|Sat 18 Feb 2017, 7:00pm|
Founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have regrouped for one of the century’s most anticipated tours. Currently touring the US and South America before heading to Australia in February 2017, Rolling Stone said: “This was the real thing, the thing we’d all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime”.
The reunion performances will see Axl, Slash and Duff give off electrifying numbers in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. Perth will host the final show for the Australian leg of the tour.
The tour will mark the first time that founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan have played together for Australian fans since their infamous 1993 Use Your Illusion tour.
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivalled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. Their spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction –the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release.
Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.
Guns N’ Roses' unwavered popularity in Australia is well-shown by their unparalleled chart success since 1987. The band holds 14 ARIA Top 50 singles, alongside every one of their studio releases enjoying multi-platinum accreditation under their belt. The highlights include: Appetite For Destruction 8x Platinum, Use Your Illusion 1 4x Platinum, Use Your Illusion 2 5x Platinum. The dual release of Use Your Illusion in 1991 saw the band hold the #1 and #2 place on the ARIA chart. 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident? and Chinese Democracy debuted at ARIA #1 and #3 respectively and each achieved Platinum status. Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits achieved 8x Platinum and spent 346 weeks in the ARIA chart.
Legendary Australian bands Wolfmother and Rose Tattoo will share the special guest spots on the tour. Rose Tattoo will appear on the Brisbane and two Sydney shows while Wolfmother will join the ride on the 11th February Sydney show, then will go all the way to Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Tickets for Guns N’ Roses Not in this Lifetime tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday 26 August. Telstra Thanks pre-sale just for Telstra customers starts at 10am in Sydney and Perth, 11am in Melbourne, 12 noon in Brisbane and 1pm in Adelaide (local time) on Tuesday 23 August. Go to telstra.com/music for details.
Witness the stadium tour of the century this February 2017.
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Enigma Bar, Adelaide CBD, South Australia
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