SLASH has released “You’re A Lie” to radio today worldwide. The hard-charging song marks the first single off the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter’s forthcoming second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE. Listen to a 30 second preview of the song here: http://www.slashonline.com/. “You’re A Lie” is the second song I brought to the band in 2011 during the last tour,” explains SLASH. “We worked on it at soundcheck somewhere, I can’t remember where. It’s gone through some minor changes along the way, mainly the chorus. But for the most part, it’s remained true to its original arrangement. I can’t wait to play this live.”
APOCALYPTIC LOVE features Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and will be released May 22 on SLASH’sown label Dik Hayd International that’s distributed through EMI. The group will launch a headlining U.S. tour May 3 in Baltimore, tickets for which are available now on http://www.slashonline.com/. See the full itinerary below, with more dates to be added.
On APOCALYPTIC LOVE, SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) have teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the Slash disc. All the songs were written together by SLASH and Kennedy and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the new album. Check out all four exclusive behind-the-scenes episodes airing weekly at:
Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIYbyb8xXTQ
Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiCJ4cAZPxo&feature=relmfu
Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5lX2C4ZZtI&feature=relmfu%20
Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntisV8dT7AQ&feature=player_embedded
APOCALYPTIC LOVE will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November 2011 first-ever live solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made In Stoke 24/7/11. Notably, the Slash album debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chartat #3 (#1 on the Rock chart, #1 on the Independent chart, and #1 on the Hard Music chart). Digitally, it also became the #1 overall digital album and hit #1 on iTunes in 13 countries. Internationally, the disc achievedTop 5 chart positions in over a dozen major territories, hitting #1 in both Japan and New Zealand.
SLASH’s 2012 headlining U.S. tour dates are as follows below. *Indicates a festival appearance.
|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|