DT: APRIL 2, 2012
FR: LIBBY COFFEY/MITCH SCHNEIDER–MSO
‘APOCALYPTIC LOVE’ ALBUM RELEASE SHOW
CONFIRMED FOR TUESDAY, MAY 22 AT IRVING PLAZA IN NEW YORK CITY
PRE-SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 (10:00 AM)
SET TO PERFORM ALBUM’S FIRST SINGLE “YOU’RE A LIE” TUESDAY, APRIL 10
ON ABC TV’S “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!”
As SLASH gears up for the release of his second solo album APOCALYPTIC LOVE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI), he’s announced a special release show set for Tuesday, May 22–the day the album streets–in New York City at Irving Plaza. A fan pre-sale will begin this Wednesday, April 4 at 10:00 AM, with the regular on-sale starting Friday April 6 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at: www.slashonline.com.
On tap for this month, SLASH and his bandmates–Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)–will perform Tuesday, April 10 on ABC TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! On the show’s massive outdoor stage, they’ll play the album’s first single “You’re A Lie”—#1 most-added at Active Rock Radio for 3 straight weeks in a row and already #16 at Active Rock radio–for the first time on American television. Fans in attendance at the taping will also be treated to a mini-concert.
The next night, on Wednesday, April 11, the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter will perform at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards presented by Epiphone® that will be broadcast live around the globe on XboxLIVE.com from Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. SLASH’s headlining U.S. tour launches May 3 in Baltimore and encompasses three festival appearances: Saturday, May 5 at Carolina Rebellion, Saturday, May 19 at Rock On The Range and Friday, May 25 at Rocklahoma. Tickets are available now on www.slashonline.com. See the full itinerary below, with more dates to be added.
Following is the current tour itinerary for SLASH. More dates to be announced soon.
DATE CITY VENUE
Tue 4/10 Los Angeles, CA Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Revolver Golden Gods Awards:
Wed 4/11 Los Angeles, CA Club Nokia
Thu 5/3 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Fri 5/4 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live
Sat 5/5 Charlotte, NC Rockingham Speedway
Mon 5/7 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live
Wed 5/9 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Thu 5/10 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live
Sat 5/12 Kansas City, MO Liberty Memorial Park
Sun 5/13 Boone, IA 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
Rock on the Range:
Sat 5/19 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium
93.3 WMMR’s MMR*B*Q* 2012:
Sun 5/20 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
Album Release Show:
Tue 5/22 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Fri 5/25 Pryor, OK Fever Music Festival Grounds
Sat 5/26 Albuquerque, NM Route 66 Casino
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.
For SLASH publicity, contact MSO:
Libby Coffey/818-380-0400 x224, LCoffey@msopr.com
Mitch Schneider/818-380-0400 x235, MSchneider@msopr.com