Slash Announces Tour Dates, Debuts Tracks On Facebook

The guitarist announced a full set of summer shows across North America. Things fire up July 12 and run into early August.

Slash Announces Tour Dates, Debuts Tracks On Facebook
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Last week, Slash kicked off a month-long series of dates to help launch his sophomore solo effort, "Apocalyptic Love," which is due May 22. Now, the guitarist has announced a full set of summer shows across North America. Things fire up July 12 in Portland, OR and run into early August. Monster Truck are opening the summer dates. An exclusive fan pre-sale begins this Wednesday, May 9th at 10 AM at Slashonline.com, and will feature packages including VIP meet and greets, and rare merch items such as signed guitars. The general public on sale is this Friday, May 11. Slash is also giving fans a special preview of his upcoming album by unveiling new tracks all week on Facebook. "Apocalyptic Love" is set to hit music retailers on May 22, but the musician is giving his loyal fans an early listen to some of the songs on the record. In a post on his Facebook page, he writes, "I wanted to give you all a chance to hear the new music before anyone else. We're releasing a track a day for the next five days only to you." Watch "You're A Lie" video below
Thanks to Hennemusic.com and Jam.canoe.ca for the story.

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    Eric | Johnson
    Pretty excited for this album, but after listening to the previews I can't say I'm too impressed. Slash's first album was amazing though, who knows.
    Maestro1600
    wheatmore wrote: So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite.
    You mean, he's writing different music now compared to 20+ years ago? It shouldn't be allowed!
    the_modfather
    zombie0990 wrote: Still baffled at how Myles Kennedy is called a vocalist. Much more with the fact that he's been selected to partake in A.B. and w/Slash. His range is extremely limited, tone in general is very bland, lyrics are redundant, etc.. There's a reason why the Mayfield 4 aren't in existence today!
    Really? Really?! I mean at the very least get your facts right. He has a four octave range. Don't try and talk about stuff that you don't know about. Just makes you look like a fool
    ProgFripp74
    Another news article with slash fanboy factions. Seriously UG, does he pay you to advertise every part of his or his current or ex-band's lives? Any news about slash or any quote from any member is posted as top news on here. Fanboys come at me but you have to admit he is the most overexposed person on the whole site. *FLAMESHIELD5000 ACTIVATE
    EnglishToolRage
    wheatmore wrote: So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite.
    A'men... This is about as interesting as light brunch with your grandmother. It's a shame that he is one of the most profitable comodities/products in rock, and therefore has the most relentless PR/marketing team behind him sinse Micheal Jackson's 80's phase. Come on guys, he's done good things, but this is all really really average.
    skik08
    Are a lot of people deaf? This material proves rock and roll is still alive today.
    Basti95
    Cool, but i have to say it just starts to sound more and more generic
    D4CE
    bandnamehere wrote: REALLY SLASH? he already ruined chinese democracy and now hes gonna ruin myles and this band in no time
    Wait, what? lol
    DoodlySquat
    zombie0990 wrote: Still baffled at how Myles Kennedy is called a vocalist. Much more with the fact that he's been selected to partake in A.B. and w/Slash. His range is extremely limited, tone in general is very bland, lyrics are redundant, etc.. There's a reason why the Mayfield 4 aren't in existence today!
    Better than a lot of the people that sung on Slash's self-titled album.
    Maestro1600
    W4T3V3R wrote: Such a shit riff. Not being funny, but if it wasnt for the Brand that is Slash and Myles this would go nowhere. I've made bigger riffs than this...
    Have you?
    Maestro1600
    wheatmore wrote: Maestro1600 wrote: wheatmore wrote: So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite. You mean, he's writing different music now compared to 20+ years ago? It shouldn't be allowed! Yea I do, Slash is totally selling out now and writing mainstream popular songs. I loved all the Gnr stuff, and the first velvet revolver album, but after that i've found slash to be bitterly disappointing. The new Guns and Roses stuff still shows off Axl's incredible talent within his vocal range (see Street of Dreams) whereas the style of guitar that defined Slash is barely apparent now. I realise i'll probably get abuse for this saying i enjoy the new guns and roses, but if you're looking to slash to continue on the attitude and aggression that Gnr had, then you'll absolutely not find it in his solo work.
    I prefer Guns to his solo stuff, but I fully believe that the music he's making is music he wants to make, and he finds it fulfilling. Which means its not selling out. Just because I love Appetite, doesn't mean he owes me more albums in the same mould.
    wheatmore
    So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite.
