Slash to stick to guns in Edmonton

Slash GigCity EdmontonThe man as famous for the hair in his eyes and the outrageous hat atop as his furious guitar shredding is making a triumphant return to Edmonton.

Slash – no last name needed – and his new band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will play the Jubilee Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 10 as part of his “World on Fire” tour, named for the new album of the same name.

Tickets are $35 to $50 and go on sale Friday. The presale begins Wednesday.

Slash and His Conspirators are also touring in support of their new DVD, Live at the Roxy, which was recorded live at the Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in Hollywood, from whence his famous band, Guns N’ Roses, was spawned. Fans also know well the guitarist’s other post-Gunner band, Velvet Revolver (again a name pairing a deadly weapon with something soft). Add in the entire song catalogue of Guns N’ Roses – from Sweet Child O’ Mine to Paradise City – and we have a high expectation of a well-rounded show containing equal measures of nostalgia and fresh meat. The title track of World on Fire definitely maintains Slash’s raison d’etre, Consider this: He’s been doing this for 30 years and hasn’t deviated one iota from either his flambouyant playing style or distinctive image. You have a love a guy who sticks to his … er, guns.