SLASH’s second solo studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE has stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4, marking the top rock debut this week. The disc is also #1 Independent Albums Chart and #1 Hard Music Albums Chart. In addition, APOCALYPTIC LOVE is exploding internationally as the album is also Top 5 in seven countries outside the U.S.: Canada (#2), Australia (#2), New Zealand (#1), Germany (#5), France (#7), Japan (#2), Sweden (#4) and Switzerland (#3).
The news comes as SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) also have the #4 spot at Active Rock with their single “You’re A Lie.” SLASH and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolver magazine noting: “Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums” (July 2012); heavy exposure for the new single and striking video for “You’re A Lie” (MTV, Fuse, MTV2 VH1); and rave reviews for their sold-out shows across the country and rock festival appearances this month. While in New York the band performed an epic version of “You’re A Lie” on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (May 21).
Last night (May 29), SLASH joined Ozzy Osbourne onstage for his Ozzy & Friends tour in Bergen, Norway, for the first of 10 dates before joining his band, SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators for sold-out shows across Europe. The group will return to North America for a headlining run set to kick off in Portland, OR on July 12. Stay tuned for more SLASH touring news.
All songs on APOCALYPTIC LOVE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through EMI) were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy.
WATCH: “You’re A Lie”:
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Headlining Tour w/ Monster Truck supporting
- Thu 7/12 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
- Fri 7/13 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
- Sat 7/14 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- Mon 7/16 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee
- Tue 7/17 Calgary, AB Southern Alberta Jubilee
- Thu 7/19 Medicine Hat, AB Esplanade Arts & Heritage Center
- Fri 7/20 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
- Sat 7/21 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre Perf Arts
- Mon 7/23 Thunder Bay, ON Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
- Wed 7/25 Belleville, ON Empire Square Live
- Thu 7/26 London, ON Harris Park – Rock the Park
- Fri 7/27 Montreal, QC Olympia Theater
- Sun 7/29 Quebec City, QC Agora de Quebec
- Mon 7/30 Moncton, NB Centre – Casino Moncton
- Tue 7/31 Halifax, NS Cunard Events Centre
- Thu 8/2 Boston, MA House of Blues
- Fri 8/3 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
- Sat 8/4 Huntington, NY The Paramount