American blues-rock guitarist Slash brought his band in Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC this weekend behind his latest album in 2018’s Living The Dream.
SoCal rockers Joyous Wolf started things off with a fiery performance that showcased their seventies-meets-nineties diesel veined sound. Lead singer Nick Reese darted like chain lightning around the stage, with a blend of moves resembling Jagger, Weiland, and Iggy shining through. They were solid and I encourage everyone to keep an eye on them.
Slash and co. were a solid alliance of music mastery. Each one took their moment to shine at the forefront showcasing their instrumental prowess; guitar, drums, bass, and those killer Kennedy vocals.
I’ve seen Slash and Myles perform together a half a dozen times or so, and they get better with each tour. They are jovial with one another, a smile glowing from both, between songs.
The set was a good mix of new and old Slash solo songs but also included a cover of Guns N’ Roses song Night Train. It was met with raucous applause from the audience.
Slash carries just enough badass attitude with while performing. He isn’t some holier-than-though rock god, lording over his disciples. He is up there having fun and enjoying the night with his fans.
Thank you to the bands and their teams for a great night out.
Slash setlist: The Call of the Wild Halo Standing in the Sun Apocalyptic Love Back From Cali (Slash song) My Antidote Serve You Right Boulevard of Broken Hearts Shadow Life We’re All Gonna Die (Slash song) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals) Doctor Alibi (Slash song) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals) The One You Loved Is Gone Wicked Stone (with extended Slash guitar solo) Mind Your Manners Driving Rain By the Sword (Slash song) Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses cover) Starlight (Slash song) You’re a Lie World on Fire (with band introductions and extended solos)