LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ MSO PR)
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are set to perform their new single "Standing In The Sun" Thursday, October 4 on "Conan,"airing at 11:00 PM/10:00 PM CT 11/10c on TBS. Cited by RollingStone.com (5/20/12) as "a standout track," the song is off their acclaimed studio albumAPOCALYPTIC LOVE, released May 22 on SLASH's own label Dik Hayd International and distributed through EMI.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators-Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and FrankSidoris (guitar)-are currently in the midst of their explosive fall headlining North American tour wrapping Wednesday, October 3 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The trek has earned critical accolades along the way:
"Slash took center stage for an extended riff-fest that was almost mesmerizing in its relentlessness. His arms slicked with sweat, Slash's nimble playing was spine-tingling and his musicality simply inspiring…. The slow-burning "Starlight
" and frantic musical exercise at the end of "Anastasia" bookended a Slash
master class in guitar soloing that also demonstrated why he always winds up on those "best of" lists. He is one of the best, no doubt." -Atlanta Journal Constitution (9/13/12)
"A capacity audience of almost 3,000 heard the guitarist offer a survey of his remarkably productive career Thursday
at the Midland
Theater. His riveting two-hour appearance included material from his stints in Guns N' Roses, supergroup Velvet Revolver
and his increasingly impressive solo career. His newApocalyptic Love is one of the strongest hard rock albums released since Guns 'N Roses' classic 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction. Working with capable vocalist Myles Kennedy and the three additional men who comprise the Conspirators, Slash
proved that his new material is no less bracing than his old favorites." -Bill Brownlee, Kansas City Star (9/28/12)
"Slash's new tunes-which accounted for a fourth of the 20-song set-sat nicely against the eclectic batch of songs from his eponymous debut solo album, which made up the largest portion of the set. It's a testament to Kennedy's prowess as a vocalist to be able to tackle songs originally sung by everyone from Scott Weiland and Axl Rose to Andrew Stockdale and Ian Astbury." - GuitarWorld.com (5/23/12)
Produced by Eric Valentine, who also did the same honors for his first disc, Slash, APOCALYPTIC LOVE stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and features the first single "You're A Lie," SLASH's first-ever #1 hit at rock radio. All the songs on the new album were written together bySlash and Myles Kennedy. 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 remaining tour dates are as follows:
Fall Headline Tour with Foxy Shazam:
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
As a musician, artist, philanthropist, and iconic rock figure, SLASH has amassed album sales nearing an astounding 100 million copies along with a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations, plus countless other accolades, accomplishments and acknowledgements, Time magazine named Slash
#2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its "The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee marked another career milestone this July when he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. SLASH's star is located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd.
In 2007, SLASH was inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk (in front of Guitar Center in Hollywood) alongside his idols Jimmy Page andJimi Hendrix. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N' Roses, SLASH helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome To The Jungle." After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash's Snakepit, andglobal success with the supergroup Velvet
Revolver. He has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone fromMichael Jackson to Stevie Wonder
to Ray Charles.
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. Guitar Hero used SLASH's image and music, producing an installment that shattered previous gaming records while opening the floodgates to a whole new generation of fans. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first true solo album, Slash
In February 2011, he performed at the Super Bowl XLV half time show, seen by more than 106 million people, becoming the most-watched program in U.S. television history (Nielsen Co.) for that year. SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators-Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz(drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)-recently released their new album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (May 22, 2012).
APOCALYPTIC LOVE stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut for that week.
The disc also hit #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music
"You're A Lie
" the hard-driving first single off the new album reached #1 Active Rock, marking SLASH's first ever solo #1 hit at radio.
All songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE-released on SLASH's own Dik Hayd International, and distributed through EMI Label Services-were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy.
SLASH and his band, including touring guitarist Frank Sidoris, will tour throughout 2012 and beyond.
The group launched a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada in July. They'll follow that up with another U.S. headlining tour starting September
4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA.
Ticket info is available at http://slashonline.com/tour/ and www.slashonline.com.