SLASH confirms Festival Dates and Headline Tour

SLASH confirms Festival Dates and Headline Tour

Slash-menuSLASH has announced  a UK headline And festival dates with the latest single to be taken from the critically acclaimed ‘Slash’ album, ’Starlight’ – to be released on the 25th July 2011.

slash-2011-brasilMay 2010 saw rock icon Slash release his debut solo album, on which, he handled the majority of arranging and songwriting duties and hand-picked each guest artist.  The album was released to widespread critical acclaim and has already sold over 100,000 copies in the UK of “Slash” on Roadrunner Records. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother. Slash, enlisted the services of producing partner Eric Valentine (Queens of Stone Age, The All-American Rejects) and compiled a rhythm section of bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails).  
 
Roadrunner are set to release “Starlight” as a single on the 25th July 2011. The single features a stunning vocal performance from Myles Kennedy (who also performs vocal duties in Slash’s touring band). Early 2011 also saw Roadrunner release a deluxe edition of the Slash album in a 1 cd/1 dvd format. The CD will feature the full album plus exclusive acoustic versions of “Back To Cali” (Slash), “Fall To Pieces” (original by Velvet Revolver) and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (originally GnR) all featuring Myles Kennedy on vocals. The DVD features a “Making Of The Album” documentary, track by track with Slash, in addition to a selection of live and promo videos.
 
Slash is a consummate live performer and his touring band have already planted their credentials in the UK with Slash headlining a sold out UK tour as well as show stealing performances at Download, Glastonbury and Wireless festivals in the UK in 2010. 2011 sees Slash return to the UK & Eire with the following dates confirmed…
 
7th-10th July (Day tba)          Oxegen festival, Ireland www.oxegen.ie (Day splits tba)
8th-10th July (Day tba)          T In The Park festival, Scotland www.tinthepark.com (Day splits tba)
Wed 20th July 2011            O2 Academy Birmingham UK headline
Thu 21st                                 O2 Apollo Manchester UK headline
Sat 23rd                                  High Voltage festival London UK www.highvoltagefestival.com  
Sun 24th                                 Victoria Hall Stoke UK headline
Mon 25th                                O2 Academy Leeds UK headline
 
For headline shows tickets go onsale at 9am on Friday 6th May priced at £28.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
 
SLASH BACKGROUND
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time.  He has received countless accolades and awards including a 2007 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi 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.”  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 the band’s break-up, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with 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 is one of the marquee playable characters in Guitar Hero III, has two signature Gibson guitars in his name, and authored his own top-selling biography Slash in 2007.
 
The album “Slash” is out now. www.slashonline.com

The first single to be taken from the ‘Slash’ album
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