Slash Brings His New Album to Columbus
On May 19th, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators hit up Rock on the Range at Crew Stadium.
As a sheltered freshman at a new school, back in 1987 (Yes, I realize I’m dating myself), I went to my first class party. Halfway through the night, there was a break in the party music. I can’t remember what exactly was being played the rest of the night. What I do vividly remember is hearing Slash’s opening lick of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and my views on music being changed. Since that time, Slash has gone on to become one of the iconic guitarists of our time. From his hat, to his Gibson Les Paul, to his tone, everyone knows Slash.
Still, being an iconic guitar player for one of the world’s greatest rock bands you’d think one would take a break. Perhaps relax a little? Not Slash, who has had a remarkable output of that sweaty dirt rock. After the break-up of Guns N Roses, Slash has gone on to continually write and play, from Slash’s Snakepit, to Velvet Revolver, to his self titled solo album in 2010. During that time making his solo album Slash found his vocal counterpart in Myles Kennedy, who sang on two of the songs from that star studded album. The result of this union is the new album Apocalyptic Love. The new album will be released on May 22nd. That means the show at Rock on the Range will be great way to preview the new songs like the lead single “You’re a Lie.”
Single-day tickets are $59.50, plus service fees. In addition, this year ROTR will be offering the first-ever “4-Pack Special” (which includes a lower service charge with every 4 tickets) for $199, plus service fees. These tickets are currently on sale at the festival’s website, Ticketmaster and the Crew Stadium Box Office.