PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 05/12/2014
Slash, Music Icon and Multi-Award Winning Guitarist, Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to Bring Iconic Rock 'N' Roll Hits to Hard Rock Live on Friday, August 29
Tickets on Sale Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
Hollywood, Fla. (May 12, 2014) – The iconic, multi-award winning guitarist Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will bring his iconic rock 'n' roll hits to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 17 at 11 a.m. Fans will have access to presale tickets beginning May 16 at 11 a.m. through Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood's Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages.
Best known as the former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Slash achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with Guns N' Roses, Slash gained individual notoriety with Slash's Snakepit. He then co-founded rock 'n' roll band Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s.
His most recent project, "Apocalyptic Love," is a collaboration with singer and guitarist Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, composed of bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz, and touring member Frank Sidoris on guitar. Album singles include "You're a Lie," "Standing in the Sun," "No More Heroes," "Bad Rain," and the riveting ballad, "Not for Me."
The liberated feel of "Apocalyptic Love" is evident throughout the LP's 13 songs, as is the genuine chemistry between Slash and lead singer, Myles Kennedy. The evolution of their creative relationship went full throttle since the two first joined forces on Slash's 2010 debut solo release, "Slash," where the Alter Bridge front man lent his pipes to the cavalcade of venerable guest vocalists which included Iggy Pop, Ian Astbury and Ozzy Osbourne.
Much to the delight of old and new fans, Slash's resume builds along with his worldwide fan base. Since making history and amassing global sales in excess of 100 million units with Guns N' Roses, he returned with Slash's Snakepit in 1994, followed by Velvet Revolver's two hit LPs, 2005's Contraband (for which the single "Slither" won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock performance) and 2007's Libertad. Finally, Slash reemerged with his groundbreaking, guest-star studded 2010 solo debut. In 2011, Slash was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who named him as an official selection to receive a star in 2012 on Hollywood's iconic Walk of Fame.
Slash has received critical acclaim as a guitarist. Time named him runner-up on their list of "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009, while Rolling Stone placed him at #65 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" in 2011. Guitar World ranked his solo in November Rain #6 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Solos" in 2008, and Total Guitar placed his riff in Sweet Child o' Mine at #1 on their list of "The 100 Greatest Riffs" in 2004. In 2012, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
After making numerous session appearances and lending his laid-back, six-string genius to an eclectic mix of artists which include Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Darren Aronovsky; not to mention Guitar Hero III: The Legend of Rock and co-authoring a bestselling memoir--the question begs: What's next for the London-born, L.A. schooled kid who discovered his musical soul when his father played him the Beatles, Stones and Yardbirds?
"Touring Apocalyptic Love and having a great time," Slash says humbly. "As long as I can plug my Les Paul into a Marshall amp, I'll just keep doing what I'm doing."
Tickets cost $54*; all seats are reserved and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets online at www.myhrl.com, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone: 1-800-745-3000. Doors open one-hour prior to show start time. *Additional fees may apply.
About Hard Rock Live
Hard Rock Live, a spectacular state-of-the-art facility, further expands the ultimate entertainment experience at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. This 5,500-seat indoor arena has attracted more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 2005, and has regularly hosted South Florida's greatest variety of musical acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Marc Anthony, Billy Joel, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw and Carlos Santana; top comedians including Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Kathy Griffin and George Lopez; as well as major sporting events and events of major sports stars, from UFC matches to charity galas for Jason Taylor, Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade and more. For additional information, please visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com or www.myhrl.com, facebook.com/MyHRL and twitter.com/hard_rock_live.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 138 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.