Oh, whoa, Oh, Sweet Child o’ Mine! Guns N’ Roses is going on tour again! The fall 2011 tour marks the first Guns N’ Roses concerts that will take place in the United States for their Chinese Democracy lengthy tour. The tour has been going on since 2006! The tour has been performed internationally irregularly over the years and even toured Canada in early 2010. That part of the tour was plagued with front man Axl Rose’s antics and idiosyncrasies. Hopefully the band has it together now!
Initially, the US tour was not so grand and their tour continues to grow since the concerts and onsales were announced earlier this month. Expect the tour to continue to expand.
Leading up to the America leg of the tour, GNR will complete a two-week tour of South America and a four-date run of Mexico.
Currently, Axl Rose is the only remaining original member of Guns N’ Roses that still performs with the band. The other senior most member of the group is keyboardist Dizzy Reed who started with them back in 1990.
GNR got its start way back in 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. Under their belt are six studio albums, three EP’s and one live album. A very fitting description of the mid-to-late 80’s and early 90’s years Guns n’ Roses has them described as “they brought forth a hedonistic rebelliousness and revived the punk attitude-driven hard rock scene, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones.” Their two most celebrated albums, the 1991 albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and have sold a total 14 million copies in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide.
Guns N’ Roses itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 28||Orlando, FL||Amway Center|
|October 29||Miami, FL||AmericanAirlines Arena|
|October 31||Greenville, SC||Bi-Lo Center *|
|November 2||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena *|
|November 5||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion *|
|November 12||Kansas City, MO||Sprint Center|
|November 13||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|November 15||Rosemont, IL||Allstate Arena|
|November 19||Hartford, CT||Comcast Theatre *|