Velvet Revolver confirmed as special guest at KROQ’s ‘L.A. Invasion’

Creative sparks are flying every night when Velvet Revolver – one of rock’s most electrifying bands – take the stage on their in-progress major North American tour of outdoor amphitheatres with Alice In Chains supporting.  Armed with material from their three million seller ‘Contraband’ and the new and critically acclaimed ‘Libertad’ – a blast of “bruising hard-rock euphoria,” according to USA Today’s Edna Gundersen – the Grammy-winning band are that rarity in rock who play a brand of music that is smart, virtuosic and dangerous all at once.

In exciting news, Velvet Revolver – lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner – has just been confirmed as a special guest at KROQ’s massive “L.A. Invasion” Saturday, September 15 at the Home Depot Center, where they’ll perform along with such artists as The Smashing Pumpkins and Foo Fighters. 

On a day off from their tour, Velvet Revolver will appear on “The Late Show with David Letterman” Wednesday, August 22 for an exclusive television performance of the new album’s second single “The Last Fight.”

The melodically transcendent and emotionally cathartic “The Last Fight” is one of the songs inspired by the recent passing of Scott’s brother Michael.  In an August 3 interview with The Sun (UK newspaper), Scott explained: “Libertad is dedicated to Michael. It is a fitting album title as my brother was certainly searching for his own liberty and freedom up to the way he died.  I was really angry at him at first, for my parents and our family but I was able to channel this anger and grief into songs as ‘The Last Fight’ and ‘For A Brother.’  It made me come to terms with how sad I was.”

‘Libertad’ (RCA Records), released July 3, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart amidst a field of rap, pop and country music.  The album’s first single, “She Builds Quick Machines,” has been dominating the rock charts, hitting the Top 3 at Active Rock and Top 4 at Mainstream Rock. 

Velvet Revolver Tickets are now available at M&C’s Ticket Database. Tour dates include:

Date         City                      Venue
Fri 8/17     Holmdel, NJ               PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat 8/18     Wantagh, NY               Nikon @ Jones Beach
Mon 8/20     Camden, NJ                Tweeter Center @ The Waterfront
Tue 8/21     Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena
Thu 8/23     Saratoga Springs, NY      Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Fri 8/24     Scranton, PA              Toyota Pavilion @ Montage Mtn.
Sat 8/25     Atlantic City, NJ         Borgata Hotel & Casino
Mon 8/27     Clarkston, MI             DTE Energy Music Theatre
Tue 8/28     Tinley Park, IL           First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Wed 8/29     St. Paul, MN              Xcel Energy Center
Fri 9/7      Vancouver, BC             Pacific Coliseum
Sat 9/8      George, WA                Gorge Amphitheatre
Sun 9/9      Portland, OR              Amphitheater @ Clark County
Tue 9/11     Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara Bowl
Wed 9/12     Fresno, CA                Selland Arena
Fri 9/14     Concord, CA               Concord Pavilion
Sat 9/15     Carson, CA                Home Depot Center (KROQ “L.A. Invasion”)
Sun 9/16     Chula Vista, CA           Coors Amphitheatre
Tue 9/18     Phoenix, AZ               Cricket Pavilion
Thu 9/20     Sacramento, CA            Sleep Train Amphitheater
Fri 9/21     Las Vegas, NV             Mandalay Bay
Sat 9/22     Tucson, AZ                Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
Mon 9/24     Denver, CO                Coors Amphitheatre
Tue 9/25     Albuquerque, NM           Journal Pavilion
Thu 9/27     Dallas, TX                Smirnoff Music Centre
Fri 9/28     Houston, TX               Woodlands Pavilion
Tue 10/2     Birmingham, AL            Verizon Wireless Music Center
Wed 10/3     Atlanta, GA               HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Fri 10/5     Mobile, AL                Bayfest
Sat 10/6     Tampa, FL                 Ford Amphitheatre
Sun 10/7     West Palm Beach, FL       Sound Advice Amphitheatre
Tue 10/9     Memphis, TN               Snowden Grove Amphitheatre
Thu 10/11    Merrillville, IN          Star Plaza Theater
Sun 10/14    Winnipeg, MT              MTS Center
Mon 10/15    Saskatoon, SK             Credit Union Centre
Tue 10/16    Edmonton, AB              Rexall Place

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