Def Leppard has released a Lyric Video for their re-recorded version of their song “Rock of Ages”. The Def Leppard Rock of Ages Tour with Poison and Lita Ford is now underway. Check here for all dates and details go to: http://bit.ly/KeVSb2
FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
ANNOUNCE HEADLINING FALL TOUR
STARTING SEPTEMBER 4 IN SAN DIEGO, CA
EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE FOR CITI CARDMEMBERS
STARTS TUESDAY, JULY 3
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators—Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)–have announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, CA and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, CA. The exclusive presale for Citi card members starts Tuesday, July 3. Citi card members will also have special access to tickets as well as VIP experiences at http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. A limited amount of VIP packages–including a chance to meet SLASH and get an autographed guitar–will also be available for fans during the pre sale which begins Tuesday, July 10th. General public on sales will begin Friday, July 13th. Ticket info will be available at http://slashonline.com/tour/. See the tour dates below.
This news comes as the band, coming off a successful European trek, gets ready to launch a summer headlining tour of the U.S. and Canada July 12 in Portland, OR, right after the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame on July 10.
The tour is in connection with the success of SLASH’s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE which stormed onto the BillboardTop 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut that week. SLASH has achieved his first-ever #1 hit at rock radio as the explosive first single “You’re A Lie” vaults to the #1 spot this week at Active Rock. Watch the video for “You’re A Lie” here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SZrJLMTO-8. The album also entered the Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S.: Canada (#2), Australia (#2), New Zealand (#1), Germany (#5), France (#7), Japan (#2), Sweden (#4) and Switzerland (#3). All the songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI Label Services) were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy.
For the tour, SLASH teamed with Guitar Center–the world’s largest music retailer-–to offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to twenty unsigned American bands. Twenty bands will be hand-selected to be SLASH’s opening acts and will perform on the fall tourin the cities closest to their hometown. At the end of the fall run, one of the opening bands will be named by SLASH as the grand prize winner of Guitar Center On-Stage. Not only will the bands be opening for one of the world’s greatest guitarists, but they will also receive a tour support prize pack that includes gear from Ernie Ball, Zoom, Dunlop, Monster Cable, Pro-Mark, and Converse. The top performing band on the tour, as selected by SLASH, will be named the grand prize winner and take home $10,000 in guitars from Gibson and Epiphone, plus a $5,000 shopping spree at Guitar Center and more. The twenty bands will be announced in August.
“I’m a strong believer that the best way to get your music heard is to get out there and play shows,” said SLASH. “There are tons of talented bands that simply don’t have the resources to go on tour, so I’m glad to be able to host them on my tour and at the same time introduce my fans to great, undiscovered artists.”
SLASH and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolver magazine noting: “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012). Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times said: “Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album’s 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of ‘You’re a Lie’ and the heavy metal grind of ‘Halo’ to the extended instrumental passages on ‘Anastasia’” (May 24, 2012).
SLASH: featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators tour dates:
|w/ Monster Truck supporting:|
|Thu||7/12||Portland, OR||Roseland Theater|
|Fri||7/13||Seattle, WA||Paramount Theatre|
|Sat||7/14||Vancouver, BC||Queen Elizabeth Theatre|
|Mon||7/16||Edmonton, AB||Northern Alberta Jubilee|
|Tue||7/17||Calgary, AB||Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium|
|Thu||7/19||Medicine Hat, AB||Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre|
|Fri||7/20||Saskatoon, SK||TCU Place|
|Sat||7/21||Winnipeg, MB||Burton Cummings Theatre|
|Mon||7/23||Thunder Bay, ON||Thunder Bay Community Auditorium|
|Wed||7/25||Belleville, ON||Empire Square Live|
|Thu||7/26||London, ON||Harris Park|
|Fri||7/27||Montreal, QC||Olympia Theater|
|Sun||7/29||Quebec City, QC||Agora de Quebec|
|Mon||7/30||Moncton, New Brunswick||Centre-Casino Moncton|
|Tue||7/31||Halifax, NS||Cunard Events Centre|
|Thu||8/2||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|Fri||8/3||Montclair, NJ||Wellmo nt Theatre|
|Sat||8/4||Huntington, NY||The Paramount|
|Tue||8/7||Dubuque, IA||Diamond Jo Casino-Mississippi Moon Bar|
|Wed||8/8||St. Louis, MO||The Pageant|
|Fri||8/10||Sturgis, SD||Buffalo Chip Campground|
|Fall Headline Tour with Foxy Shazam:|
|Tue||9/4||San Diego, CA||House of Blues|
|Wed||9/5||Phoenix, AZ||Celebrity Theatre|
|Sat||9/8||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|Sun||9/9||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|Tue||9/11||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|*Sun||9/16||Hampton Beach, NH||Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom|
|Tue||9/18||New York, NY||Hammerstein Ballroom|
|Wed||9/19||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|*Sun||9/23||Toronto, ON||Sound Academy|
|Tue||9/25||Indianapolis, IN||Egyptian Room|
|Fri||9/28||Chicago, IL||Riviera Theater|
|Sat||9/29||Springfield, MO||O’Reilly Family Events Center|
|Tue||10/2||Oakland, CA||Fox Theater|
|Wed||10/3||Los Angeles, CA||The Wiltern|
What can I say about George Lynch that hasn’t been said before? I am a huge fan, and it is always a big thrill for me to see him play live. The last time I saw Lynch Mob was in Columbus, Ohio in the summer of 2011. The band had a different line up at the time, and quite frankly, didn’t give the best of performances. This was not the case at M3!
At the M3 Rock Festival, Oni Logan was back in the band, along with Robbie Crane on bass and Scott Coogan on drums. I don’t know
what it is, but when Oni is singing with George, Lynch Mob can do no wrong in my opinion. Lynch was on fire at M3, and Oni Logan’s vocals were spot on perfect. Robbie Crane has been a great addition to the band since joining them last year. He does a great job on bass, and helps out with the background vocals too. Scott Coogan didn’t miss a beat.
Most of the songs in the set were from the Lynch Mob debut album. The set list consisted of “She’s Evil But She’s Mine”, “River of Love”
“Mr. Scary”, “Where Do You Sleep at Night?”, “Sweet Sister Mercy” and “Wicked Sensation”.
Lynch Mob was one of the best two acts on the side stage at M3 in 2012. I hope they return, and hopefully will get a chance to play a longer
set on the main stage next year.
Check out a couple of clips and our photo gallery below!