SLASH’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival tour supports charities and begins in July

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Following the announcement of his highly anticipated sixth solo album Orgy of the Damned, due out May 17 on Gibson Records, the iconic, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist and songwriter SLASH, has confirmed a North American tour in celebration of the Blues this summer. SLASH’s newly announced S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival, an anagram that stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance will include a date at The BayCare Sound on Saturday, August 10 at 6:30 pm. SLASH has curated an all-star Blues lineup to join him on the inaugural S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival this summer, including ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph, and more to be announced. On all dates, SLASH will perform alongside his Blues band featuring bassist Johnny Griparic, keyboardist Teddy ‘ZigZag’ Andreadis, drummer Michael Jerome, and singer/guitarist Tash Neal. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 am. For a complete list of tour dates and more information, including VIP packages, please visit

Robert Randolph. Photo by Chyrisse.

SLASH formed the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival which stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance to bring fans together to celebrate the spirit of the Blues, and to perform with other Blues artists he admires who share his love of the genre. SLASH also has a strong desire to give back to charities that he has supported over the years, as well as to help lift marginalized communities that share his restorative focus of elevating lives for the benefit of all. A portion of the proceeds from each VIP package and S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival ticket sold will directly benefit the following charities that SLASH has selected The Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, The Greenlining Institute, and War Child. S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival has partnered with PLUS1.ORG to support these charitable endeavors.


The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. tour is a celebration of blues and rock ‘n’ roll music, and a celebration of unity and togetherness in these uncertain and divisive times,” says SLASH. “S.E.R.P.E.N.T is a vehicle to help support and uplift people and communities suffering from the injustices of racism and equal rights violations, as well as to support children adversely affected by war and poverty across the world. So, we are contributing a portion of every ticket and VIP package sold from the tour to those ends. S.E.R.P.E.N.T. will also provide an environment where folks can get together for a day of great music and hang out and have a good time.”

SLASH’s star-studded debut blues album, Orgy of the Damned, is a collection of 12 dynamic songs that shakes up and revitalizes blues classics with a stripped-down, instinctive approach, creating a singular expression that pays homage to the blues.



About The Equal Justice Initiative: The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.


About Know Your Rights Camp: Know Your Rights Camp is a non-profit organization founded by Colin Kaepernick and Nessa Diab in 2015 with the mission to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.


About The Greenlining Institute: The Greenlining Institute is a non-profit, racial equity advocacy organization based in Oakland, California. Founded in 1993, Greenlining works towards a future where communities of color can build wealth, live in healthy places filled with economic opportunity, and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Greenlining works closely with communities of color to understand the racist barriers to economic opportunity and combat the injustices that persist by demanding accountability from the public and private sectors. We partner with community-based organizations to establish equity-driven policy solutions with robust implementation to fundamentally transform our systems to create a just and equitable future.


About War Child: War Child is a globally recognized humanitarian organization that protects children from the brutal impact of war and violence. Using a bold, community-driven approach, War Child delivers programs that give children the best chance of overcoming the challenges of war and growing up to see a brighter future. War Child breaks cycles of poverty and violence with programs that protect children’s rights, provide them with an education, and provide their families with skills training and economic opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty. This is accomplished with a long-term focus, 99% local staff, and programs that are locally led.

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