    Logan_B
    the_modfather wrote: zombie0990 wrote: Still baffled at how Myles Kennedy is called a vocalist. Much more with the fact that he's been selected to partake in A.B. and w/Slash. His range is extremely limited, tone in general is very bland, lyrics are redundant, etc.. There's a reason why the Mayfield 4 aren't in existence today! Really? Really?! I mean at the very least get your facts right. He has a four octave range. Don't try and talk about stuff that you don't know about. Just makes you look like a fool
    I also LOL'd pretty hard. Myles Kennedy has one of the most INSANE ranges that most singers can only dream of having. It seems with Slash he goes the high singing Rock N Roll route but If you've ever listened to the Alter Bridge albums you'll see he has quite the interesting vocal approach. One song he'll be singing high as hell and the next he'll maybe sing lower and mix it around. Really, can't believe that that guy would think Myles Kennedy is anything short of PERFECTION. He is a great performer and a really underrated guitarist.
    wheatmore
    Maestro1600 wrote: wheatmore wrote: So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite. You mean, he's writing different music now compared to 20+ years ago? It shouldn't be allowed!
    Yea I do, Slash is totally selling out now and writing mainstream popular songs. I loved all the Gnr stuff, and the first velvet revolver album, but after that i've found slash to be bitterly disappointing. The new Guns and Roses stuff still shows off Axl's incredible talent within his vocal range (see Street of Dreams) whereas the style of guitar that defined Slash is barely apparent now. I realise i'll probably get abuse for this saying i enjoy the new guns and roses, but if you're looking to slash to continue on the attitude and aggression that Gnr had, then you'll absolutely not find it in his solo work.
    ilikeroknroll
    Can't wait for this album! It's gonna have some great tunes, and a true rock and roll, ass-kicking vibe!
    W4T3V3R
    Such a shit riff. Not being funny, but if it wasnt for the Brand that is Slash and Myles this would go nowhere. I've made bigger riffs than this...
    GibsonMan321
    zombie0990 wrote: Still baffled at how Myles Kennedy is called a vocalist. Much more with the fact that he's been selected to partake in A.B. and w/Slash. His range is extremely limited, tone in general is very bland, lyrics are redundant, etc.. There's a reason why the Mayfield 4 aren't in existence today!
    Dude, he has a 4 octave range. That's pretty much better than any modern rock singer there is today.
    dewitt
    Maestro1600 wrote: wheatmore wrote: Maestro1600 wrote: wheatmore wrote: So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite. You mean, he's writing different music now compared to 20+ years ago? It shouldn't be allowed! Yea I do, Slash is totally selling out now and writing mainstream popular songs. I loved all the Gnr stuff, and the first velvet revolver album, but after that i've found slash to be bitterly disappointing. The new Guns and Roses stuff still shows off Axl's incredible talent within his vocal range (see Street of Dreams) whereas the style of guitar that defined Slash is barely apparent now. I realise i'll probably get abuse for this saying i enjoy the new guns and roses, but if you're looking to slash to continue on the attitude and aggression that Gnr had, then you'll absolutely not find it in his solo work. I prefer Guns to his solo stuff, but I fully believe that the music he's making is music he wants to make, and he finds it fulfilling. Which means its not selling out. Just because I love Appetite, doesn't mean he owes me more albums in the same mould.
    All quite possibly very true, but that doesn't change the fact that this stuff is pretty weak, even compared to the first self-titled one, which was pretty weak on its own -- not even comparing it to GnR or VR. Sure Apocalyptic Love is leaps and bounds better than You're a Lie, but it still isn't good . And forgive me for the lack of a better term -- I can't think of one more fitting -- but Apocaplyptic Love is possibly the gayest song title Slash has ever been involved with (and they named the album after that!). I think that the music is fairly weak, but most of the problem, for me, lies within Myles Kennedy and his [horrible] lyrics and [thin, lack-luster] vocal performances. And you're right, Slash doesn't owe us anything. He helped give us great music in the past, and that's that. He's free to do whatever he wants. That being said, I also don't owe him a thing, and if he wants my money for this album, he'd better either hope I buy it blindly and not be put off by the generic cover or the laughable title, or produce some quality music to make me want to buy it. So far, I'm not exactly sold. I know I'll be getting down-voted to hell for having an opinion against anything Slash or Myles Kennedy does, but that's my opinion, and at least I have one of my own, as opposed to many people who seem to just mimic the opinions of others.
    copmypolop
    straight to the bargain bin for this one. Sorry Van Slaush but its just not doin it for me man.
