NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM
FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
DUE OUT MAY 22
U.S. HEADLINING TOUR LAUNCHES MAY 3
SLASH has released “You’re A Lie” to radio today worldwide. The hard-charging song marks the first single off the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter’s forthcoming second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Listen to a 30 second preview of the song here: www.slashonline.com. “You’re A Lie” is the second song I brought to the band in 2011 during the last tour,” explains SLASH. “We worked on it at soundcheck somewhere, I can’t remember where. It’s gone through some minor changes along the way, mainly the chorus. But for the most part, it’s remained true to its original arrangement. I can’t wait to play this live.”
APOCALYPTIC LOVE features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and will be released May 22 on SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International that’s distributed through EMI. The group will launch a headlining U.S. tour May 3 in Baltimore, tickets for which are available now at www.slashonline.com. See the full itinerary below, with more dates to be added.
On APOCALYPTIC LOVE, SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) have teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash disc. All the songs were written together by SLASH and Kennedy and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the new album. Check out all four exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes airing weekly at:
Episode 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYbyb8xXTQ
Episode 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiCJ4cAZPxo&feature=relmfu
Episode 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lX2C4ZZtI&feature=relmfu%20
Episode 4: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntisV8dT7AQ&feature=player_embedded
APOCALYPTIC LOVE will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November 2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made In Stoke 24/7/11. Notably, the Slash album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #3 (#1 on the Rock chart, #1 on the Independent chart, and #1 on the Hard Music chart). Digitally, it also became the #1 overall digital album and hit #1 on iTunes in 13 countries. Internationally, the disc achieved Top 5 chart positions in over a dozen major territories, hitting #1 in both Japan and New Zealand.
SLASH’s 2012 headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows below. *Indicates a festival appearance.
|Thu||5/3||Baltimore MD||Rams Head Live|
|*Sat||5/5||Rockingham NC||Carolina Rebellion, Rockingham Speedway|
|Mon||5/7||Orlando FL||Hard Rock Live|
|Thu||5/10||Biloxi MS||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live|
|*Sun||5/13||Boone, IA||Lazerfest, Central Iowa Expo|
|Mon||5/14||Minneapolis MN||The Brick|
|Wed||5/16||Madison WI||Orpheum Theater|
|Thu||5/17||Grand Rapids MI||Orbit Room|
|*Sat||5/19||Columbus OH||Rock On The Range, Columbus Crew Stadium|
|Sun||5/20||Camden NJ||MMRBQ, Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat||5/26||Albuquerque NM||Route 66 Casino-on sale 2/27|
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He has received countless accolades and awards including his forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for April 2012. In 2007, Slash was inducted into Hollywood’s RockWalk (located in front of Guitar Center in Hollywood) alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, the Grammy-winning Slash helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” The band dominated the 1980’s and 90’s music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushered in a decade of hard-charging rock music. After leaving the band, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. He has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles. Slash recently landed on the top of the charts with his first true solo album, Slash. In addition, Slash was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who named him as an official selection for 2011 to receive a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame. 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.). In November 2011, Slash released his first ever live solo album, Made In Stoke 24/7/11, a double-disc CD, with a special-edition 2CD+DVD package (featuring five bonus tracks and an exclusive interview with Slash). Slash is currently in the studio with his band putting the finishing touches on his second solo album Apocalyptic Love which is due for release on May 22 of 2012.