New from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators: Stream the Rowdy “Call Off the Dogs,” from ‘4’ LP Out 2/11


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On Feb. 11, Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators will release their new album, 4, the first release on Gibson Records after the guitar company announced its new endeavor back in July.

“Call Off the Dogs” is a song that was made available Friday as a preview of the record. Featuring a snarling lead riff from Slash and Kennedy’s dramatic vocals, it’s a high-energy anthem for the masses. Stream it below:

Said Slash of the tune: “This one was written pretty much on the fly, and in the spirit of the energy of the whole album 4. You can’t overthink something like this song because it kills the spirit. When we got into pre-production, ‘Call Off The Dogs’ came together fairly quickly – just jam it and that’s basically it. And it was probably the last thing that we recorded in the studio.”

And Kennedy: “’Call Off The Dogs’ has that up-tempo vibe that helps elevate a record in a lot of ways, especially for rock fans. They want those songs. We needed a chorus section for it, so I messed with it a bit and sent it to Slash, and he took it to the next level and made it his own. Lyrically, it’s about that point where you wave the white flag and give in to someone after being pursued relentlessly.”

The new album, 4, so named as the fourth collaborative album between Slash, vocalist Kennedy and the Conspirators, is the follow-up to 2018’s Living the Dream.

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“The River is Rising” is another pre-release track:

The celebrated guitarist known for his unmistakable presence in GnR, his years of high-profile status as a key artist in the extended Gibson family, his solo career and previous work with Kennedy and the Conspirators, said this in a statement of the new deal with Gibson:

“It’s an honor to be the first release on the new Gibson Records. It’s a zenith in our partnership for sure and having worked so closely with Gibson for so long, I know they will be a label that genuinely supports their artists creatively. Not just me, but all the artists they choose to work with. It’s perfect.”

And of the album itself:

“It has a very spontaneous, fun kind of thing to it, and I love that,” Slash said in a statement. “It’s the sound of the five of us just jamming together in one room.”

The album’s track listing:

1. “The River is Rising”
2. “Whatever Gets You By”
3. “C’est La Vie”
4. “The Path Less Followed”
5. “Actions Speak Louder Than Words”
6. “Spirit Love”
7. “Fill My World”
8. “April Fool”
9. “Call Off the Dogs”
10. “Fall Back to Earth”

Catch Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators on a big tour in support of the record, beginning in early February. Los Angeles rockers Dead Sara will open a handful of dates (as designated below):

TUE 2/8 PORTLAND, OR ROSELAND THEATER (with Dead Sara)
WED 2/9 SEATTLE, WA THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE (with Dead Sara)
FRI 2/11 BROOKS, CA CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
SAT 2/12 SAN FRANCISCO, CA THE WARFIELD (with Dead Sara)
TUE 2/15 PHOENIX, AZ ARIZONA FEDERAL THEATRE (with Dead Sara)
WED 2/16 VALLEY CENTER, CA HARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CA (with Dead Sara)
FRI 2/18 LOS ANGELES, CA YOUTUBE THEATER (with Dead Sara)
SAT 2/19 LAS VEGAS, NV THEATER AT VIRGIN HOTELS (with Dead Sara)
TUE 2/22 SALT LAKE CITY, UT DELTA HALL -ECCLES THEATER (with Dead Sara)
WED 2/23 DENVER, CO PARAMOUNT THEATRE (with Dead Sara)
FRI 2/25 KANSAS CITY, MO ARVEST BANK THEATRE-THE MIDLAND
SAT 2/26 PRIOR LAKE, MN MYSTIC LAKE CASINO-MYSTIC SHOWROOM
MON 2/28 MILWAUKEE, WI RIVERSIDE THEATER
WED 3/2 CHICAGO, IL THE RIVIERA THEATRE
FRI 3/4 WINDSOR, ON CAESARS WINDSOR-THE COLOSSEUM
SAT 3/5 WATERLOO, NY THE VINE @ DEL LAGO RESORT
MON 3/7 BOSTON, MA HOUSE OF BLUES
WED 3/9 SILVER SPRING, MD THE FILLMORE -SILVER SPRING
FRI 3/11 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ TROPICANA-ATLANTIC CITY
SAT 3/12 NEW YORK, NY BEACON THEATRE
MON 3/14 RICHMOND, VA DOMINION ENERGY CENTER
WED 3/16 NASHVILLE, TN GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE
FRI 3/18 ATLANTA, GA COCA COLA ROXY
SAT 3/19 DURHAM, NC DURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
MON 3/21 CHARLOTTE, NC THE FILLMORE-CHARLOTTE
WED 3/23 CHARLESTON, SC N. CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
FRI 3/25 CLEARWATER, FL RUTH ECKERD HALL
SAT 3/26 ORLANDO, FL HARD ROCK LIVE – ORLANDO



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