Having announced they will release their new album, Living The Dream on 21st September, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have unleashed the first single from the album in the form of “Driving Rain”.

“This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Firetour,” explains Slash. “It’s a cool guitar part we ran through, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.”

Myles Kennedy adds, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the road–it could be a musician, and it could be a traveling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home. She’s miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day.”

The group have announced they’ll kick off a U.S. headlining tour beginning the 13th September 2018 in Los Angeles.

Tour Dates:

09/13 – Los Angeles – Whisky A Go Go
09/15 – Phoenix – The Van Buren
09/16 – Del Mar – KAABOO Music Festival
09/18 – Salt Lake City – The Depot
09/19 – Denver – Fillmore Auditorium
09/21 – Tulsa – Paradise Cove Margaritaville
09/22 – Thackerville – WinStar World Casino
09/24 – Austin – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
09/26 – Houston – House of Blues
09/28 – Louisville – Louder Than Life Festival
09/29 – New Buffalo – Four Winds Casino Resort
10/01 – Montclair – Wellmont Theater
10/02 – Silver Spring – The Fillmore Silver Spring
10/04 – Rama – Casino Rama
10/05 – New York – Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport
10/06 – Uncasville – Mohegan Sun / Wolf’s Den
10/09 – Huntington – The Paramount
10/10 – Philadelphia – Electric Factory
10/11 – Boston – House of Blues
10/14 – Sacramento – Aftershock Festival


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