Legendary guitarist Slash has announced that he will play two New Zealand concerts in August.
Slash will perform his new album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ for Kiwi concert-goers, which features Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
He will play the Vector Arena in Auckland on Friday August 17 and Sunday August 19 at CBS Arena in Christchurch.
The ex-Guns N’Roses guitarist and founder of super group Velvet Revolver said he never really thinks too much about the progress of his solo career.
“I’ve just been jamming around, going wherever the muse has taken me. And this is the first time where I feel like I’m in the saddle and riding my own destiny with some genuine focus,” he said.
The Slash/Kennedy collaboration started from intuition: “I contacted him out of the blue, sent him one of the songs I was working on which turned out later to be ‘Starlight’,”
Kennedy and Slash quickly discovered they possessed “a profound creative chemistry”.
“I’d jot down chords and concepts and play them for Myles,” Slash said. “He would automatically adhere to whatever the track was and add these great melodies and lyrics. We started putting these basic arrangements together and the songs appeared.”
Auckland tickets are available through Ticketmaster, while fans wishing to attend the Christchurch concert can purchase tickets through Ticketek.