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Slash announces S.E.R.P.E.N.T. traveling blues festival with Warren Haynes Band & more

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Gene Kirkland

Slash has announced a festival to go along with his upcoming blues album, Orgy of the Damned.

The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival is a traveling blues extravaganza that will launch July 5 in Bonner, Montana, and is scheduled to wrap up August 17 in Grand Prairie, Texas. Slash and his blues band will perform on each date.

The rest of the rotating lineup includes artists like Warren Hayes Band, Keb’ ‘Mo, Robert Randolph, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, ZZ Ward and Larkin Poe.

The name of the festival is an anagram that stands for Solidarity, Engagement, Restore, Peace, Equality N’ Tolerance. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket and VIP package will benefit a collection of charities: The Equal Justice Initiative, War Child, The Greenlining Institute and Know Your Rights Camp.

“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,” Slash says in a statement. “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. “

He adds, “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.”

Tickets go on sale March 15 at 10 a.m. local time. VIP packages, which include access to Slash’s soundcheck and a hand-signed vinyl copy of Orgy of the Damned, are on sale now. Visit serpentfestival.com for all the details.

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