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Myles Kennedy’s solo al­bum has been in the works for so long we were be­gin­ning to think the de­but from the Al­ter Bridge front­man and Slash col­lab­o­ra­tor would never sur­face. But Year Of The Tiger (re­viewed on p16) is fi­nally com­ing and there’s a UK acous­tic tour to cel­e­brate not just the al­bum, but his whole back cat­a­logue.

“What I plan to do for the acous­tic set on this tour is to touch on the last two decades of my record­ing ca­reer,” Myles re­veals to us. “Be­sides the fact that I’ll be play­ing songs from my solo record, I’ll also be per­form­ing stripped-down acous­tic ar­range­ments of songs that I wrote with the May­field Four, Al­ter Bridge and Slash & The Con­spir­a­tors. I also might throw in a cover or two,” he re­veals. With all the tun­ings that in­volves, Myles is leaving his vin­tage in­stru­ments at home and choos­ing more con­tem­po­rary gear for the road, in­clud­ing a Gib­son South­ern Jumbo, Martin 000-EC, PRS An­gelus, Tay­lor 614 and a Na­tional NRP. But even with all the gear, this is still Myles as vul­ner­a­ble as you’ll ever see him live: “I’m on my own, there is noth­ing to hide be­hind. It al­most feels like I’m walk­ing on a tight rope, just me and my gui­tar against the world. Also, I en­joy tak­ing the songs and al­ter­ing the ar­range­ments so they trans­late in an acous­tic en­vi­ron­ment.”

WHEN Tour from 17 March; YearOfThe Tiger is re­leased on 9 March via Na­palm

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