Slash with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Katowice Spodek Arena


I travelled from Gdansk to Katowice to witness one of the greatest guitarists of our time. Slash comes very often to Poland with Guns ‘n Roses or as himself, but it has been 11 years since Katowice didn’t host him, in the very rock n’ roll friendly Spodek.

He is on tour with Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns, Brent Fitz and Frank Sidoris known as The Conspirators. Each of them is an incredible musician, commanding the stage with such a presence. Last Tuesday was a blast for everyone – the fans, the bands, and me – a night of pure Rock ‘n Roll, two hours of heavy guitar bliss!

So, was the journey across Poland worth it?

The concert started right on time with “The River is Rising”. In the front row, fans held balloons with the number “4,” a nod to their latest album title, which delighted Myles Kennedy, who appreciated the gesture and warmly thanked the fans.

The crows erupted into cheers, and from that moment, it was a relentless explosion of musical pleasure. Slash, with his iconic top hat and effortless cool, commanded the stage in a discreet way. Songs after songs, riffs after riffs, solo after solo, Slash and his mates demonstrated exactly what a concert should be. Straight to the point, no fuss, just class and talent. It speaks for itself.

In the middle of the show, Slash embarked on an extended solo that left everyone in awe. His fingers danced across the fretboard with precision and passion, the guitar seemingly an extension of his very being. It was a masterclass in rock guitar, delivered with elegance and finesse. So delightful!

Another pleasant surprise was bassist Todd Kerns taking the mic for a couple of songs, including a cover of “Always on the Run” and “Doctor Alibi.” Not only is he a skilled bass player, but he’s also got a voice!

I really enjoy when a band takes time to introduce all the members, like Myles Kennedy did during the extended version of “World on Fire”, also, finally, we could hear Slash’s voice! It wouldn’t be such a successful evening without all musicians on board.

I was also really pleased to hear a cover of one of the only Elton Jonh’s songs I like – “Rocket Man”. It wasn’t Rock ‘n Roll at its heaviest, but their rendition of that song fitted the evening so well before they definitively ended the night with “Anastasia”. It couldn’t have been otherwise.

The energy in the Spodek was infectious, uniting fans from all walks of life in a shared love for rock ‘n roll. As the night ended, with the echoes of power chords still ringing in my ears, it was clear that Slash and The Conspirators had delivered more than just a concert – they had created an unforgettable experience that resonated with everyone fortunate enough to be there.

So, was it worth it?

Fecking yeah!

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