Slash On Fire
The guitar god is supporting a brand new set of tunes, which marks Slash’s third solo album and second with vocalist Myles Kennedy, drummer Brent Fitz and bassist Todd Kerns. World On Fire is due out Sept. 16 via Slash’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline.
Slash notes that the biggest difference between World On Fire and his most recent LP, 2012’s Apocalyptic Love, “is that the band has also has naturally evolved with so much touring and all of these different things. There’s a difference in musicianship that shows on this record and the songwriting skills especially.
“The other difference is the fact that we recorded both albums live, but we kept the first one (Apocalyptic Love) just live. That was it. There was no over-dubs or layering or any kind of studio techniques. With World On Fire I wanted to do guitar harmonies and double up parts and just create sounds. It’s a little more produced record in that sense.”
Kennedy adds, “We didn’t spend as much time fine-tuning arrangements as a unit during the Apocalyptic sessions. I think that’s part of the reason this record sounds as cohesive as it does. Slash spent a lot of time with Todd and Brent working on arrangements while I was on tour with Alter Bridge late last year. When I got off the road, I met up with them in LA so they could get a feel for how the songs felt with vocals.
“Another difference is that Slash played all the guitars on World On Fire. During the Apocalyptic sessions I sang and played guitar which was fun, but it definitely cut into the amount of time I had to focus on lyrics, etc. Not playing guitar on World On Fire gave me additional time to fine-tune lyrics and melodies which improved the songs in the end. I’m very happy with how it turned out.”
Here’s where you can find Slash & Co. during 2014.
(Dates in italics are with Aerosmith)
July 9 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
July 10 – Wantagh, N.Y., Nikon At Jones Beach Theater
July 11 – Ottawa, Ontario, Lebreton Flats Park (RBC Bluesfest)
July 13 – Kitchener, Ontario, McLennan Park (Big Music Fest)
July 16 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 22 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Riverbend Music Center
July 25 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 26 – Kansas City, Mo., VooDoo Lounge / Harrah’s North Kansas City
July 30 – Inglewood, Calif., The Forum
Aug. 1 – Scottsdale, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort
Aug. 2 – Las Vegas, Nev., MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 8 – Stateline, Nev., Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys
Aug. 13 – Concord, Calif., Concord Pavilion
Aug. 15 – Coquitlam, British Columbia, The Theatre
Aug. 16 – Quincy, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre
Aug. 19 – Denver, Colo., Pepsi Center
Aug. 22 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
Aug. 25 – The Woodlands, Texas, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 28 – Atlanta, Ga., Philips Arena
Aug. 29 – Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Live
Aug. 31 – Atlantic City, N.J., Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall
Sept. 3 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
Sept. 6 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
Sept. 9 – Clarkston, Mich., DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 12 – Sydney, Nova Scotia, Open Hearth Park
Nov. 10 – Dublin, Ireland, The O2 Dublin
Nov. 15 – Basel, Switzerland, St. Jakobshalle
Nov. 16 – Turin, Italy, Pala Olimpico
Nov. 17 – Florence, Italy, Nelson Mandela Forum
Nov. 19 – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
Nov. 20 – Krakow, Poland, Krakow Arena
Nov. 22 – Munich, Germany, Zenith
Nov. 23 – Cologne, Germany, Palladium
Nov. 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Heineken Music Hall
Nov. 26 – Brussels, Belgium, Forest National
Nov. 28 – Manchester, United Kingdom, Phones 4u Arena – Manchester
Nov. 29 – Leeds, United Kingdom, First Direct Arena
Dec. 1 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, LG Arena
Dec. 2 – London, United Kingdom, Wembley Arena
Dec. 4 – Glasgow, United Kingdom, The SSE Hydro
A presale begins Wednesday, May 28 for mailing list subscribers and fans that pre-order World On Fire.
Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 30.
For more information visit SlashOnline.com.