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"I thought it would be cool to get some people I know who were appropriate for each song, like I did on my self-titled album in 2010." (Slash)

Slash, who had wanted to record a blues album for a long time, reunited with two of his former Blues Ball bandmates, bassist Johnny Griparic and keyboardist Teddy Andreadis, and enlisted drummer Michael Jerome and singer/guitarist Tash Neal. The group went into a rehearsal room in North Hollywood and began hashing out soulful, rollicking takes on classic songs. Some of the songs, like "The Pusher" (Steppenwolf), "Key To The Highway" (Charlie Segar) and "Born Under A Bad Sign" (Albert King) had been performed by Slash's Blues Ball on tour in the '90s.

After jamming together for a few weeks, the group recorded the instrumental tracks over a week in the spring of 2023 at East West Studios and Snakepit Studio in Los Angels which saw Slash reteaming with storied producer Mike Clink. Everything was played live in the room, with an emphasis on improvisation. In the months that followed, Slash enlisted and recorded the album's diverse guest vocalists, who include Brian Johnson, Billy Gibbons, Dorothy Martin, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Demi Lovato or Beth Hart. The album, titled "Orgy Of The Damned", is released in May 2024 and is a collection of 12 blues covers.

Slash then brought S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival to tour across North America throughout summer 2024. S.E.R.P.E.N.T. is an anagram and stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N' Tolerance. Joining Slash and his bandmates at various stops on the tour were Warren Haynes Band, Keb' Mo', Larkin Poe, Christone Ingram, Samantha Fish, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph, Eric Gales and Jackie Venson.

Band members

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Produced by Mike Clink and released in May 2024

1. The Pusher (with Chris Robinson)
2. Crossroads (with Gary Clark Jr.)
3. Hoochie Coochie Man (with Billy Gibbons)
4. Oh Well (with Chris Stapleton)
5. Key To The Highway (with Dorothy)
6. Awful Dream (with Iggy Pop)
7. Born Under A Bad Sign (with Paul Rodgers)
8. Papa Was A Rolling Stone (with Demi Lovato)
9. Killing Floor (with Brian Johnson)
10. Living For The City (with Tash Neal)
11. Stormy Day (with Beth Hart)
12. Metal Chesnut

Concerts & shows

Jul 5, 2024 Bonner U.S.A. KettleHouse Amphitheater
Jul 6, 2024 Airway Heights U.S.A. Northern Quest Amphitheater
Jul 8, 2024 Redmond U.S.A. Marymoor Park
Jul 10, 2024 Bend U.S.A. Hayden Homes Amphitheater
Jul 12, 2024 Lincoln U.S.A. Thunder Valley Casino
Jul 13, 2024 Los Angeles U.S.A. Greek Theatre
Jul 14, 2024 Tucson U.S.A. Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
Jul 17, 2024 Denver U.S.A. The Mission Ballroom
Jul 19, 2024 La Vista U.S.A. The Astro Amphitheater
Jul 21, 2024 Terre Haute U.S.A. The Mill
Jul 22, 2024 Cincinnati U.S.A. Riverbend
Jul 24, 2024 Interlochen U.S.A. Interlochen Center
Jul 25, 2024 Huber Heights U.S.A. Rose Music Center
Jul 27, 2024 Windsor Canada The Colosseum
Jul 28, 2024 Toronto Canada Budweiser Stage
Jul 30, 2024 Lewiston U.S.A. Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
Aug 1, 2024 Boston U.S.A. Leader Bank Pavilion
Aug 4, 2024 New York U.S.A. Pier 17
Aug 5, 2024 Bethlehem U.S.A. Musikfest
Aug 7, 2024 Cary U.S.A. Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Aug 8, 2024 Atlanta U.S.A. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre
Aug 10, 2024 Clearwater U.S.A. The Sound
Aug 11, 2024 St. Augustine U.S.A. St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Aug 13, 2024 Huntsville U.S.A. The Orion Amphitheater
Aug 14, 2024 Franklin U.S.A. FirstBank Amphitheater
Aug 16, 2024 Bentonville U.S.A. The Momentary
Aug 17, 2024 Grand Prairie U.S.A. Texas Trust Theatre
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