Rock Legend Slash to play ‘homecoming’ concert in Stoke-on-Trent

May 13, 2011 by  

Rock Legend Slash, formerly of the band Guns ‘n’ Roses, is set to play a homecoming gig in his birth town of Stoke-on-Trent.

The fact that Slash is from Stoke-on-Trent is a little-known fact but one that the guitarist has always been proud of, and now he is set to prove it by playing a concert in the town. Slash will be playing one of his four solo dates in the UK at Victoria Hall in Hanley on the 24th July.

This quirky tale of an unlikely local rock legend is great news for local authorities and tourism boards as it means that the area will receive a boost from visitors who may travel to see the concert. This concert needs no real promotion due to Slash’s fame, but smaller local bands that may see Slash as an inspiration could benefit from promoting their own gigs using services like flyer printing. Stoke-on-Trent is home to printing companies who can provide a tailor-made service to local bands to help them on their way to rock stardom.

Slash himself has worked his way up to the upper echelons of rock royalty but has always vowed to return to his roots, saying in an interview with BBC 6 music:

“I’ve got family there. I’m planning on going [to Stoke] and playing.”

Tickets for the concert at Victoria Hall went on sale at 9 o’ clock on 6th May and instantly sold out. A waiting list has been set up in case any more tickets become available, such is demand for them.