Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES) returned to this year’s Slacker Canadian Music Weekto participate in a celebrity interview on Friday, March 23 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada before a sold-out performance later that evening at The Phoenix Concert Theatre.
After the concert, Slash wrote on his Facebook page, “Toronto was the perfect spot to kick the tour off. Great crowd and vibe, as always. Don’t want to leave now.”
Slash‘s setlist was as follows:
02. Mean Bone (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
03. Sucker Train Blues (VELVET REVOLVER song)
04. Back From Cali
05. Nightrain (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
06. Civil War (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
07. Rocket Queen (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
08. You’re A Lie (First time played live)
11. Nothing to Say
12. Doctor Alibi
13. Speed Parade (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
14. Mr. Brownstone (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
15. Just Like Anything (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
16. Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme
17. Sweet Child O’ Mine (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
18. Slither (VELVET REVOLVER song)
19. By the Sword
20. Paradise City (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
Fan-filmed video footage of the show can be seen below.
Slash‘s second solo album, “Apocalyptic Love”, will be released on May 22 via his own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI.
For the new album, Slash — along with and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) — teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the “Slash” disc. All the songs were written together by Slash and Kennedy, and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the album.
When asked why the new CD is billed as “Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators”, Slash told Metro News, “The first solo record I did was called ‘Slash’ but when we took the band on the road, I called it ‘Slash featuring Myles Kennedy’. That became a bigger event than I expected. So when I thought about doing another record with Brent and Todd, I needed to give some kind of credit to the guys who were the backline.”