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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to rock Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 5

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to rock Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on May 5
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From a press release:

Legendary former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and his current band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour on Saturday, April 25 in Orlando, Florida that stops at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Tuesday, May 5, as well as New York and New Jersey days after.

The month-long trek encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances is the first solo tour supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album “World on Fire,” which is Slash’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top 10 in the U.S. and the second album with his official band The Conspirators, which features Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass), and Frank Sidoris (touring guitarist).

In addition to festival appearances at WJRR Earthday Birthday, Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest, and Rock on the Range, the global rock heavyweights will headline New York City (Terminal 5) on May 7 and Sayreville, New Jersey (Starland Ballroom) on May 12, among other cities, before wrapping up on May 23 in Houston (House of Blues). Tickets are on sale now at slashonline.com, with more dates to be announced next week.

“The ‘World on Fire’ tour has been nothing short of awesome,” says Slash, “so I can’t wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May, as well as mix in our headlining show for a bunch of dates along the way.”

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators unleashed “World on Fire” on Sept. 16, 2014 to worldwide praise, garnering Slash some of the best critical acclaim of his career. The band and their new album continue to receive accolades, including: Slash was honored with the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (Jan. 24); “Artist and Album of the Year” from Ultimate Classic Rock; “Best Rock Album” from Guitar World magazine’s readers’ poll; “No. 1 on the Top 20 rock Albums of 2014” from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles; and Loudwire named Myles Kennedy “Best Vocalist” and Todd Kerns “Best Bassist.”

“World on Fire” achieved over 12 Top 10 chart debuts around the world upon its release. The album’s title track and first single “World on Fire” ascended to No. 1 at U.S. Rock Radio. Their new single, “Bent to Fly” – showcasing Slash’s stellar guitar work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges – is already in the Top 20 at Active Rock. Watch the “Conan” performance below:

“World on Fire” is the follow-up to the acclaimed “Apocalyptic Love” album (2012), which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at No. 4 as the top rock album. “Apocalyptic Love” has the added distinction of spawning Slash’s first-ever No. 1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re a Lie” and “Standing in the Sunday.” And now with “World on Fire,” Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have hit their stride on rock radio and with fans worldwide.