“A celebration of unity and togetherness in these unsure and divisive instances”: Slash broadcasts the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. touring blues competition – set to characteristic Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Larkin Poe, Eric Gales and Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

“A celebration of unity and togetherness in these unsure and divisive instances”: Slash broadcasts the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. touring blues competition – set to characteristic Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Larkin Poe, Eric Gales and Christone ‘Kingfish’ Ingram

Slash unveiled his new blues album, Orgy of the Damned, final Friday and right now has introduced that its launch might be adopted by a 27-date touring “blues competition” tour.

The dates kick off on July 5 in Bonner, MT and run till August 17 in Grand Prairie, TX. Whereas not each artist will characteristic at each date, the tour is about to incorporate a rotating solid of killer blues gamers, together with Warren Haynes, Keb’ Mo’, Larkin Poe, Christone ‘Kingish’ Ingram, Samantha Fish, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph, Eric Gales, and Jackie Venson. 

After which in fact, Slash himself might be acting at each date, alongside his Orgy of the Damned Blues Band, which incorporates guitarist/vocalist Tash Neal. 

Slash SERPENT festival poster

(Picture credit score: Slash)

The title S.E.R.P.E.N.T. is reportedly an anagram for ‘Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance’ and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket bought will go in the direction of supporting a number of charities, together with The Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, The Greenlining Institute, and Warfare Youngster.

“The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. tour is a celebration of blues and rock ‘n’ roll music, and a celebration of unity and togetherness in these unsure and divisive instances,” says Slash. 

“S.E.R.P.E.N.T is a car to assist assist and uplift individuals and communities affected by the injustices of racism and equal rights violations, in addition to to assist kids adversely affected by struggle and poverty the world over. 

“So, we’re contributing a portion of each ticket and VIP package deal bought from the tour to these ends. S.E.R.P.E.N.T. will even present an surroundings the place of us can get collectively for a day of nice music and hang around and have a superb time.”

Slash debuted the primary single from Orgy of the Damned – a romping tackle Howlin’ Wolf’s Killing Ground, that includes AC/DC vocalist Brian Johnson and harmonica from Steven Tyler – alongside the album announcement final week.

It got here accompanied by a video clip wherein Slash modified up his standard Gibson Les Paul for an ES-335. The remainder of the album reportedly options loads of new firm, too, with visitor slots from Gary Clark Jr., Billy Gibbons, Demi Lovato, Beth Hart, and Paul Rodgers.

For extra info, on the competition dates, head to the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. site.

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