 songs–including one instrumental. “It’s very rock. It’s more up-tempo than the last record was,” states vocalist KENNEDY. “Slash has got some really great riffs on this record. Killer stuff…” “The material on this album is more serious and more fun at the same time, which is a tough balance,” adds bassist TODD KERNS. “The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous. We’re all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can.”
SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others. SLASH explains, “We’ve worked really well together from the start. I never thought about how it’s progressed. It’s real natural and like any sort of close relationship, we established it early on and now we’re just sort of doing our thing, it’s just a really cool kind of synergy that we’ve got.” Apocalyptic Love earned SLASH two first-ever No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The album’s third single, “Anastasia,” cracked the Top 10 at Modern and Active Rock and Top Five at Mainstream Rock.
Watch SLASH’s “Real To Reel” webisodes happening now in the studio at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series is documenting the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last, the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record the new album from start to finish.
Following the summer run with Aerosmith, the group will return to the U.K. and Europe. Expect more shows to be announced shortly.
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:
7/10/14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
7/13/14 Kitchener, ON, Canada McLennan Park
7/16/14 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
7/19/14 Cadott, WI Rock Fest
7/22/14 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
7/25/14 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/30/14 Inglewood, CA The Forum
8/2/14 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
8/8/14 Stateline, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s
8/13/14 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
8/16/14 George, WA The Gorge Amphitheatre
8/19/14 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
8/22/14 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
8/25/14 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/28/14 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
8/31/14 Atlantic City, NJ Boardwalk Hall
9/3/14 Newark, NJ Prudential Center
9/6/14 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
9/9/14 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses“Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed theBillboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.”SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band are currently in the studio at work on a new album set for release September 2014. www.slashonline.com.
AEROSMITH–Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (lead guitar), Brad Whitford (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Joey Kramer (drums)–are a living piece of American music history, having sold over 150 million albumsworldwide and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hallof Fame. They are the recipients of countless awards including four GRAMMYs, eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Awards and 12 MTV Video MusicAwards among many other honors. Their latest honors include the 2013 ASCAPFounders Award and induction into the Songwriter Hall of Fame at the 44thannual SHOF ceremony also in 2013. MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION! (Columbia), the band’s latest album, was released in late 2012. Proving that they can cross genre-boundaries with ease, these rock legends have even taken home a Soul Train Award for Best Rap Single for their remix of Run DMC’s “Walk This Way.” With scores of multi-platinum albums, AEROSMITH continues to inspire generations to get their wings, get a grip and just push play. It is no wonder why they are one of the most beloved bands of all time.