The gods of Rock have spoken and Slash is finally coming to India. The famed guitarist of the erstwhile Guns and Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Slash’s Snakepit has found his way to India as part MTVi Xtreme in the second edition of the Rock and adventure sports festival scheduled for this November. The festival will be held on November 7, 2015 in Mumbai followed by Bangalore on November 14, 2015.
Slash was quoted by Rolling Stone Magazine as saying in a statement that he was playing at MTV Indies Xtreme 2015, “I’m really looking forward to taking our World On Fire tour to India for the first time ever at MTV Indies Xtreme.” Slash, who embarked on his solo career in 2010 with his self-titled album, teamed up with vocalist Myles Kennedy of Alterbridge for the album tour and the chemistry worked. Slash collaborated with Myles Kennedy along with bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and guitarist Frank Sidoris eventually forming a formidable line-up.
“Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators” released a studio album World on Fire in 2014 which became a runaway hit selling around 29,000 copies in just the first week of its release and reaching position No. 10 on the Billboard 200. Their top tracks like Apocalyptic Love, One Last Thrill and Anastasia have Slash’s heavy signature riffs and solos allowing Slash the freedom to be in his element without him overpowering the entire band.
It has been a long and frustrating wait for Slash fans in India with scheduled gigs in 2013 being cancelled. This concert seems likes sweet redemption for Indian Rock fans. With Slash on guitar and a worthy lead screamer in the form of Myles Kennedy of Alterbridge this concert looks very promising. There’s a kind of chemistry and a comfort level in this lineup that has seen Slash at peace for the first time in his ‘post-Gunner’ career. He has finally managed to find that elusive line-up that works for him and we are waiting for the magic to come alive on stage.
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