The upcoming Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival will feature several high-profile blues musicians

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After confirming his new blues covers album, Slash bringing the blues out on the road. With the help of an all-start cast that includes the Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ Mo’, Larkin Poe, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Samantha Fish, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, and Jackie Venson, the inaugural Slash’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival will tour across the United States this summer. The trek kicks off on July 5 in Bonner, Montana and wraps up on August 17 in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Ticket pre-sale begins on Wednesday, March 13 at 10am local time. General tickets will be available beginning Friday, March 15 at 10am. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Slash formed the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival, which stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance, to bring fans together to celebrate the spirit of the Blues, and to perform with other Blues artists he admires who share his love of the genre. Slash also has a strong desire to give back to charities that he has supported over the years, as well as to help lift marginalized communities that share his restorative focus of elevating lives for the benefit of all. A portion of the proceeds from each VIP package and S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival ticket sold will directly benefit the following charities that Slash has selected The Equal Justice InitiativeKnow Your Rights CampThe Greenlining Institute, and War Child. S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival has partnered with PLUS1.ORG to support these charitable endeavors.

“The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Tour is a celebration of blues and rock ‘n’ roll music, and a celebration of unity and togetherness in these uncertain and divisive times,” says Slash. “S.E.R.P.E.N.T is a vehicle to help support and uplift people and communities suffering from the injustices of racism and equal rights violations, as well as to support children adversely affected by war and poverty across the world. So, we are contributing a portion of every ticket and VIP package sold from the tour to those ends. S.E.R.P.E.N.T. will also provide an environment where folks can get together for a day of great music and hang out and have a good time.”

Slash recently confirmed his forthcoming solo album, Orgy of the Damned. It is the highly anticipated follow-up to his self-title 2010 album. The record, which arrives on May 17 through Gibson Records, will be comprised of covers of Slash’s favorite blues songs. The lead single, a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor,” features AC/DC’s Brian Johnson on vocals, and Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler on harmonica.

Slash hasn’t released a true solo album since 2010. Since then, he has been recording and touring as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Starting with 2012’s Apocalyptic Love, the group has released four studio albums and toured significantly. Their last release, 2022’s 4, hit No. 1 on the UK’s Rock & Metal Albums chart. While the group has enjoyed much success, their biggest commercial achievement remains their 2012 debut, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the UK’s Rock & Metal Albums chart and Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums.

Slash’s 2010 self-titled LP featured original songs written by the guitarist. The record was stacked with special guest appearances by rock royalty including Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), Lemmy Kilmister (Mötorhead), and more. For this upcoming release, Slash collaborated once again with storied producer Mike Clink. In addition to Brian Johnson and Steven Tyler, Slash enlisted the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Chris Stapleton, Dorothy, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), Demi Lovato, Tash Neal (The London Souls), Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), and Beth Hart to perform on the album.

The upcoming Orgy of the Damned will be available on double black vinyl, CD, and digital download. Check out the cover art and tracklisting below. Additionally, an album cover t-shirt is also available. Fans can pre-order now.

To round out his band in the studio and on the road, Slash reunited with two of his bandmates from his Blues Ball outfit in the 90s, bassist Johnny Griparic and keyboardist Teddy Andreadis, and brought on drummer Michael Jerome and singer/guitarist Tash Neal.

Recently, Slash lent his talents to The Dandy Warhols’ new single, “I’d Like to Help You with Your Problem.” The Guns N’ Roses guitarist lets it rip in the preview of The Dandy Warhols’ forthcoming album, Rockmaker, which arrives on March 15. In addition to Slash, the upcoming Rockmaker also features appearances by Pixies’ Black Francis and Blondie’s Debbie Harry.

Tickets will be available HERE