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Slash Announces Tour Dates

Image: Slash, pitriff, heavy metal, news, reviews, interviewsAs SLASH (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) gears up for the May 22 release of his second solo studio album Apocalyptic Love, he's announced a run of headlining shows in North America kicking off July 12th and wrapping August 4th with up-and-coming Canadian group MONSTER TRUCK supporting.

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. Slash and his band. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, are currently touring the US, a mix of headlining dates and festivals (Carolina Rebellion, Rock On the Range, Rocklahoma).

Starting today, Monday, May 7th, fans will be given the opportunity to unlock unreleased tracks from Apocalyptic Love by sharing the app located on Slash's Facebook page with 10 of their friends. From Monday through Friday of next week, 5 new tracks will be previewed exclusively each day via the Facebook page.

On Monday, May 21st, Slash and his bandmates - Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) - will head to New York to perform their single 'You're A Lie' live on NBC TV's Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Next, on Tuesday May 22nd, the group will perform a special sold-out New York City CD release show at Irving Plaza on the same day the album streets (May 22nd) via Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI.

Tour dates:

May
5 - Charlotte, NC - Rockingham Speedway (Carolina Rebellion)
7 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
9 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre
10 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hard Rock Live
12 - Kansas City, MO - Liberty Memorial Park (Rockfest)
13 - Boone, IA - Central Iowa Expo (Lazerfest)
14 - Minneapolis, MN - The Brick
16 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater
17 - Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
19 - Columbus, OH - Crew Stadium (Rock On The Range)
20 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center (93.3 WMMR's MMR BQ 2012)
22 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (album release show)
25 - Pryor, OK - Fever Music Festival Grounds (Rocklahoma)
26 - Albuquerque, NM - Route 66 Casino

July
12 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
13 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
14 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
16 - Edmonton, AB - Nothern Alberta Jubilee
17 - Calgary, AB - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
20 - Saskatoon, SK - TCU Place
21 - Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre
23 - Thunder Bay, ON - Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
25 - Belleville, ON - Empire Square Live
26 - London, ON - Harris Park
27 - Montreal, QC - Olympia Theater
29 - Quebec City, QC - Salle Albert Rosseau
30 - Moncton, New Brunswick - Centre-Casino Moncton
31 - Halifax, NS - Cunard Events Centre

August
2 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
3 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
4 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount

Slash recently invited MusiciansFriend.com to Barefoot Recording Studios, where he was finishing his upcoming album, Apocalyptic Love. In the footage below, Slash gives a little insight into his gear and recording process:

Slash recently released an in-studio performance clip of the track 'You're A Lie', lifted from Apocalyptic Love. Watch the video below:

Apocalyptic Love will be available on May 22nd. By visiting this location, fans can order the Apocalyptic Love Limited Edition Photo Book Bundle which includes:

CD
Vinyl (double LP / gatefold sleeve / colored vinyl: one red, one white)
Bonus digital copy of Apocalyptic Love Deluxe
Autographed 8x10 photo of Slash (*Limited to 300 World Wide/ 100 for US only - while supplies last)
T-shirt
'You're A Lie' instant grat single
Limited edition in-studio photo book (*Limited to 1000 World Wide / 500 for US only).

Apocalyptic Love is a true return to form for Slash. Born out of the live band experience that he created on the last album, with a top-notch line up of musicians, this new album promises to be a return to rock. A straight forward, balls to the wall rock album that Slash fans have known him for throughout his career. Featuring vocals throughout the album by Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE), and one of rock's tightest backing bands consisting of Brent Fitz on drums and Todd Kerns on bass, this album promises to further solidify Slash's place atop the rock world throne.

The Limited Edition In-Studio Book features 48 pages, perfect bound as a sumptuous coffee table book and chock full of in studio shots by Scott Uchida and album shots by Travis Shinn. The size is 12" x 12" to remind us of the heady days of vinyl and it is printed by Dreamworks on the 60 # rich archival paper. The cover is softbound and closes with a string and clasp much like an old binder. The shots are mostly black and white candids, a glimpse that most fans never get the opportunity to see.

Apocalyptic Love Deluxe tracklisting:

'Apocalyptic Love'
'One Last Thrill"
'Standing In The Sun'
'You're A Lie'
'No More Heroes'
'Halo'
'We Will Roam'
'Anastasia'
'Not For Me'
'Bad Rain'
'Hard & Fast'
'Far And Away'
'Shots Fired'

Bonus Tracks:

'Carolina'
'Crazy Life'



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