Rock supergroup Kings of Chaos is set to electrify South Africa when they bring their unmatched energy and sound to the country on Friday and Saturday June 7 and 8 at the Grand Arena.
Vocalist Sebastian Bach formally of Skid Row, who was originally included in the South African line-up, will be replaced by Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge on the South African tour it was announced earlier this week.
Originally formed in 2012 as Matt Sorum’s Rock n Roll All Stars, the group’s name was recently changed to Kings of Chaos. While the band has a core group of members such as Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan, all originally from Guns n Roses, and Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, they are regularly joined by guest musicians from other rock bands. Eight original musicians from bands such as Guns n Roses, Def Leppard, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Deep Purple, Collective Soul and now Alter Bridge, will perform together as Kings of Chaos in South Africa, with renowned guitarist Slash performing with the group for the very first time.
Myles Kennedy was, for the longest time, music’s best kept secret. Aside from being one of the best vocalists in music, he is also renowned as a guitarist and songwriter.
He is best known for his work in the acclaimed rock band Alter Bridge, as well as being the lead vocalist in Slash’s solo project, ‘Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators’.
When Guns n Roses were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Myles Kennedy was chosen as the vocalist to front the band in the live performance on the night.
Slash is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and his mastery of the guitar is evidenced in his signature riffs on Guns n Roses’ rock anthems like ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’. In addition to being an original member of Guns n Roses, he also successfully formed and performed in super group Velvet Revolver, and currently tours the world with his hugely successful solo project. Slash has amassed album sales in excess of 100-million copies, a Grammy award, seven Grammy nominations and countless other accolades.
* Tickets are between R375 and R700 and can be booked at Computicket.