Jack Black, Grace Potter and Bernard Fowler will also play the event sponsored by Citi, Live Nation and NextVR
Welcome to the Jungle, Slash. At least the caged kind when the Guns N' Roses guitarist plays the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 2017 Beastly Ball on May 20 to benefit the new Species Conservation Action Network. Joining Slash will be special guests Jack Black, Grace Potter and Bernard Fowler, who will be backed by Jimmy Vivino and The Basic Cable Band (Conan O’Brien Show).
The show is produced in partnership with Citi, Live Nation and NextVR and is part of the larger "Backstage with Citi" concert series which rewards card members with access to thousands of events annually. In addition to Slash's zoo performance broadcast in virtual reality, fans will have access to watch VR behind-the-scenes footage, an interview with the guitarist and his rehearsal.
"I'm honored and proud to be a part of the L.A. Zoo's 50th Anniversary Beastly Ball," said Slash in a statement. "It's going to be the biggest yet, and I'm really looking forward to jamming live with some good friends."