Two of the greatest musicians on the planet are heading to the UK for full headline tours in 2010 as Britain gets ready to greet the original guitar heroes.

Slash (pictured) and Joe Satriani have announced plans to take their solo shows out on the road later this year. And both men will have brand new albums to showcase after Satch revealed plans to release his latest record.

Slash had already been inked in to play Download Sunday and the former GnR man has added a further slew of dates to his festival debut. Satriani plays six dates starting in October and will release his 11th studio album that month.

Slash, who followed up the Classic Rock-only release of his self-titled solo debut with this week’s general release, plays four headline shows after slots at Download and Glastonbury. He wraps up a busy summer of UK business with an appearance at the 2010 Wireless festival. The full list of Slash’s summer shows are as follows:

Sun 13th June  Download Festival,

Sun 27th June  Glastonbury Festival,

Tues 29th June  Vicar Street, Dublin, 0818 719 390

Wed 30th June  Mandela Hall, Belfast, 0870 243 4455

Thurs 1st July   Picture House, Edinburgh, 0844 847 2487

Sat 3rd July  Manchester Academy, 0161 832 1111

Sun 4th July  Wireless Festival UK

Satriani, meanwhile, heads to the UK this autumn and will play the following shows:

Venue:                       Manchester Apollo

Date:                           Sunday 17th October 2010

Tickets:                       £33.00

Box Office:                 08444 777 677 / 0161 832 1111

Address:                     Ardwick Green, Manchester, M12 6APVenue Website:           

Venue:                       Bristol Colston Hall

Date:                           Monday 18th October 2010

Tickets:                       £33.00

Box Office:                 0117 922 3686

Address:                     Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

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Venue:                       London HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Date:                           Tuesday 19th October 2010

Tickets:                       £33.00

Box Office:                 08448 444 748 / 0207 434 2222

Address:                     45 Queen Caroline St, London, W6 9QH

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Venue:                        Newcastle City Hall

Date:                           Thursday 21st October 2010

Tickets:                       £33.00

Box Office:                 0191 261 2606 / 0191 263 5000

Address:                     Northumberland Rd, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8SF

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Venue:                       Glasgow Clyde Auditorium

Date:                           Friday 22nd October 2010

Tickets:                       £33.00

Box Office:                 0844 395 4000 / 0141 222 2211

Address:                     Finnieston Street, Glasgow, G3 8YN

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Venue:                     Birmingham Symphony Hall

Date:                           Saturday 23rd October 2010

Tickets:                       £33.00

Box Office:                 0121 780 3333 / 0121 357 0000

Address:                     Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA

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