As SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS wrap up their nationwide “The River Is Rising” U.S. tour with sold-out shows, the group have released their new single “April Fool”HERE off their new album 4, which is available everywhere now via Gibson Records (in partnership with BMG), HERE, and in limited-edition bundles HERE.
The group will celebrate the release of the new album by sharing it with fans around the world via a global streaming event to be held Friday, April 15, 2022, at 12 PM PT in an exclusive partnership with premium concert livestream platform Veeps.
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live From Boston,” shot on location this month during the group’s sold out House of Blues show, the full production, multi-camera streaming concert event will give fans around the globe the chance to see SMKC’s electrifying live show which The Chicago Sun-Times heralded “a rock-solid powerhouse” and “a curated, 21-song salute to some of their own best material” adding, “As long as Slash is still standing, rock music will always be alive and well” (3/3/22).
The set list will include classic favorites, as well as brand new songs from their new album 4, released last month on Gibson Records/BMG. Tickets for “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live From Boston” are on sale now at Veeps; the show will be available for viewing for 48 hours after the event airs. Fueled by the explosive Top 10 rock song “The River Is Rising” its high energy live performance video, as well as the best critical acclaim of their career (see below) the new album 4 (available now via Gibson Records/BMG) debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album during release week.
The first single “The River Is Rising” reached #7 on the Active Rock Charts, marking SMKC’s 8thconsecutive Top 10 single at radio. SMKC performed “The River Is Rising” which Rolling Stone hailed as “raucous” and Billboard described as “euphoric” with “a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus, and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE. Slash also did an interview with Jimmy Kimmel during the show, HERE.
A decade and four albums into their career, the new full-length album 4 marks the first new music from SMKC in four years and fifth solo album overall. SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals) aka SMKC, partnered with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Rival Sons), for the new album 4 resulting in the band’s strongest collective statement to date.
Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, 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, revealing astunning, vital sound and style all captured live. 4 is SMKC like you’ve never heard them before.
A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs, 4 hits on a wide range of sounds, styles, and moods in 10 songs, and does it all with laser-sharp musical focus and alightning-in-a-bottle sense of immediacy.
The album kicks off with opening track “The River is Rising,” one of the band’s toughest and most dynamic compositions to date, unraveling via a menacing, tightly-coiled riff and deep-in-the-pocket groove.
From the deliberate stomp rock of “Whatever Gets You By,” the bright-toned, heart-on-sleeve pop-rocker “Fill My World,” to the talk box-drenched guitar hooks of “C’est La Vie,” exotica-tinged psychedelic fever dream of “Spirit Love,” the anthemic swell of “The Path Less Followed,” to the cowbell-inflected boogie-shake of “Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” the grimy Aerosmith-esque funk of “April Fool,” to the rampaging attack of “Call Off the Dogs,” and climaxing with the epic, six minute album closer “Fall Back to Earth,”4is an album thatgrabs hold, and never lets go.