KINGS OF CHAOS — the new touring project featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan, along with Glenn Hughes (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, DEEP PURPLE),Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) and Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL) — performed a special concert last night (Monday, November 18) at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. They played a two-hour set spanning the greatest hits from all of its superstar members. Additional special guest performers for the night included Juliette Lewis and Billy Ray Cyrus.
The one-night-only benefit concert event, billed as "Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin", was the group's only North American performance in 2013. Proceeds from "Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin" will go directly to Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project, an international organization dedicated to saving dolphins from slaughter and exploitation. Los Angeles is the first and only, North American stop.
"This is a rehearsal for the BIG one. We plan on taking 'Tokyo Celebrates the Dolphin' to Japan," said Ric O'Barry, whose life and work was featured in the Academy Award-winning film "The Cove". "We'll add a few Japanese friends to our lineup and rock the socks off Tokyo.
"There isn't a better way to bring Westerners and Japanese people together than rock and roll and the world should also know about the wonderful relationship between Japanese people and dolphins in the Tokyo Islands
"Dolphins are respected and protected in this part of Japan. It's the opposite of Taiji, but very few people know about it. 'Tokyo Celebrates the Dolphin' will hopefully change this by bringing positive, international media attention to what is right about Japan."
"I'm thrilled to bring a bunch of superstars together for a fun night with fans," added Matt Sorum, who has also played with VELVET REVOLVER. "The main thing is to keep creating awareness for the Dolphin Project and everyone involved."
KINGS OF CHAOS made its Australian live debut on April 20 at the Stone Music Festival at Sydney's ANZ Stadium.
KINGS OF CHAOS toured South and Central America last year under the name ROCK 'N' ROLL ALLSTARS.
The band will embark on a new South American tour at the end of November.