VELVET REVOLVER will jump-start the June 8 release of their much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband" (RCA), with their first-ever tour. Launching May 13 in St. Louis, the intimate venue trek will take the band — who've only played one show before (last year in Los Angeles) — across the U.S. into such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and Detroit, among others.
"Slither", the album's first single, exploded at radio in its first week of release, airing on over 130 stations. The song was #1 Most Added at Modern Rock, Active Rock and Mainstream Rock.
For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner — joined forces with video director Kevin Kerslake (NIRVANA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, IGGY POP). The band performed the powerful song in an underground "catacomb party" in front of hundreds of fans packed into the sprawling basement of a downtown Los Angeles warehouse. Other portions of the "Slither" video are being shot in Europe, where "catacomb parties" take place underground, reachable only by following a series of clues and traveling through the maze of tunnels that lay nearly a half-mile underneath the city. Look for the "Slither" video to premiere Tuesday, April 27 at 9:00 PM Eastern/Pacific as part of MTV2 "Makes The Video".
VELVET REVOLVER tour dates:
May 13 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
May 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Memorial Hall
May 15 - Minneapolis, MN @ Quest
May 19 - Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
May 20 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
May 21 - Toronto, ONT @ Kool Haus
May 26 - New York, NY @ Roseland
May 27 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
May 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 29 - Boston, MA @ TBA
Jun. 04 - Portland, OR Roseland
Jun. 05 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theater
Jun. 07 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Jun. 08 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
Jun. 09 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre