|“A rock-solid powerhouse and a curated 21-song salute to some of their own best material… As long as Slash is standing, rock music will always be alive and well.” – Chicago Sun Times
SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will be heading to Australia in February 2024 as part of The River Is Rising-Rest of the World Tour ’24 with special guests THE STRUTS and ROSE TATTOO.
A decade and four albums into their career, the universally acclaimed album 4 -which charted at #2 on the ARIA album chart also debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album–is SMKC like you’ve never heard them before. A vibrant rock album fuelled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs, 4 hits on a wide range of sounds, styles, and moods in 10 songs, and does it all with laser-sharp musical focus and a lightning-in-a-bottle sense of immediacy.
The fourth studio album from SMKC and SLASH’s fifth solo album overall, SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals), partnered with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), on 4 resulting in the band’s strongest album to date. Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live in the studio–including guitar solos and vocals–revealing a stunning, vital sound and style all captured live.
The album kicks off with opening track The River is Rising is one of the band’s toughest and most dynamic compositions to date, unravelling via a menacing, tightly-coiled riff and deep-in-the-pocket groove. April Fool followed the successful first single The River Is Rising. SMKC performed The River Is Rising which Rolling Stone hailed as “raucous” and Billboard acclaimed as “euphoric” with “a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus, and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
4 is a standout album that grabs hold, and never lets go, from the deliberate stomp rock of Whatever Gets You By, the bright-toned, heart-on-sleeve pop-rocker Fill My World, to the talk box-drenched guitar hooks of C’est La Vie, exotica-tinged psychedelic fever dream of Spirit Love, the anthemic swell of The Path Less Followed, to the cowbell-inflected boogie-shake of Actions Speak Louder Than Words, the grimy Aerosmith-esque funk of April Fool, to the rampaging attack of Call Off the Dogs, and climaxing with the epic, six minute album closer Fall Back to Earth.
4 has generated some of the most positive critical accolades in the group’s history including:
“musically stinging crunch-rock… beautifully melodic.”- USA Today “On 4, the fourth record by Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, he [Slash] captured the mojo he was after by recording most of the album live in a mere 10 days at Nashville’s RCA Studio A… For Slash, recording off the cuff was as liberating as he had hoped it would be, and not second-guessing himself contributed to the album’s eclecticism. There’s the heart-aching power ballad ‘Fall Back to Earth’ the glam-banging ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’ and the euphoric first single, ‘The River Is Rising,’ which features a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl.” – Billboard “From the insistent churn of the opening track and first single ‘The River Is Rising,’ to the slippery funk rhythms of ‘April Fool,’ the dinosaur-sized stomp of ‘Whatever Gets You By’ to the off-to-the-races sprint of ‘Call Of The Dogs,’ 4 hits with the immediacy of a great live show. …Slash & Co color outside the lines on tracks like the slinky, Eastern-tinged ‘Spirit Love’ and the uncharacteristically major-key pop-rock workout ‘Fill My World,’ as well as the widescreen epic ballad ‘Fall Back to Earth’ which closes the record in dramatic fashion. Overall, it’s a leaner, harder and more expansive take on the SMKC sound.” – Guitar World “The whole album is a masterpiece. If you want to know what real rock-and-roll sounds like, crack it up nice and loud.” – Metal Insider “The ‘River Is Rising’ marks the first new music in three years from Slash and his band, and it doesn’t disappoint. There’s a metallic stomp to the track, which opens with a tremolo riff that would be at home in a black metal song. From there, quintet lock into a four-on-the-floor groove as Kennedy alternates between epic singing and cleaner melodies during the chorus. Overall, there’s plenty to satiate both hard rock and metal fans”. – Consequence Of Sound
Special guests are British rockers, THE STRUTS. They have been a live sensation since they first erupted onto the scene with their certified Platinum anthem, Could’ve Been Me, introducing the world to their triumphant, timeless rock sound. Following the release of their critically-acclaimed debut, 2016’s Everybody Wants, they set out on the road, bringing their energetic tracks alive on stage with larger-than-life performances and cementing their reputation as a must-see live act.
They’ve opened for the likes of The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, and Guns N’ Roses, while selling out shows across the globe and leaving a trail of unbridled rock collections. Their on-stage prowess and perpetual musicality have allowed them to reach the No. 1 Spot on Spotify’s Viral Top 50, more than 850M on-demand streams, and put them in the studio collaborating with Kesha, Tom Morello, Robbie Williams, Def Leppard and more.
ROSE TATTOO is one of Australia’s most revered rock bands fronted by Angry Anderson. Hailing from the late ‘70s and eight studio albums under their belts, their first four albums yielded the hits Bad Boy For Love, Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw, Nice Boys and Scarred for Life and have persisted with many changes over the decades. They were inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in 2006 and in 1993 re-formed to open for Guns N Roses on their Australian tour.
Grab your ticket and catch SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, THE STRUTS andROSE TATTOO live in action when they bring their powerful, explosive, and high energy at a show near you.
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SLASH FEAT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS:
THE RIVER IS RISING – REST OF THE WORLD TOUR ‘24
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE STRUTS & ROSE TATTOO
TOUR DATES:THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2024 – ADELAIDE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, ADELAIDE
SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY 2024 – HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2024 – RIVERSTAGE, BRISBANE
TUESDAY 27 FEBRUARY – JOHN CAIN ARENA, MELBOURNE
General tickets on sale: Friday 3rd November @ 12pm local time
Tickets from destroyalllines.comAbout SLASH:
Slash–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. Slash is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognisable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time Magazine placed Slash at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, ‘The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.’ Slash created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child o’ Mine and Welcome To The Jungle. After leaving the band, Slash went on to critical acclaim with Slash’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC) released their debut album, the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debutingat #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1 Top Rock album, and spawned Slash and the band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits You’re A Lie and Standing In The Sun. The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, World On Fire ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and Slash joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine now ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ most recent release is their critically–acclaimed third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chartplacements across the globe and fueled by the Top 5 song Driving Rain, and the single Mind Your Manners was hailed by critics as the best songs of the band’s career. By the end of SMKC’s worldwide tour in 2019, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators had achievedseven, consecutive, Top 10 Hit singles at radio.
The group’s first new music in four years, SMKC released their vibrant new album 4 via Gibson Records in partnership with Sony Music Australia – charted at #2 on the Australian ARIA album chart and debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album in February, 2022 and has earned the group the best critical acclaim of their career. The band’s strongest collective statement to date, 4, was co-produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Rival Sons), and recorded at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville, revealing a stunning, vital, sound and style, all captured live. The first single off 4 The River Is Rising marked SMKC’s 8th, consecutive Top 10 hit single at radio. Rolling Stone hailed the song as “raucous,” and Billboard called it “euphoric” with “a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus, and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl.” Watch and share the official video for The River Is Rising and view SMKC perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. 4 is SLASH’s fifth solo album overall, and his fourth with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos, interviews, and making of the album clips HERE and listen to 4, HERE. For more information, visit: www.slashonline.com.