Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have released new song “Call Off The Dogs,” from their upcoming album titled “4”, which is due out February 11, 2022, on Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG. The new song follows the first single “The River Is Rising,” the fastest-rising radio debut of Slash’s career. A decade and four albums into their career, the new album “4” marks the first new music from the group in four years. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ prior work. “4” is Slash’s fifth solo album, and fourth with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals).
Slash describes the new song “Call Off The Dogs,” ‘This one was written pretty much on the fly, and in the spirit of the energy of the whole album 4. You can’t overthink something like this song because it kills the spirit. When we got into pre-production, “Call Off The Dogs” came together fairly quickly – just jam it and that’s basically it. And it was probably the last thing that we recorded in the studio.’
Myles Kennedy adds, ‘”Call Off The Dogs” has that up-tempo vibe that helps elevate a record in a lot of ways, especially for rock fans. They want those songs. We needed a chorus section for it, so I messed with it a bit and sent it to Slash, and he took it to the next level and made it his own. Lyrically, it’s about that point where you wave the white flag and give in to someone after being pursued relentlessly.’
For “4”, Slash and the band traveled across the country via bus 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. The band’s previous albums over the last decade “Apocalyptic Love”, “World on Fire”, and “Living The Dream” have continued on an upward trajectory, reaching the Top 10 on 12 major charts across the globe. To date, the three SMKC albums have now garnered 7 consecutive Top 10 Radio singles, spawned sold-out world tours, and have earned Slash and the band the best critical acclaim of their career with their latest album “Living The Dream” (2018).
In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Slash, the new SMKC album “4”, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on Gibson Records, the new label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. On February 11, 2022, Gibson will commemorate Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ first studio album with Gibson Records, with a limited–edition release of the Slash Les Paul Standard “4” Album Edition guitar and package. Only 250 Slash Les Paul Standard “4” Album Edition guitars will be available worldwide. The unique guitar package also features the new SMKC album “4” on vinyl, a “4” album guitar pick tin and “4” decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait.
Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators North American headlining tour officially begins February 8 in Portland, OR, and will hit 28 major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and more, before wrapping-up March 26 in Orlando, FL.
Slash ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators tour dates:
Tue Feb 8 The River Is Rising Tour At Roseland Theater Portland, Or, USA Wed Feb 9 The River Is Rising Tour At Paramount Theatre Seattle, Wa, USA Fri Feb 11 The River Is Rising Tour At Cache Creek Casino Brooks, Ca, USA Sat Feb 12 The River Is Rising Tour At The Warfield San Francisco, Ca, USA Tue Feb 15 The River Is Rising Tour At Arizona Federal Theatre Phoenix, Az, USA Wed Feb 16 The River Is Rising Tour At Harrah’s Southern California Valley Center, Ca, USA Fri Feb 18 The River Is Rising Tour At Youtube Theater Los Angeles, Ca, USA Sat Feb 19 The River Is Rising Tour At The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nv, USA Tue Feb 22 The River Is Rising Tour At Delta Hall Salt Lake City, Ut, USA Wed Feb 23 The River Is Rising Tour At Paramount Theatre Denver, Co, USA Fri Feb 25 The River Is Rising Tour At Arvest Bank Theatre Kansas City, Mo, USA Sat Feb 26 The River Is Rising Tour At Mystic Lake Casino Prior Lake, Mn, USA Mon Feb 28 The River Is Rising Tour At Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, Wi, USA Wed Mar 2 The River Is Rising Tour At The Riviera Theatre Chicago, Il, USA Fri Mar 4 The River Is Rising Tour At The Colosseum At Caesars Windsor Windsor, Canada Sat Mar 5 The River Is Rising Tour At The Vine At Del Lago Waterloo, Ny, USA Mon Mar 7 The River Is Rising Tour At House Of Blues Boston, Ma, USA Wed Mar 9 The River Is Rising Tour At The Fillmore Silver Spring, Md, USA Fri Mar 11 The River Is Rising Tour At Tropicana Atlantic City, Nj, USA Sat Mar 12 The River Is Rising Tour At Beacon Theatre New York, Ny, USA Mon Mar 14 The River Is Rising Tour At Dominion Energy Center Richmond, Va, USA Wed Mar 16 The River Is Rising Tour At Grand Ole Opry Nashville, Tn, USA Fri Mar 18 The River Is Rising Tour At Coca-cola Roxy Atlanta, Ga, USA Sat Mar 19 The River Is Rising Tour At Durham Performing Arts Center Durham, Nc, USA Mon Mar 21 The River Is Rising Tour At The Fillmore Charlotte, Nc, USA Wed Mar 23 The River Is Rising Tour At North Charleston Performing Arts Center North Charleston, Sc, USA Fri Mar 25 The River Is Rising Tour At Ruth Eckerd Hall Clearwater, Fl, USA Sat Mar 26 The River Is Rising Tour At Hard Rock Live Orlando, Fl, USA Sat May 21 Guns N’ Roses At Welcome To Rockville 2022 Daytona Beach, Fl, USA Sat Jun 4 Guns N’ Roses At Passeio Maritimo De Alges Oeiras, Portugal Tue Jun 7 Guns N’ Roses At Estadio Benito Villamarin Seville, Spain Sat Jun 11 Guns N’ Roses At Sweden Rock Festival Sölvesborg, Sweden Wed Jun 15 Guns N’ Roses At Forus Travbane Stavanger, Norway Sat Jun 18 Guns N’ Roses At Letnany Airport Hlavní Město Praha, Czech Republic Mon Jun 20 Guns N’ Roses At Pge Narodowy Warsaw, Poland Thu Jun 23 Guns N’ Roses At Stadspark Groningen, The Netherlands Tue Jun 28 Guns N’ Roses At Marlay Park Rathfarnham, Ireland Fri Jul 1 Guns N’ Roses At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, United Kingdom Sat Jul 2 Guns N’ Roses At Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, United Kingdom Tue Jul 5 Guns N’ Roses At Glasgow Green Saltmarket, United Kingdom Fri Jul 8 Guns N’ Roses At Olympiastadion Munich München, Germany Sun Jul 10 Guns N’ Roses At San Siro Stadium Milan, Italy Wed Jul 13 Guns N’ Roses At Ernst Happel Stadion Wien, Austria Fri Jul 15 Guns N’ Roses At Hdi Arena Hannover, Germany Thu Sep 8 Guns N’ Roses At Rock In Rio 2022 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Sat Oct 15 Guns N’ Roses At Xmatkuil Juntos Haremos Historia Granjas Mérida, Mexico Tue Oct 18 Guns N’ Roses At Estadio Akron El Bajio, Mexico Fri Oct 21 Guns N’ Roses At Estadio Ciudad De Los Deportes Mexico, Mexico Sun Oct 23 Guns N’ Roses At Estadio De Beisbol Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico Fri Nov 18 Guns N’ Roses At Optus Stadium Burswood, Australia Tue Nov 22 Guns N’ Roses At Suncorp Stadium Milton, Australia Thu Nov 24 Guns N’ Roses At Metricon Stadium Carrara, Australia Sun Nov 27 Guns N’ Roses At Stadium Australia Sydney Olympic Park, Australia Tue Nov 29 Guns N’ Roses At Adelaide Oval Adelaide, Australia Sat Dec 3 Guns N’ Roses At Melbourne Cricket Ground East Melbourne, Australia Thu Dec 8 Guns N’ Roses At Sky Stadium Wellington, New Zealand Sat Dec 10 Guns N’ Roses At Eden Park Auckland, New Zealand