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Legendary Rock Icon SLASH Arrives For Concert in KL

Slash Makes Good Music Sounds Great

PETALING JAYA - August 4, 2010 – Dato’ Eddy Leong, Managing Director of Firefly, Your Community Airline, and YB Dato’ Dr. James Dawos Mamit, Deputy Minister of Tourism, today proudly presented at a press conference the legendary rock icon Slash who will rock Malaysian fans in a concert on Thursday, August 5 at 7.00 p.m. at the Surf Beach @ Sunway Lagoon.

In welcoming Slash, Eddy said, “This Slash Live in Kuala Lumpur 2010 concert is a concrete symbol of our excellent strategic collaboration and partnership with Tourism Malaysia. With more of this kind of community engagement, Firefly is poised to be a driver for tourism and economic growth in the region, and together, we can attract arrivals of tourists into the country. We hope to play a significant part in the growth and development of tourism industry in the country.”

“It is indeed very exciting to see Firefly showcase one of the most talented rock artists in the world. This concert will certainly give Slash fans not just around the nation but those living in the region, the best opportunity to see this legendary entertainer performing live, and simultaneously enjoy the beautiful touristic spots that Malaysia has to offer. Firefly has shown an excellent example by embarking on this partnership with Tourism Malaysia to attract arrivals of tourists to our shores. We would like to thank Firefly for the playing a positive role developing the tourism country through entertainment,” said Dr. James.

Slash, a founding member of the Guns N’ Roses, had flown into Kuala Lumpur today at 2.10 pm from Jakarta with his 13-strong entourage after performing to a two sell-out concerts in Indonesia. Upon their arrival, the entourage had been given welcoming garlands with a truly Malaysian hospitality by four girls in different costumes representing the different composition of our 1-Malaysia.

Legendary guitar hero Saul "Slash" Hudson (Guns 'N Roses, Velvet Revolver) had released his debut solo album with a little help from his friends and former band mates of the Appetite for Destruction era Guns 'N Roses, as well as a diverse cast of music legends. Dominated by heavy riffs and passionate solos, Slash's first solo album has seen nothing but success, air play, and positive reviews.

While keeping true to his hard rock roots, Slash music has a variety of rock genres ranging from Punk Rock to Hip Hop with each song having something in common - a powerful guitar rhythm delivered with precision and in perfect harmony with the vocalist's voice.

His performance will be backed by an all-star band including vocalist Myles Kennedy, guitarist extraordinaire Robert Schneck, Todd Kerns on bass, and drummer Brent Fitz.

Tickets for the concert are still available online at or call the official ticketing agent Fatdeal at 03-7862 2000. Tickets are also available at all Firefly Airport Ticketing Offices (ATO) and City Ticketing Offices (CTO).

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