SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. Today, (Feb. 24), the group announced new shows (New Orleans, Sioux City, Austin and Dallas) that have been added to their U.S. trek encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances. The month-long tour is the first solo trek supporting the group's acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH'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, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy 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 Sunday, May 24 in Dallas (Southside Ballroom). Tickets for the new dates will go on sale starting Friday, (February 27) at www.slashonline.com.
"The World On Fire tour has been nothing short of awesome," says SLASH, "so I can't wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May and mix in our headlining shows for a bunch of dates along the way."
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators 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."
WORLD 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 Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.
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