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s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE has stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut this week. The disc is also #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music Albums Chart. In addition, APOCALYPTIC LOVE is exploding internationally as the album is also Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S.: Canada (#2), Australia (#2), New Zealand (#1), Germany (#5), France (#7), Japan (#2), Sweden (#4) and Switzerland (#3).

The news comes as and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) also have the #4 spot at Active Rock with their single “You’re A Lie.” and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolver magazine  noting: “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012); heavy exposure for the new single and striking video for “You’re A Lie” (MTV, Fuse, MTV2 VH1); and rave reviews for their sold-out shows across the country and rock festival appearances this month. While in New York the band performed an epic version of “You’re A Lie” on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (May 21). Watch the performance below.

Last night (May 29), SLASH joined Ozzy Osbourne onstage for his Ozzy & Friends tour in Bergen, Norway, for the first of 10 dates before joining his band, SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators for sold-out shows across Europe. The group will return to North America for a headlining run set to kick off in Portland, OR on July 12. Stay tuned for more SLASH touring news.

All songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI) were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy.

The in-progress tour dates are as follows and check out: www.slashonline.com.

 

DATE                          CITY                                        VENUE
European Tour Dates: June 6-June 25
Headlining Tour w/ Monster Truck supporting

Thu      7/12                 Portland, OR                           Roseland Theater
Fri        7/13                 Seattle, WA                             Paramount Theatre
Sat       7/14                 Vancouver, BC                       Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mon     7/16                 Edmonton, AB                         Northern Alberta Jubilee
Tue      7/17                 Calgary, AB                            Southern Alberta Jubilee
Thu      7/19                 Medicine Hat, AB                    Esplanade Arts & Heritage Center
Fri        7/20                 Saskatoon, SK                        TCU Place
Sat       7/21                 Winnipeg, MB                         Burton Cummings Theatre Perf Arts
Mon     7/23                 Thunder Bay, ON                   Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Wed     7/25                 Belleville, ON                          Empire Square Live
Thu      7/26                 London, ON                            Harris Park – Rock the Park
Fri        7/27                 Montreal, QC                          Olympia Theater
Sun      7/29                 Quebec City, QC                    Agora de Quebec
Mon     7/30                 Moncton, NB                           Centre – Casino Moncton
Tue      7/31                 Halifax, NS                             Cunard Events Centre
Thu      8/2                   Boston, MA                             House of Blues
Fri        8/3                   Montclair, NJ                          Wellmont Theatre
Sat       8/4                   Huntington, NY                       The Paramount

 

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