Featurette : Slash
Last week Slash, Myles Kennedy and their band the Conspirators stopped by the Sherman Theater for a nearly sold out show and this coming weekend the rock powerhouse will return to the area as part of the MMRBQ hosted by WMMR at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Those unfamiliar with Slash’s current endeavors might not recall that his current vocalist, Myles Kennedy, was featured on his debut album back in 2010 and was shortly there after chosen to handle the lead vocals on the tour in support of that album. From there rock and roll history was made as the duo officially turned into Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and they began recording their own material.
Just two short years later Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators released “Apocalyptic Love” which saw many singles launch on the rock radio charts such as “You’re a Lie” and “Anastasia.” During this time the band was still touring, hitting radio festivals such as Rock on the Range and more; each show consistently packing venues. That brings us to the band’s current tour which is in support of their 2014 release, “World on Fire.”
Their is certainly no shortage of original material at this point for the band to choose from when performing and it is no surprise to anyone that Myles Kennedy’s powerhouse vocals lend greatly to any Guns N’ Roses song that are performed. Having this vast amount of songs to choose from bolsters the live show that Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are able to put on; for example the first song played at the Sherman Theater was “You’re a Lie” and the crowd loved every second of the fast pace song singing along as loudly as they could but from their they shifted gears and dove into a ripping performance of “Nightrain” that no one can argue sounded better than the original track.
The highlights of the evening truly came in a variety of ways. There is no doubt that hearing Slash play the Guns N’ Roses classics we all know him was an incredible site, hearing him play the complicated solo on “Sweet Child O’ Mine” or the speeding riffs on “You Could Be Mine” were certainly some of the most rock and roll things you can witness. However his new material that he has released with Myles Kennedy is arguably just as impressive because the guitar parts on “Anastasia” and “Back from Cali” are quickly becoming just as iconic as his classic material.
The Stroudsburg market can sometimes be a disappointment in terms of show attendance but Slash had no problem drawing fans from all over the state, in fact a fair amount of fans traveled from even further just to see the guitar legend do his thing on stage alongside his equally talented bandmates. As mentioned before Slash and Myles Kennedy will be back in the area this Saturday at the MMRBQ, tickets are still on sale so if you lived this concert and want another dosage or missed it and are still regretting it you can purchase tickets today.
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