Rock guitarist Slash will front a music event in Melbourne in late April to launch new channel MTV Classic, which will replace VH1 from Saturday May 1st.
Appearing at MTV Classic: The Launch, Slash will perform classic Guns ‘N’ Roses songs as well as tracks from his upcoming debut solo album, ‘Slash.’
Aimed at 25-40 year olds, the channel will feature back catalogues of Australian and international artists such as Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson, Prince, INXS, Powderfinger and Silverchair.
Rebecca Batties, from MTV Networks Australia & New Zealand said: “Music is at the heart of MTV Classic…and who better to launch a channel devoted to iconic tracks and artists than one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time, Slash? We’re excited to be staging MTV Classic: The Launch in Melbourne – a city with major music heritage – and Slash’s performance will be an explosive start – and, no doubt, a defining moment – for MTV Classic and our audience.”
The event will take place at the Palace Theatre, 20-30 Bourke Street, Melbourne on Wednesday 28 April 2010. Tickets will be available to the public via promotions on Nova and MTV Australia.
It will broadcast on MTV Classic on May 1 2010 at 5pm on channel 810 via Foxtel, Austar and Optus.