Slash & Myles Kennedy 2/10/22

lash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators are back on the road in support of their new album, titled, 4, which drops tommorow (February 11th). Slash spoke about the band’s setlist, which unlike the early Conspirators gigs, features no dips into the Guns N’ Roses or Velvet Revolver catalogues.

In a new chat with Ultimate Classic Rock, Slash talked about keeping the set focused on Conspirators material: “I have to admit, I really missed playing the Guns material when this thing first started, so it was a great outlet for me. But having gotten back with all my buddies in Guns, after a while I was like, ‘I don’t really need to do it with Myles and Company,’ so we don’t have any Guns songs in the set. That said, I sort of miss the occasional Velvet Revolver song. So I haven’t put any Velvet songs in the set as of yet, but I might at some point put one, at least, just for the fun of doing it.”

Slash went on to talk about the vibe behind his setup with Kennedy and the Conspirators: “We don’t have any kind of illusions of grandeur. We’re not trying to be the biggest band in the world. We just like to go and play. And so that’s how this has been functioning all this time. But we’ve actually sort of built up a sizable fan base, and we’ve got our own thing going at this point that’s sort of established, but it doesn’t really change the way that we do things. So it’s a very easy, sort of simple group.”

Even when he’s supposed to be relaxing, Slash told us not long ago that he prefers to spend his downtime doing something else: [“Work (laughs). Really, downtime, y’know — unfortunately for most people around me, I don’t relax well. So I have to be busy and I have to be focused on something. For me, it’s fine. It keeps me out of trouble, but for everybody else, it’s sort of like, ‘Can’t you just sort of chill, y’know?’ But it doesn’t work.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . it doesn’t work)

  • Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators tour dates (subject to change):
    February 11 – Brooks, CA – Cache Creek Casino Resort
    February 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
    February 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
    February 16 – Fenner, CA – The Events Center at Harrah’s Resort SoCal
    February 18 – Los Angeles, CA – YouTube Theatre
    February 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
    February 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
    February 23 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
    February 25 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre At the Midland
    February 26 – Prior Lake, MN – Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
    February 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
    March 2 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
    March  4 – Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
    March 5 – Waterloo, NY – The Vine Theater at Del Lago Resort & Casino
    March 7 – Boston, MA – House of Blues Boston
    March 9 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
    March 11 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom
    March 12 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
    March 14 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Arts Center
    March 16 – Nashville, TN – Grand Ole Opry House
    March 18 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
    March 19 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
    March 21 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
    March 23 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
    March 25 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
    March 26 – Orlando – Hard Rock Live Orlando

TL; DR

  • Slash told Ultimate Classic Rock that he’s since reuniting with Axl Rose and Duff McKagan, he staying away from Guns N’ Roses material in his setlists with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.