Following their live debut this summer, rock ‘n’ roll upstarts CLASSLESS ACT have announced they will be supporting Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday, October 16. The show will mark the first time the band’s co-founder and drummer, 16-year-old London Hudson, will share the stage with his dad, Slash. Tickets are on sale now at livenation.com.
“Growing up here in Los Angeles, we’ve always heard about so many amazing shows at the legendary Palladium,” shares London. “We’ve all dreamed that we’d get to play on this stage one day, so this show will truly be a dream come true for us,” adds singer Derek Day.
Founded in 2016 by childhood friends Hudson and Nico Tsangaris (16, lead guitar), the Southern California band–rounded out by Day (23, lead vocals) and Dane Pieper (20, rhythm guitar)–are off to an incredible start. CLASSLESS ACT performed twice this summer at the famed Whisky A Go-Go on the Sunset Strip, following their first-ever live show at the Ride For Ronnie annual charity event on May 6, among other appearances, earning rave reviews along the way.
“Classless Act unleashed a thunderously exhilarating show!,” declared Ken Morton from Highwire Daze of their set opening for Adler’s Appetite at the Whisky. Adding, “Hudson performs with fire and inspiration, supplying a dynamic beat to the hard rock proceedings. Classless Act also features the wildly charismatic Derek Day on lead vocals…Day is the classic rock and roll front man, singing his heart out with a stunning ferocity. The dual guitar assault is wondrously mesmerizing, brought to you courtesy of Nico Tsangaris (lead) and Dane Pieper (rhythm)…The imaginative musicianship and superbly energetic passion found raging upon the Whisky stage was exciting to witness! The sole mission of Classless Act is to create ‘kick ass rock and roll,’ and these guys deliver the goods in an epic way!” (5/22/18).
Of their performance at the Ride For Ronnie, SoCal Music Today writer Chris Loomis hailed, “Classless Act delivered a high energy set of driving rock anthems. This band definitely has a future as Day is a great vocalist with an even more impressive stage presence and the hard-hitting drum attack of London Hudson is impressive for a 15 year old” (5/8/18). Chad Childers from Loudwire.com noted their set, “garnered plenty of buzz” (5/7/18), with Amps and Green Screens echoing those sentiments adding, “I highly recommend you check these boys out! They created quite the buzz amongst those who saw them” (Erica Vincent, 5/19/18).
Armed with songs like “Pass The Medicine,” “Goddamn Devil,” “Classless Act” and “Madhouse,” CLASSLESS ACT stand ready to carve out a legacy of their own. Calling Hollywood home, this group certainly has a swagger and deep history of music coursing through their DNA. Aimed to plant their own flag, London suggested to childhood buddy Nico they launch a band in 2016. Together, they rallied around a shared “sole purpose of creating kickass rock ‘n’ roll.” As London and Nico wrote countless songs, the boys invited Dane and Derek into the fold as the band’s identity solidified inspired by Queen, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Motorhead and, of course, Guns N’ Roses.