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Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators announce new album 4 and U.S. headline tour

Watch the video for Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators' new single The River Is Rising, taken from their upcoming fourth album, uh, 4…

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators announce new album 4 and U.S. headline tour
Words:
Emily Carter

After teasing it for several weeks now, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have just dropped a brand-new single, The River Is Rising, plus announced details of their upcoming fourth album, and a U.S. headline tour.

The group's new record – entitled 4 – is due out on February 11 via Gibson, with The River Is Rising giving fans a taste of what's to come. The guitar legend reveals of the track: "There’s two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before. The River Is Rising was one of the last songs I wrote before we started pre-production, and because it was so fresh and has a certain groove and energy to it, it was the first thing we really attacked.

"It’s the newest song on the record, and as for the double-time part, that was something that I came up with and tagged onto the end of the arrangement. Then when we were over at RCA, Dave Cobb suggested we do it right after the breakdown. So, we went straight into the fast part, and I just started doing the guitar solo over it. It was one of those things where we were jamming around, trying to fish out the arrangement, and it just happened."

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Myles adds of the single: "The lyrics ultimately explore how humans can be brainwashed or indoctrinated by some sort of dangerous idea. Once we shot the demo back and forth a few times, I personally felt confident that we had the album opener. To me, it’s an important track."

Watch the video below:

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And catch Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators at the following dates next year:

February 2022

8 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
9 Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
11 Brooks, CA @ Cache Creek Casino Resort
12 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
15 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
16 Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Resort Southern Ca
18 Los Angeles, CA @ Youtube Theater
19 Las Vegas, NV @ Theater At Virgin Hotels
22 Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Hall – Eccles Theater
23 Denver @ Paramount Theatre
25 Kansas City, MO @Arvest Bank Theatre – The Midland
26 Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
28 Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater

March 2022

2 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
4 Windsor, ON, CAN @ Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
5 Waterloo, NY @ The Vine @ Del Lago Resort
7 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
9 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore – Silver Spring
11 Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana – Atlantic City
12 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
14 Richmond, VA @ Dominion Energy Center
16 Nashville, TN @ Grand Ole Opry House
18 Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy
19 Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
21 Charlotte, NC @The Fillmore – Charlotte
23 Charleston, SC @ N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
25 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
26 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live – Orlando

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