Live Review: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – Birmingham

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Live Review: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
30th March 2024
Support: Mammoth WVH
Words & Photos: Tim Finch

Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, set the Resorts World Arena in Birmingham ablaze with a night of electrifying rock on the opening night of the UK leg of their tour, supported by Mammoth WVH. The evening was a celebration of legendary riffs, powerful vocals, and undeniable energy that left the audience roaring for more.

Kicking off the night, Mammoth WVH unleashed a sonic assault with a setlist packed with punchy tracks. Songs like ‘Another Celebration at the End of the World’ and ‘You're to Blame’ showcased the band's raw talent and ability to captivate the crowd. Wolfgang himself now a seasoned veteran, and it shows. Infectious energy and tight musicianship, Mammoth WVH set the stage on fire, warming up the audience for the main event. All too often Mammoth are touring as a support act (and they’ll cross our path again in May with Metallica) We only hope they soon book in the headline tour they deserve.

Photo Credit: Tim Finch Photography

As the lights dimmed and the anticipation reached its peak, Slash, Myles Kennedy, and the Conspirators exploded onto the stage, opening their set with the powerful ‘The River Is Rising’. From the first chord, it was evident that the night would be nothing short of epic, Slash showcasing his talent, such skill that seems him at the peak of the guitar gid mountain.

The setlist was a rollercoaster ride of hits and deep cuts, showcasing the breadth of Slash's catalog and the versatility of the band. Tracks like ‘Driving Rain’ and ‘Halo’ had the crowd headbanging in unison, while the soulful ‘Avalon’ provided a moment of calm amidst the chaos.

Photo Credit: Tim Finch Photography

Myles Kennedy's vocals soared effortlessly throughout the night, commanding the stage with his unparalleled range and magnificent delivery. Slash's guitar wizardry was on full display, with blistering solos that left jaws on the floor and fingers itching for more.

Special moments included Todd Kerns taking the vocals for a stirring rendition of Lenny Kravitz's ‘Always on the Run’, whilst the spine-tingling cover of Elton John's ‘Rocket Man’ during the encore was the icing on the cake.

Photo Credit: Tim Finch Photography

As the final notes of ‘Anastasia’ echoed through the arena, it was clear that Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators had left their mark on Birmingham. With a night of unforgettable music and unparalleled talent, they proved once again why they are rock icons.

Photo Credit: Tim Finch Photography

Photo credits: Tim Finch Photography

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