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Slash 2015 and his band Featuring will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. The month-long U.S. trek  encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances is the first solo tour supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is ’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (touring guitarist). In addition to festival appearances at WJRR Earthday Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range, the global rock heavyweights will headline New York City (Terminal 5), Baltimore (Rams Head Live), and Chicago (Concord Music Hall), among other cities, before wrapping Saturday, May 23 in Houston (House of Blues). Tickets will go on sale starting today, (February 17) at www.slashonline.com (see itinerary below). Expect more dates to be announced next week.

“The World On Fire tour has been nothing short of awesome,” says , “so I can’t wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May. As well as mix in our headlining show for a bunch of dates along the way.”  

SLASH Featuring unleashed WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd, Sept. 2014) to worldwide praise, garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career (see a sampling below). The band and their new album continue to receive accolades including: SLASH was honored with the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (Jan. 24); “Artist and Album of the Year” from Ultimate Classic Rock; “Best Rock Album” from Guitar World magazine’s reader’s poll; “#1 on the Top 20 rock Albums of 2014” from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BraveWords.com); and Loudwire named Myles Kennedy “Best Vocalist” and Todd Kerns “Best Bassist.”

Slash 2015 BWORLD ON FIRE achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world upon its release. The album’s title track and first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. Their new single “Bent To Fly”–showcasing SLASH’s stellar guitar work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges–is already in the Top 20 at Active Rock (watch the “CONAN” performance below). WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to the acclaimed Apocalyptic Love album (2012) which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sunday.” And now with WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH Featuring have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.

“The group [Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators] is now three albums into their career, and its latest, WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd)—tracked as usual on analog tape–features some of the warmest-rock guitar textures, most dimensional and contrapuntal guitar arrangements, and most downright killin’riffs Slash has ever delivered. It also features camaraderie, chemistry, work ethic, and to use a rhythm section term, gelling that Slash-after paying more than his share of drama dues with those other two bands-certainly deserves. In Kennedy, Slash has found a lead singer who not only kills both the new stuff and the old, he also shows up to soundcheck on time. Guns, Revolver and Snakepit were all cool, but Slash, now playing huge crowds under his own name, and playing the music he wants to, has finally found his real dream band.”

GUITAR PLAYER, Jude Gold, COVER story (October 2014) 

“Slash’s latest, WORLD ON FIRE, showcases the explosive chemistry that began to evolve among Slash, Kennedy and the Conspirators… Spiced with the occasional ballad, WORLD ON FIRE is nonetheless focused firmly on what Slash does best–delivering searing, guitar-drenched rock. In his nearly three-decade career, that consistency has never wavered.”

M MUSIC & MUSICIANS, Russell Hall, COVER story (Feb-April 2015)

To read more critical soundbites for the new album WORLD ON FIRE, click here: http://msopr.com/files/slash_world_on_fire–critical_soundbites.pdf.

Watch SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators perform their new single “Bent To Fly” “Conan” (HERE).

DATELOCATIONVENUE
Overseas Tour Dates:
WED

2/18

Wellington Central, NZTsb Bank Arena
SAT

2/21

Melbourne, AustraliaSoundwave Festival
SUN

2/22

Adelaide Sa, AustraliaSoundwave Festival
TUE

2/24

Sydney NSW, AustraliaHodern Pavilion
THU

2/26

Melbourne, AustraliaFestival Hall
SAT

2/28

Brisbane, AustraliaSoundwave Festival
SUN

3/1

Sydney, AustraliaSoundwave Festival
WED

3/4

Santiago, ChileTeatro Caupolican
SAT

3/7

Buenos Aires, ArgentinaMandarin Park
MON

3/9

Lima, PeruParque De La Exposicion
WED

3/11

Quito, EcuadorAgora De La Casa De La Cultura
SAT

3/14

Rio De Janeiro, BrazilFundicao Progresso
SUN

3/15

Belo Horizonte, BrazilGalopeira
TUE

3/17

Brasilia, BrazilNet Live
THU

3/19

Curitiba, BrazilMaster Hall
FRI

3/20

Porto Alegre, BrazilPepsi On Stage
SUN

3/22

Sao Paulo, BrazilEspaco Das Americas
WED

3/25

Mexico City, MexicoPepsi Center Wtc
THU

3/26

Guadalajara, MexicoEstudio Cavaret
SAT

3/28

Monterrey, MexicoAuditorio Banamex
U.S. Tour Dates:
SAT

4/25

Orlando, FLCentral Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
SUN

4/26

Jacksonville, FLWelcome To Rockville (Festival)
SUN

5/3

Concord, NCRock City Campgrounds – Carolina Rebellion
TUE

5/5

Stroudsburg, PASherman Theater
THU

5/7

New York, NYTerminal 5
FRI

5/8

Hampton Beach, NHHampton Beach Casino Ballroom
SAT

5/9

Bangor, MEDarling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
TUE

5/12

Sayreville, NJStarland Ballroom
WED

5/13

Baltimore, MDRams Head Live
FRI

5/15

Columbus, OHColumbus Stadium-Rock on the Range (Festival)
MON

5/18

Chicago, ILConcord Music Hall
TUE

5/19

Sioux City, IAHard Rock Hotel & Casino
SAT

5/23

Houston, TXHouse of Blues
European Tour Dates:
MON

6/1

Oslo, NorwaySentrum Scene
THU

6/4

Solvesborg, SwedenSweden Rock Festival 2014
FRI

6/5

Nuremberg, GermanyRock Im Park 2015
TUE

6/9

Hamburg, GermanySportshalle

6/12-6/14

Donington Park, EnglandDownload Festival

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