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Slash to make splash here

23 Jun 2010

FORMER Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is slated to perform at the Surf Beach in Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. The Slash Live Concert on Aug 5 is brought here by low-cost carrier Firefly.

According to Firefly Sdn Bhd marketing and communications head Angelina Fernandez, this will be the carrier’s first-ever concert in Kuala Lumpur and the first of many concerts organised to promote Malaysia.

"This concert will give Slash fans here and abroad the opportunity to watch their idol performing live as well as enjoy the many wonders of Malaysia," said Angelina.

Slash (below) is acknowledged as one of the best guitarists around. He was ranked by Time Magazine as No.2 on its list of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time in August last year.

Born Saul Hudson, the 45-year-old is a British-born (naturalised American) musician who is best known as the former lead guitarist of the hard rock band, Guns N’ Roses, between 1985 and 1996.

After a falling-out with lead singer Axel Rose, Slash left the band to form the eponymous Slash’s Snakepit. He later co-founded another super band Velvet Revolver with his former bandmates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

He released his self-titled debut solo album in April this year.

Slash’s concert here will feature his own songs as well as tracks from Gun N’ Roses such as Sweet Child of Mine and Paradise City.

Firefly also plans to showcase local talents as opening acts. Guitarist Jaya Sepitar has already been confirmed for the Slash Live Concert while local singer Prema Yin might make the cut, according to concert promoter Wilson Teoh of Tangerine Dream.

Firefly has also scheduled special holiday packages for the Slash Live Concert which include hotel stays and concert tickets.

There are also special packages for fans who wish to book their flights on Malaysia Airlines flights coming through KLIA.

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