Watch the official music video with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
Guitar icon Slash has revealed a new song “The River Is Rising” featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. It is the lead single from Slash’s new solo album 4 via Gibson Records, the all-new label from iconic guitar makers Gibson.
Stream the official music video for “The River Is Rising” below.
The track is the group’s first new piece of music since the 2018 LP Living The Dream which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart.
Slash has long been a legendary Signature Artist at Gibson. To celebrate the album’s release, the company is releasing a special edition ‘4’ Les Paul guitar. Check out the full details HERE.
Fans can pre-order and pre-save 4 now HERE. the band has launched a DSP and physical pre-order in the following formats for 4, including a Deluxe Vinyl Box Set featuring a vinyl gatefold jacket in four colors (Black, Red, Blue, and Purple), randomly distributed inside a mirrored O-card. Each vinyl is 140g black vinyl and comes with a guitar pick, an Axe Heaven Custom Limited Edition 4Slash Les Paul Mini-Guitar, CD softpack in one of the four colors above (also random), the O-card and a guitar pick, a Cassette Tape featuring an exclusive 4-song live rehearsal titled “Live Rehearsal Tape 5/28/21,” a 36-page photobook including an SMKC interview and handwritten lyrics, an embroidered sew-on patch, a Signed Lithograph (limited to the first 500 copies) and a pick tin with 4 custom SLASH guitar picks. A Deluxe CD Box Set, a full album Cassette Tape, and Standard Vinyl and CD packages are also available. To view the full variety of 4 album packages available, head over to http://www.slashonline.com.
“There’s two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before,” Slash says of the new album. ‘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.”
Vocalist Myles Kennedy adds, “The lyric ultimately explores 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.”
For the new album 4, Slash and the band traveled across the country together to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live, in the studio including guitar solos and vocals – a first for the group.
In 2022, Slash will be hitting the road with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators on a full North American tour. Spotify fans will have access to SMKC tour pre-sale tickets at 10:00AM local time on Tuesday, October 26. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets from Wednesday, October 27 (10AM Local) through Thursday, October 28 (10PM Local). Tickets will be on sale to the public at 10:00AM local time on Friday, October 29 at https://www.slashonline.com/tour/.
Check out the full itinerary below.
Slash has been had at work on the road with Guns N’ Roses since their return to touring back over the summer. On September 28, the rock legends released a brand new song “Hard Skool” and announced a new EP of the same name.
It is the first time in 28 years that vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan have collaborated together on new material.
The forthcoming EP will also feature “Absurd,” a re-worked track from the Chinese Democracy sessions, as well as live recordings of the band’s ‘91 power ballad “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy” from their seminal debut LP Appetite For Destruction.
Released back in August, “Absurd” was the first new Guns N’ Roses song in 13 years.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – 2022 North American Tour
2/8 PORTLAND, OR – ROSELAND THEATER
2/9 SEATTLE, WA – THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
2/11 BROOKS, CA – CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
2/12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA – THE WARFIELD
2/15 PHOENIX, AZ – ARIZONA FEDERAL THEATRE
2/16 VALLEY CENTER, CA – HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CA
2/18 LOS ANGELES, CA – YOUTUBE THEATER
2/19 LAS VEGAS, NV – THE THEATER @ VIRGIN HOTELS
2/22 SALT LAKE CITY, UT DELTA HALL – ECCLES THEATER
2/23 DENVER, CO – PARAMOUNT THEATRE
2/25 KANSAS CITY, MO – THE MIDLAND @ ARVEST BANK THEATRE
2/26 PRIOR LAKE, MN – MYSTIC SHOWROOM @ MYSTIC LAKE CASINO
2/28 MILWAUKEE, WI – RIVERSIDE THEATER
3/2 CHICAGO, IL – THE RIVIERA THEATRE
3/4 WINDSOR, ON – THE COLOSSEUM @ CAESARS WINDSOR
3/5 WATERLOO, NY – THE VINE @ DEL LAGO RESORT
3/7 BOSTON, MA – HOUSE OF BLUES
3/9 SILVER SPRING, MD – THE FILLMORE -SILVER SPRING
3/11 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – TROPICANA-ATLANTIC CITY
3/12 NEW YORK, NY – BEACON THEATRE
3/14 RICHMOND, VA – DOMINION ENERGY CENTER
3/16 NASHVILLE, TN – GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE
3/18 ATLANTA, GA – COCA COLA ROXY
3/19 DURHAM, NC – DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
3/21 CHARLOTTE, NC – THE FILLMORE-CHARLOTTE
3/23 CHARLESTON, SC – N. CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
3/25 CLEARWATER, FL – RUTH ECKERD HALL
3/26 ORLANDO, FL HARD ROCK LIVE – ORLANDO