The 21-song setlist featured a blend of songs from each of Slash's 4 solo albums, songs from 'Living The Dream' which were collaboratively released by Slash / Kennedy and the Conspirators, and Guns N' Roses' 'Nightrain'.
Slash's distinctive Gibson shredding was showcased during a 12-minute extended solo during 'Wicked Stone' while head-enthusiasts in the crowd lost their minds and less fanatic fans quickly took to their cell phones to record the guitar clinic onstage. Over the years, Slash seems to have become more efficient on the fretboard, which translates into an apparently more technically proficient level of guitar badass. He seemed extremely in control at all times, and the sounds from his bent-strings seemed to almost float in and out of the songs at his whim, punctuating already well-written band compositions featuring highlights of each band member. If there was ever a 'cherry on the top' type of scenario in music, Slash was that maraschino.
This was the first time I had heard Myles Kennedy live, and he certainly did not disappoint. At times, he was approaching Axl Rose-ish levels of vocal altitude registry. But between the two, Kennedy's sound is much MUCH cleaner, with a less-volatile sound. He sounded more confident, more dignified... cooler. Loved his voice, his register, and his delivery.
This group comes through Orlando fairly often, and I will be very glad to watch them the next time they come to Orlando, and the next time after that, and then again. If you want to watch a very polished showing of metal / hard rock, I would greatly recommend checking out Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. You'd be catching 2 very unique musical legends, sharing the same stage, as part of 1 very impressive band group.