Rock supergroup Velvet Revolver plans to jumpstart the release of its debut album Contraband with its first-ever tour.
The band is composed of ex-Guns N’ Roses members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums) with ex-Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland as well as guitarist Dave Kushner. A 2003 Los Angeles show remains the band’s only live appearance thus far.
Velvet Revolver’s long-awaited tour begins May 13 in St. Louis, Mo., and hits major cities including Detroit, Toronto, New York, Seattle, and San Francisco, with the current itinerary stretching into early June.
The much-hyped album comes out June 8, when the band plays the first of two nights at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theatre.