Today (Tuesday, April 8), Slash joined AEROSMITH for a roof-raising set in front of a packed crowd at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles in celebration of their forthcoming headlining North American tour this summer.
Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the "Let Rock Rule" tour kicks off on Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, New York (see full itinerary below). Slash and AEROSMITH — longtime friends who’ve performed together throughout the years — will also take over Los Angeles (The Forum), San Francisco (Sleep Train Pavilion) and Boston (Xfinity Center), among other cities, before wrapping Friday, September 12 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada (Open Hearth Park).
"AEROSMITH is one of my all-time favorite bands, and one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time," says Slash. "It's an honor for me to go out and tour with them and keep the rock and roll banner flying high."
The Slash pre-sale begins on Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. local time here. The ticket package includes: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed Slash lithograph, a Digital Download of the new Slash album (due in September) and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the Slash exclusive online store. For all packages, head here.
American Express card members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. Citi cardmembers will also have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Thursday, April 10 at 10 a.m. through Sunday, April 13 at 10 p.m. through Citi's Private Pass Program.
For complete pre-sale details, visit CitiPrivatePass.com.
This summer's hottest ticket will go on sale to the general public starting on Monday, April 14 through the Live Nation mobile app and at LiveNation.com.
The first round of tour dates are below with additional dates for a second leg to be announced shortly.
July 10 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY
July 13 - McLennan Park - Kitchener, ON
July 16 - Xfinity Center - Mansfield, MA
July 19 - Rock Fest - Cadott, WI
July 22 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
July 25 - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
July 30 - The Forum - Inglewood, CA
Aug. 02 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 08 - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys - Stateline, NV
Aug. 13 - Sleep Train Pavilion - Concord, CA
Aug. 16 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
Aug. 19 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
Aug. 22 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Aug. 25 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
Aug. 28 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
Sept. 03 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
Sept. 06 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
Sept. 09 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
Sept. 12 - Open Hearth Park - Sydney, NS
Slash and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will return this September with their third studio album, the second CD with this lineup. The group is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Apocalyptic Love", which is being helmed by producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette. The group is recording a total of 17 songs — including one instrumental.
"It's very rock. It's more up-tempo than the last record was," states vocalist Kennedy. "Slash has got some really great riffs on this record. Killer stuff…"
"The material on this album is more serious and more fun at the same time, which is a tough balance," adds bassist Todd Kerns. "The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous. We're all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can."
Slash officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy, among others. Slash explains, "We've worked really well together from the start. I never thought about how it's progressed. It's real natural and like any sort of close relationship, we established it early on and now we're just sort of doing our thing. It's just a really cool kind of synergy that we've got."