Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy - The Conspirators
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Live Show Review
Sept. 27, 2015 The Fillmore Detroit
Review and All Photos © Eric DiRezze of 6of6photography exclusively for FullMetalRock.com
Rock guitar legend Slash lit up The Fillmore Detroit this past Sunday night. Along with his band of brothers, singer Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) and 'the Conspirators'— Todd Kerns (bass, backing vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)-- The World On Fire Tour, is in support of the former Guns 'N Roses guitarists 3rd solo album, (2nd full studio album with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators).
This night of the tour featured The Last Internationale. Having already opened for legends like Robert Plant, Neil Young and The Who in the UK, vocalist/bassist Delila Paz, guitarist Edgey Pires and drummer Brad Wilk (of Rage Against the Machine fame) certainly did their job warming up the crowd with their raw blend of folk based blues/rock. Definitely worth checking out if they're on the bill in your town.
In between sets, you could almost feel the anticipation building as the time for the nights main attraction drew closer.... Finally the lights dimmed and The Fillmore roared. The Conspirators take to the stage and Slash emerges stage left in his signature top hat, sunglasses, leather pants, and sneakers. Myles Kennedy, calm, cool & collective, carefully approaches the mic stand at center stage just in time to hit the first line of "You're A Lie" (Apocalyptic Love). They keep the momentum going and delve right into the classic Guns N' Roses tune "Night Train" which really got the crowd amped up.
SMKC powered through a 2 hour set which included material from Slash's expansive catalog spanning from his days with GNR to Velvet Revolver to his more recent solo material on SLASH, Apocalyptic Love, and 2014's World On Fire. The solo material (songs such as: "You're A Lie", "World On Fire" and "Bent To Fly") were well received but it was the 'classics': "Rocket Queen", "Sweet Child O' Mine" & "Welcome to the Jungle" that really ignited the crowd. Even some folks in the balcony were on their feet, dancin' around at their seats. At one point, Myles Kennedy even took a moment to acknowledge that fact and thanked them for their participation saying it was entertaining for them as well. Perhaps it was SMKC who needed to be thanked as the crowd was only reciprocating that same energy.
Throughout the set when Myles wasn't captivating the audience with his powerful voice, he would direct them, like an enthusiastic conductor, to clap along or challenge them to sing a melody he would throw their way. Dashing and weaving around the stage, or jumping off of the drum riser Slash still hit note after note. With each guitar solo, he would take his 'signature stance'~ holding his sunburst Les Paul guitar upright~ as his fingers move hurriedly across the fret board.
Bassist Todd Kerns took over lead vocal duties on “Dr. Alibi” (which features Lemmy Kilmister on the first Slash solo album) and the GNR anthem, “Welcome to the Jungle”, which I thought he executed exceptionally well. It was during songs/performances like this that really showcased the tight musicianship and talents that Sidoris, Fitz and Kerns really have. Equally as important, you can tell that these guys love what they do as they appeared to be having as much fun as the fans were.
The night concluded with the Velvet Revolver hit "Slither" and a memorable encore in “Paradise City”. At the start of which, fans helped drummer Brent Fitz out by clapping and cheering to the beat... just as the tempo picks up towards the end, two CO2 canons on either side of the stage blasted off raining white confetti down onto the crowd. The atmosphere was electric to say the least and really encapsulated what a real rock ‘n’ roll show is all about.
You're A Lie
Standing in the Sun
Back From Cali
You Could Be Mine
Welcome to the Jungle
Beneath the Savage Sun
Bent to Fly
World on Fire
Sweet Child O' Mine
"World On Fire" 2015 Tour Dates:
SEP 30 PIERE'S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER FORT WAYNE, IN
OCT 02 PARAGON CASINO MARKSVILLE, LA
OCT 03 NEW DAISY MEMPHIS, TN
OCT 04 LOUDER THAN LIFE LOUISVILLE, KY
OCT 07 MILL CITY NIGHTS MINNEAPOLIS, MN
OCT 09 GREY EAGLE RESORT AND CASINO ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, CANADA
OCT 10 NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM EDMONTON, CANADA
OCT 12 QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE VANCOUVER, CANADA
OCT 13 MOORE THEATER SEATTLE, WA
OCT 15 THE DEPOT SALT LAKE CITY, UT
OCT 16 FILLMORE AUDITORIUM DENVER, CO
OCT 18 WARFIELD THEATER SAN FRANCISCO, CA
OCT 20 WILD HORSE PASS HOTEL AND CASINO CHANDLER, AZ
OCT 21 HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM, CA
OCT 23 HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM LOS ANGELES, CA
OCT 24 PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO - INDDOR THEATER TEMECULA, CA
NOV 07 MTVI XTREME MUMBAI, INDIA
NOV 14 MTVI XTREME BANGALORE, INDIA
NOV 18 BUDAPEST ARENA BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
NOV 19 SMALL SPORT HALL (MALA SPORTOVNI HALL) PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
NOV 20 ATLAS ARENA LODZ, POLAND
NOV 22 PRIME CLUB MINSK, BELARUS
NOV 24 MOSCOW RAY JUST ARENA MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
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