SLASH--the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter--has revealed the cover artwork and album title for his second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Due out May 21 (in the UK), the new album features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and will be released SLASH’s own label DikHayd International and distributed through Roadrunner Records in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
In the UK, the album will be released on May 21 in exclusive Classic Rock Fan Pack form – providing a unique collectable package containing the studio album with bonus tracks alongside a specially created magazine with unseen behind-the-scenes content put together by Classic Rock. The Fan Pack format will also come with free gifts including a pin badge & artwork poster and will be available to buy via more than 2000 retail outlets on newsstands nationally as well as the traditional high street and online music retailer. The Fan Pack is available for pre-order now at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/slash-fan-pack. Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally. The standard physical release of the Slash album will follow through Roadrunner Records on June 18 2012.
SLASH is currently in a Los Angeles studio putting the final touches on APOCALYPTIC LOVE. This week he announced his headlining U.S. tour will begin May 3 inBaltimore. A fan pre-sale is happening now on www.slashonline.com,the regular on-sale starts tomorrow, Friday, February 17. See the full itinerary below which more dates to be added.
Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes footage airing weekly at:
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYbyb8xXTQ
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYbyb8xXTQ.
SLASH’s 2012 headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows:
Thu 5/3 Baltimore MD Rams Head Live
Sat 5/5 Rockingham NC Carolina Rebellion, Rockingham Speedway
Mon 5/7 Orlando FL Hard Rock Live
Thu 5/10 Biloxi MS Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Hard Rock Live
Sun 5/13 Boone, IA Lazerfest, Central Iowa Expo
Mon 5/14 Minneapolis MN The Brick
Wed 5/16 Madison WI Orpheum Theater
Thu 5/17 Grand Rapids MI Orbit Room
Sat 5/19 Columbus OH Rock On The Range, Columbus Crew Stadium
Sun 5/20 Camden NJ MMRBQ, Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 5/26 Albuquerque NM Route 66 Casino-on sale 2/27
SLASH is also now conmfirmed for the UK’s Download festival, which takes place on the weekend of the 8th to 10th June 2012. For more information and tickets please go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk