Slash and his band, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, will perform their new single Driving Rain this Wednesday, September 12 on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Tune-in tomorrow night (Sept. 12th) to watch the episode airing at 11:35PM (ET/PT)/10:35PM (CT) on ABC TV. Watch the video below.

Listen to the previously song, Mind Your Manners, here.

Living The Dream–due out September 21th through Slash’s Snakepit Records (a partnership w/Roadrunner Records)–is the new full-length offering from the group which, in addition to Slash and singer Myles Kennedy, also includes bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and, making his recorded debut after several years of live work with The Conspirators, rhythm guitarist Frank Sidoris. Slash and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus) for their third album resulting in the band’s strongest collective statement to date following World on Fire and 2012’s Apocalyptic Love. From the barnstorming, high-octane riffery of opener Call of the Wild to the wah-drenched funk rock of Read Between the Lines, the haunting majesty of Lost Inside the Girl to the swaggering deep-in-the-pocket Seventies grooves of Serve You Right, to the stately, quasi-classical melodic themes of The Great Pretender, Living The Dream packs a compendium of sounds and styles into 12 tightly arranged and sharply executed tracks, all of it shot through with Slash’s trademark electrifying and dynamic riffing and high-wire, lyrical solos.

“It’s a natural progression from World on Fire, for sure,” Slash says of the new album. “I think it has a little more diversity–some of the ideas are not really what I would consider to be predictable.” At the same time, he adds, “The record is also a bit more structured, with songs that are shorter and more to the point than last time.”

Kennedy concurs, “I don’t know that there are as many of those sort of ‘epic sonic journeys’ that we took on the last record,” he says. “Although there are songs that take you on a trip, like Lost Inside the Girl. But overall a lot of these songs–things like My Antidote, Read Between the Lines, Slow Grind–they’re pretty precise statements, and they definitely fall in line with the type of sound we’re known for. There’s a certain type of sonic calling card that we’ve developed over the years, and you can hear it front and center on this record.”

“It’s just a snapshot of where we’re at,” Slash continues, summing up Living The Dream. “Which is what we’re going for with each new album–to be present in what we’re doing and come up with something that is representative of and reflects this moment in time.”

On Thursday, September 13th, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators will begin their North American headlining tour at The Whisky in Los Angeles and will visit 20 major cities including New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC (Silver Spring, MD), Chicago (New Buffalo, MI), Dallas (Thackerville, OK), Austin, Houston, and more before ending October 16 back in Los Angeles. In early 2019, the group will launch a European Tour in February and March before returning to the U.S. All tickets for the fall and winter SMKC tour are available at

Tour dates:


13-Whisky A Go Go Los Angeles, CA
15 The Van Buren Phonenix, AZ
16 KAABOO Music Festival Del Mar, CA
18 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
19 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
21 Paradise Cove Margaritaville Tulsa, OK
22 Winstar World Casino Thackerville, OK (Dallas)
24 Walter Creek Ampitheater Austin, TX Stubb’s
26 House Of Blues Houston, TX
28 Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY
29 Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo, MI


1 Wellmont Theatre Montclair, NJ
2 Fillmore Silver Spring, MD
4 Casino Rama Rama, Canada
5 Pier 17 at South Street Seaport New York, NY
6 Mohegan Sun Uncasville, CT
9 Paramount Huntington, NY
10 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
11 House Of Blues Boston, MA
14 Aftershock Sacramento, CA
16 Los Angeles, CA The Palladium

Living The Dream song list:

1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts

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  • Doug R. on

    I don’t like Jimmy Kimmel, and I don’t like ABC, so I’ll pass.

    • Dana on


    • Doug R. on

      Tomorrow night I’ll be Heading Out To The Highway Star in Jacksonville to see Purple Priest! 😉 Cheers!!

    • Dana on

      Hopefully, they “Deliver The Goods”….Enjoy!

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