Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators announce new album

4 to be released Feb 11, 2022 via Gibson Records

A decade and four albums into their career, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators haven’t been deterred by any obstacles in their path — including a global pandemic. The group has announced a new album, 4, for release on February 11, 2022, via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. The project is Slash’s fifth solo album and fourth overall with his band featuring Myles Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fitz on drums, Todd Kerns on bass and vocals and Frank Sidoris on guitar and vocals.

A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of the band’s prior work. That sensibility comes through immediately on the opening track and first single, “The River Is Rising.” The group has unleashed “The River Is Rising” to radio and digital outlets. The official video was shot on location in downtown Los Angeles with Gibson TV director Todd Harapiak.

For 4, each of the members traveled across the country together to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. 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.

4 will be available in a deluxe vinyl box set featuring a vinyl gatefold jacket in four colors (black, red, blue, and purple), randomly distributed inside a mirrored O-card. Each vinyl is 140-gram black vinyl and comes with a guitar pick, an Axe Heaven Custom Limited Edition 4 Slash Les Paul Mini-Guitar, CD softpack in one of the four colors above (also random), the O-card and a guitar pick, a cassette featuring an exclusive four song live rehearsal titled Live Rehearsal Tape 5/28/21, a 36-page photobook including an SMKC interview and handwritten lyrics, an embroidered sew-on patch, a signed lithograph (limited to the first 500 copies) and a pick tin with four custom Slash guitar picks. A deluxe CD box set, a full album cassette, and standard vinyl and CD packages are also available.

The new album has the added history-making distinction of being the first-ever album to be released on the new Gibson Records label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand Gibson’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. In light of the 30-year partnership between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Slash, it makes sense the new album will be released via Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG.

In another groundbreaking move, Gibson will commemorate Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators’ first studio album with Gibson Records, with a first-ever limited edition Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar package that will be released the same day as the album. Only 250 Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitars will be made available for global release on gibson.com and at select authorized Gibson dealers, and the unique guitar package also features the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl with an exclusive case inside that houses the vinyl, a 4 album guitar pick tin containing a variety of pick colors (eight count), a signed SMKC band portrait, and a 4 album decal sticker.

The band will kick off a North American headlining tour on February 8th in Portland, OR, and hit 28 major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Nashville with an appearance at the Grand Ole Opry House, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and more, before wrapping-up March 26th in Orlando, FL.

Spotify fans will have access to SMKC tour pre-sale tickets at 10 am local time on Tuesday, October 26th. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets from Wednesday, October 27th at 10 am local through Thursday, October 28th at 10 pm local. Tickets will be on sale to the public on Friday, October 29th at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators 2022 Tour Dates:

Feb 8 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Feb 9 – Seattle @ The Paramount Theatre
Feb 11 – Brooks, CA @ Cache Creek Casino Resort
Feb 12 – San Francisco @ The Warfield
Feb 15 – Phoenix @ Arizona Federal Theatre
Feb 16 – Valley Center, CA @ Harrah’s Resort Southern CA
Feb 18 – Los Angeles @ YouTube Theater
Feb 19 – Las Vegas @ Theater at Virgin Hotels
Feb 22 – Salt Lake City @ Delta Hall-Eccles Theater
Feb 23 – Denver @ Paramount Theatre
Feb 25 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre – The Midland
Feb 26 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino – Mystic Showroom
Feb 28 – Milwaukee @ Riverside Theater
Mar 2 – Chicago @ The Riviera Theatre
Mar 4 – Windsor, ON @ Caesars Windsor – The Colosseum
Mar 5 – Waterloo, NY @ The VIne @ Del Lago Resort
Mar 7 – Boston @ House of Blues
Mar 11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Tropicana – Atlantic City
Mar 12 – New York City @ Beacon Theatre
Mar 14 – Richmond, VA @ Dominion Energy Center
Mar 16 – Nashville @ Grand Ole Opry House
Mar 18 – Atlanta @ Coca Cola Roxy
Mar 19 – Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Mar 21 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore-Charlotte
Mar 23 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Mar 25 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Mar 26 – Orlando @ Hard Rock Live – Orlando

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