Slash has revealed the first dates for a 2012 U.S. tour in support of his upcoming sophomore solo record. He will be backed by singer Myles Kennedy (Alterbridge) and the Conspirators.
The tour kicks off May 3 in Baltimore, Maryland and will feature an appearance at the weekend-long Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio. Slash will also perform at two other festivals: May 5 at Carolina Rebellion and May 25 at Rocklahoma.
Slash's as-yet-untitled second record is slated for a May 22 release on his own Dik Hayd International label. The effort is reportedly "much more cohesive" than his guest vocalist-heavy first solo album, partially as a result of being recorded with the same band that backed him on the tour in support of his debut.
It's worth noting that these tour plans don't start until well after the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on April 14. So even though Slash shot down reports he had RSVP'd for the event and a potential on-stage reunion with former bandmate Axl Rose, he's still free to do so if he wants to.
Tickets for Slash's upcoming tour will be made available through a special fan pre-sale on February 15 and to the general public on February 17. More information @ www.slashonline.com.
2012 U.S. Tourdates:
- 5/3 — Baltimore, Maryland
- 5/5 — Charlotte, North Carolina
- 5/7 — Orlando, Florida.
- 5/10 — Biloxi, Mississippi
- 5/12 — Kansas City, Missouri
- 5/13 — Indianapolis, Indiana
- 5/14 — Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 5/16 — Madison, Wisconsin
- 5/17 — Grand Rapids, Michigan (Orbit Room)
- 5/19 — Columbus, Ohio
- 5/20 — Camden, New Jersey
- 5/25 — Pryor, Oklalahoma
- 5/26 — Albuquerque, New Mexico