Slash Reveals Tour Dates, New Album Coming In May
February 12, 2012
Slash will have some new music to play along with classics from his vast Guns N’Roses/Slash’s Snakepit/Velvet Revolver past. His new, still untitled solo album featuring Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) drops May 22nd on Slash’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI.
According to Pollstar.com Slash will join Stevie Wonder, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, Common, Snoop Dogg, Former President Bill Clinton and others to celebrate boxing great Mohammad Ali’s 70th birthday at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena February 18. Called the “Power Of Love Gala,” the event’s goal is to raise awareness for several diseases including Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Ali has been battling Parkinson’s since 1984.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. ABC will broadcast the show Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. EST.
The tour begins in Baltimore at Rams Head Live May 3 with stops in Biloxi, Miss., at the Hard Rock Live May 10; Minneapolis at The Brick May 14; Grand Rapids, Mich., at Orbit Room May 17 and Camden, N.J., at Susquehanna Bank Center May 20. Last stop on the routing is Albuquerque, N.M., at Route 66 Casino May 26.
Slash will also hit a few festivals along the way – Carolina Rebellion in Rockingham, N.C., at the Rockingham Speedway May 5; Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio, at Crew May 19 and Rocklahoma in Pryor, Okla., May 25.
Although Slash has played with some of rock’s biggest bands, in 2011 the guitarist told Pollstar about a time when he auditioned for a group.
“I auditioned for Poison way back in the day,” Slash said. “When Matt (Smith) left the band, he suggested I audition. I was fooling around then, trying to figure out what I would do next. Poison was never my cup of tea, but at the same time, being sort of an opportunist, I thought maybe I should check it out. Another step on the rung, you know?
“Anyway, I went down there and it was an interesting kind of affair. I played the shit out of the stuff, but I wouldn’t conform to the fashion standards. And C.C. [DeVille] came in when I was walking out one day, and I said, “That’s the guy for that band.”
A fan presale begins Feb. 15 and general onsales launch Feb. 17. Visit SlashOnLine.com for more information.
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