Slash Postpones Japan Shows In Wake Of Tsunami

The devastation brought to Japan by the recent earthquake and ensuing tsunami has forced the legendary guitarist Slash to postpone several concert dates.

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The devastation brought to Japan by the recent earthquake and ensuing tsunami has forced the legendary guitarist Slash to postpone several concert dates in the country.

Speaking via his Facebook page, Slash told fans "It's logistically not possible for us to do the Tokyo & Yokohama shows as scheduled. We will try to reschedule them asap."

The guitarist did, however, manage to play a show in Osaka, Japan on Monday. He wrote afterwards that the audience in attendance was in "great spirits, despite all that has happened."

Slash assured fans that he will make up the postponed shows, saying: "We're positively coming back soon to play Tokyo & Yokohama. In the meantime, lots of love to the Japanese fans. You will make it through these difficult times."

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami that recently struck The Land of the Rising Sun have caused untold devastation, wiping out entire towns and leaving a death toll in the thousands.

Google has set up a Crisis Response Page if you'd like to find out how you can help the people of Japan.

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    audio475
    what a bad time to put this on UG, now people are gonna start trolling because he postponed his shows while All That Remains played theirs. its good that hes doing this though, its kinda a dick move to try to make money off of a group of people that just went through a disaster like that.
    rockguitar314
    say what u want, Slash is really playin' it safe on this one. it's not worth it for him to go over there and get killed just cuz his calendar says he has 2. i know i would if i was in his position.
    -Annihilation-
    audio475 wrote: what a bad time to put this on UG, now people are gonna start trolling because he postponed his shows while All That Remains played theirs. its good that hes doing this though, its kinda a dick move to try to make money off of a group of people that just went through a disaster like that.
    This.
    GenerationKILL
    when talking about Slash, using the term "legendary guitarist" is really pushing the issue UG. Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman and maybe even Eddie Van Halen are "legendary guitarists" Slash is still just a bi-product of their influence...
    audio475
    GenerationKILL wrote: when talking about Slash, using the term "legendary guitarist" is really pushing the issue UG. Tony Iommi, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman and maybe even Eddie Van Halen are "legendary guitarists" Slash is still just a bi-product of their influence...
    question, why do you people have to troll on every slash article about how awesome he is? If you only troll GTFO.