Slash announces Christchurch show in August
Legendary guitarist Slash – Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist and co-founder of supergroup Velvet Revolver – announces two New Zealand concerts in August.
One of the best guitarists of all time, Slash was named Time magazine’s runner-up in "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him at No. 65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" last year.
Guitar World ranked his solo in "November Rain" No. 6 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" in 2008, and Total Guitar placed his riff in "Sweet Child o' Mine" at No. 1 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Riffs" in 2004.
Slash will perform in new amazing concerts featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. The New Zealand concert announcement comes on the eve of the release on May 22 of his second album, Apocalyptic Love.
“It’s been an interesting road from the mid 90s up until now,” says Slash. “I never stopped to think, ‘What am I gonna to do in the long term?’ Or ruminated on my solo career, where it was heading. I’ve just been jamming around, going wherever the muse has taken me. And this is the first time where I feel like I’m in the saddle and riding my own destiny with some genuine focus.”
For fans who’ve tracked the broken glass and ruby slipper journey of Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist since the release of Appetite for Destruction two days before his 22nd birthday 25 years ago this July, one can’t help but be radioactive with enthusiasm. Apocalyptic Love is not just a new record by the storied musician with the black top hat and magical gift for riff, for Slash and his three co-conspirators; it is, indeed, destiny. And everyone involved is poised for the ride.
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Friday August 17, Vector Arena Auckland.
Sunday August 19, CBS Arena ChCh.
Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday, May 22