Slash Keeps ‘Living The Dream’ In Denver

 

Myles Kennedy and Slash might be the busiest people in rock and roll today. Myles is both the vocalist for Alter Bridge and also released his first solo album this titled Year Of The Spider. Slash has been busy touring the world in 2018 with Guns N’ Roses on their hugely succesfull Not In This Lifetime Tour. They return together again as Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators having just released today (September 21) their third album Living The Dream.  The Living The Dream Tour is underway and made a tour stop in Denver, Colorado at the Fillmore Auditorium Wednesday night September 19.

Los Angeles based Dirty Honey opened the show with a powerful blues flavored set led by vocalist Marc LaBelle.  The four-piece are heavily are influenced by giants Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, and AC/DC. They even masterfully performed a cover Aerosmith’s “Last Child” to the crowds enjoyment.

Wearing his trademark black top-hat, Les Paul, and sunglasses, Slash and his entire band jetted onstage and ripped right into the set opener “Avalon”. The band wasted no time as they broke into “Halo” and “Standing In The Sun” from Apocalyptic Love. If you were a fan holding out to hear a string of Guns N’ Roses songs you would be disappointed. The set gloriously focused on songs that have spanned all three solo albums including his 2010 self-titled album featuring different vocalists on every song.  The twenty-one song set featured five new songs blended flawlessly around others including “Driving Rain”, “Mind Your Manners”, and just released “My Antidote”.

Slash, Kennedy, and The Conspirators are loaded with chemistry and a driving force together live . Kennedy possesses an amazing vocal range and flawlessly hit the high octaves while jokingly interacting with the crowd.  Kennedy handed the mic over to bassist Todd Kerns who enthusiastically sang “Dr. Alibi” originally featuring Motorhead’s Lemmy on vocals. To my surprise the band inserted “Rocket Queen” into the set and fans warmly welcomed this GN’R classic as Slash jaw dropped a ten minute masterfully assembled guitar solo. Drummer Brent Fitz and rhythm guitarist Frank Sidorist collectively delivered the swagger, smiles, and added vivacity to round out the bands live performance. Slash is still a master at his craft continuing to write and entertain audiences all over the world.

Photos and review by Jason Bullinger