Guns n’ Roses to play festivals throughout Europe!
Axl Rose hits the road with Guns n’ Roses,
but the real question is – who’s in the band?
Updated: GNR have added two more nights in NYC at the Hammerstein.
May 12th and May 14th. Along with the 15th & 17th!
Presale on April 21st. The presale for the first two shows sold out in 3 minutes.
The following was taken from www.pitchforkmedia.com
Guns N’ Roses Announce NYC Dates, European Tour
Quanah Humphreys reports:
After Guns N’ Roses’ spectacular resurrection and flame-out in 2002, just about everyone wrote off the prospect of ever seeing Axl Rose and GN’R 2.0 perform live again.
Smart money says to keep your fingers crossed, but Guns N’ Roses have announced two May dates at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, as well as a summer European tour. Though notoriously temperamental (which is a polite way of saying "I wouldn’t trust him with my kittens") Axl Rose scheduling a tour just might just mean it’s time to bust out the oversized hockey jerseys and skrink-wrapped biker shorts.
Set lists are expected to pull from the GN’R back catalog as well as Chinese Democracy, the mythical-as-a-unicorn follow-up to 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident?. 32 songs have allegedly been recorded for that album, a taste of which Rose has suggested may appear on…the soundtrack to The Da Vinci Code movie. Tom Hanks with a mullet, Axl Rose with dreadlocks–makes sense.
A few tracks from the multi-million dollar project were leaked in February, which could potentially be seen as Rose testing the waters before wading into the world at large. Post-It for Axl: If people are still writing about you and your goof-tacular foibles at this point, it means, yes, we are still clamoring for, or at least morbidly curious about, new GN’R material. So quit with the shut-in shtick and get to the stadium-rocking. Sheesh.
In lieu of binoculars, use your illusion:
05-15 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05-17 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05-27 Lisbon, Portugal – Parque da Bela Vista (Rock in Rio 2006)
05-28 Madrid, Spain – Auditorio Juan Carlos I
05-31 Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena
06-02 Eifel, Germany – Nürburgring (Rock Am Ring)
06-04 Milan, Italy – Idroscalo (Gods of Metal Festival)
06-09 Dublin, Ireland – RDS Arena
06-11 Donington, England – Donington Park (Download Festival)
06-13 Prague, Czech Republic – Sazka Arena
06-15 Warsaw, Poland – Legia Stadium
06-17 Nikelsdorf, Austria – Pannonia Fields II (Novarock)
06-20 Paris, France – Palais Omnisports
06-24 Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
06-26 Stockholm, Sweden – Globe Arena
06-28 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum
06-29 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-02 Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffert Park
07-05 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
07-06 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwall Arena
07-08 Oslo, Norway – Spektrum