Popular rock band Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced that their latest album 4 is set for release this upcoming February via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG!
Today, the band also released the music video for “The River is Rising,” the first tune off of the album. In a statement released via Slash Online, Slash discusses the creation of the song.
“There’s two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before. ‘The River is Rising’ was one of the last songs I wrote before we started pre-production, and because it was so fresh and has a certain groove and energy to it, it was the first thing we really attacked. It’s the newest song on the record, and as for the double-time part, that was something that I came up with and tagged onto the end of the arrangement. Then when we were over at RCA, Dave Cobb suggested we do it right after the breakdown. So, we went straight into the fast part, and I just started doing the guitar solo over it. It was one of those things where we were jamming around, trying to fish out the arrangement, and it just happened.”
Vocalist Myles Kennedy added:
“The lyric ultimately explores how humans can be brainwashed or indoctrinated by some sort of dangerous idea. Once we shot the demo back and forth a few times, I personally felt confident that we had the album opener. To me, it’s an important track.”
If that wasn’t enough, the band will also go on 28 city tour to promote the album. Spotify fans will have access to SMKC tour pre-sale tickets at 10:00 a.m. local time on Tuesday, October 26. American Express Card Members can purchase tickets starting Wednesday, October 27 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, October 28 at 10 p.m. local time. For the general public, tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. local time on Friday, October 29.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
TUE 2/8 PORTLAND, OR ROSELAND THEATER
WED 2/9 SEATTLE, WA THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
FRI 2/11 BROOKS, CA CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
SAT 2/12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE WARFIELD
TUE 2/15 PHOENIX, AZ ARIZONA FEDERAL THEATRE
WED 2/16 VALLEY CENTER, CA HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CA
FRI 2/18 LOS ANGELES, CA YOUTUBE THEATER
SAT 2/19 LAS VEGAS, NV THEATER AT VIRGIN HOTELS
TUE 2/22 SALT LAKE CITY, UT DELTA HALL -ECCLES THEATER
WED 2/23 DENVER, CO PARAMOUNT THEATRE
FRI 2/25 KANSAS CITY, MO ARVEST BANK THEATRE-THE MIDLAND
SAT 2/26 PRIOR LAKE, MN MYSTIC LAKE CASINO-MYSTIC SHOWROOM
MON 2/28 MILWAUKEE, WI RIVERSIDE THEATER
WED 3/2 CHICAGO, IL THE RIVIERA THEATRE
FRI 3/4 WINDSOR, ON CAESARS WINDSOR-THE COLOSSEUM
SAT 3/5 WATERLOO, NY THE VINE @ DEL LAGO RESORT
MON 3/7 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
WED 3/9 SILVER SPRING, MD THE FILLMORE -SILVER SPRING
FRI 3/11 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ TROPICANA-ATLANTIC CITY
SAT 3/12 NEW YORK, NY BEACON THEATRE
MON 3/14 RICHMOND, VA DOMINION ENERGY CENTER
WED 3/16 NASHVILLE, TN GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE
FRI 3/18 ATLANTA, GA COCA COLA ROXY
SAT 3/19 DURHAM, NC DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
MON 3/21 CHARLOTTE, NC THE FILLMORE-CHARLOTTE
WED 3/23 CHARLESTON, SC N. CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
FRI 3/25 CLEARWATER, FL RUTH ECKERD HALL
SAT 3/26 ORLANDO, FL HARD ROCK LIVE – ORLANDO
Pre-order packages, merchandise, and more are now available. 4 releases February 11, 2021.