Velvet Revolver Performs Surprise Show in Hollywood - US Tour Kicks Off Tomorrow 
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Written by Diane Sherwin   
Friday, 15 October 2004

On October 14, Velvet Revolver performed a surprise free show to 3,000 fans near Sunset and Vine in the heart of Hollywood. The fans filled the lot where the band played and lined the surrounding streets and rooftops—(think U2’s “Where The Streets Have No Name” video) which was announced on radio only a few hours before the band took the stage.

Velvet Revolver started the spectacle at 8:30pm, with lead singer
Scott Weiland, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner. It was a seven-song set, with songs from their platinum debut album Contraband - plus covers of "It's So Easy" (Guns N' Roses), "Sex Type Thing" (Stone Temple Pilots") and "No More, No More" (Aerosmith).

Contraband is now the biggest-selling rock release of 2004 and "Fall To Pieces"-- like the album's first single, "Slither"-- is #1 at rock
radio. Velvet Revolver recently wrapped a successful European tour. Contraband debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart, selling over 250,000 copies. Notably, this marks the best-ever debut for a new rock artist in the SoundScan era.

Velvet Revolver’s tour kicks off tomorrow. The current tour dates are as follows.

10/16 Nashville, TN Starwood Amphitheatre
10/17 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Experience
10/19 Tulsa, OK Green on the East End
10/20 Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
10/23 Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Coliseum/AZ State Fair
10/24 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Center
10/25 McAllen, TX Dodge Arena
10/28 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless
10/30 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Pavilion
10/31 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
11/1 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall
11/5 Birmingham, AL Boutwell Municipal Auditorium
11/6 Memphis, TN Desoto County Civic Center
11/9 Worcester, MA Worcester Centrum
11/12 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
11/16 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
11/23 Detroit, MI Emerald Theatre

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