Slash in Quebec City

Slash in Quebec City

The crowd was small at the The Agora, Port-de-Québec, last weekend, and the venue looked empty, with only 1,800 spectators present, but that didn’t stop the show being a great one.

The former Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist is used to playing in front of many thousands more people, the show originally due to have been staged at the Salle Albert-Rousseau.

The 47-year old guitarist is seen as a rock god and his two solo records launched in the last two years are far from being awful.

Slash and his accomplices: Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, could have, for all of the above reasons, decided to lip synch and be on automatic pilot. But this certainly was not the case.

The group wowed the audience with hits such as: Halo, Night Train, Ghost, Standing in the Sun, Back from Cali and a distinguished version of Guns ‘N’ Roses’ ‘My Michelle.’

Myles Kennedy, who has toured with Slash for two years, has an astonishing voice.

He is powerful and can reach high notes without any difficulty.

Kennedy’s talents, who is also a singer in the Alter Bridge Band, are a little less obvious.

He delivers the goods though, together with a smile while clearly having fun.
This is somewhat different from the unpredictable redhead from long ago.

A high leather hat sitting atop a load of curls, sporting shades, and jeans, the muscular Slash was the star of the show, but he didn’t take the entire spotlight.

The guitarist has style, a perfect look, and an attitude to match his job.

He controlled the wa-wa pedal perfectly and showed-off his dexterity with the strings, while reproducing his interpretation of the famous theme song from the movie The Godfather.

Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators also played many other songs from the Guns N’ Roses albums such as: Rocket Queen and You’re Crazy.

Slash and his friends saved the best for last, with the tune everyone was waiting for ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine.’

The crowd joined in.

The night ended with a crescendo of noise when ‘Paradise City’ was belted out.

In the first part of the show, the warm-up act, The Canadian Monster Truck Group, got the party started.

The group made up of Jon Harvey, Jeremy Widerman, Brandon Bliss, and Steve Kiely, all wore beards with long hair. This fitted in with the entire night, their crude rock coming straight from the 70’s.

It was astounding.
…………………………………………………. staff writer

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