    HarvesterofPain
    Logan_B wrote: HarvesterofPain wrote: 5 shows in the U.S. and 12 in Canada... Gee, thanks. Least I'll have the album, I suppose. How often does Canada get Americans coming to play concerts?? WE NEVER GET BIG BANDS LIKE ALTER BRIDGE OR CREED! Why can't we get Slash ??
    Ya know, I thought about that a few hours later. I retract my previous statement, congrats to Canada for getting some attention for once! I think I was just disappointed that I'm nowhere near being able to see him.
    ProgFripp74
    bandnamehere wrote: REALLY SLASH? he already ruined chinese democracy and now hes gonna ruin myles and this band in no time
    You trollin bro? Slash had nothing to do with Chinese Democracy and this is his own "solo" project with myles as a featuring artist. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of anything or anyone I just wrote about, just stating the facts... or feeding a troll, either way.
    iommi600
    "Youre A Lie" probably contains the best riff of his entire solo career. Looking forward to this album!
    zombie0990
    Still baffled at how Myles Kennedy is called a vocalist. Much more with the fact that he's been selected to partake in A.B. and w/Slash. His range is extremely limited, tone in general is very bland, lyrics are redundant, etc.. There's a reason why the Mayfield 4 aren't in existence today!
    D4CE
    zombie0990 wrote: Still baffled at how Myles Kennedy is called a vocalist. Much more with the fact that he's been selected to partake in A.B. and w/Slash. His range is extremely limited, tone in general is very bland, lyrics are redundant, etc.. There's a reason why the Mayfield 4 aren't in existence today!
    I had to laugh at your ignorance. I bet you're just a jaleous Scott Stapp fan.
    ryaniomitch
    zombie0990 wrote: @the_modfailure and @fagsonman,... Most amusing, as both your retorts were mere quotes taken from the ever reputable Wikipedia! Trust that if Myles were as grand as your pathetic attempts describe, he wouldn't be playing for D list bands.
    D list bands? like Led Zeppelin and Slash? Trolling or something? he has a phenomenal range, his tone may not be to your liking but that is all down to each individuals choice, but you can't say he doesn't have a massive range. He is a fantastic guitarist too, better than most of the people on this site thats for sure and probably the most commendable talent of his is that he isn't a total douche and can carry himself very well in the public eye which is something almost non existent in singers these days,
    chadmarkmurray
    To be fair, it's hardly as iconic as some of his previous work, but, erm he is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of how good his previous work was. However, this song may be a lot better in the studio, I doubt these guys really are gonna be better live than in studio, given their age and style and everything. Myles' vocals should be great with all the backing layers and stuff on too.
    TheLastWord
    JayMichaelRayne wrote: guys please give us the name of that girl on the main page.
    You can take the name, I'll take the address
    D4CE
    wheatmore wrote: So disappointed in this song. The riffs Slash puts out these days just wouldn't have featured on a Guns n roses album or even contraband. Both Libertad and his first solo album were comprised mainly of almost poppy riffs that just had no attack or anything about them. The opening chords to welcome to the jungle hit you in the face like a sledgehammer, whereas this is just a bit repetitive like all his stuff seems to be these days. It's an alright song, but just isn't close to the caliber of the songs from Appetite.
    Did you even listen to the new song on facebook? I agree, 'You're a Lie' is vey poppy, but in the end it's a lead single. The song 'Apocalyptic Love' is Rock n Roll as hell!
    ne14t
    WTF, he is playing at the QE Theater here in Vancouver, that is like the shittiest venue besides hitting the club scene, real weird.
    Logan_B
    HarvesterofPain wrote: 5 shows in the U.S. and 12 in Canada... Gee, thanks. Least I'll have the album, I suppose.
    How often does Canada get Americans coming to play concerts?? WE NEVER GET BIG BANDS LIKE ALTER BRIDGE OR CREED! Why can't we get Slash ??
    redhotsexmagic
    what the eeefffff 362 days/year i'm in jersey and the 3 days i'm at lollapalooza this summer slash is playing in jersey..freakin WEAK!
    bandnamehere
    REALLY SLASH? he already ruined chinese democracy and now hes gonna ruin myles and this band in no time
    zombie0990
    @the_modfailure and @fagsonman,... Most amusing, as both your retorts were mere quotes taken from the ever reputable Wikipedia! Trust that if Myles were as grand as your pathetic attempts describe, he wouldn't be playing for D list bands.
    majesty
    All I have to say about this is that anyone going to one of the gigs needs to get there early and see Monster Truck. They're an incredible live band!