Guns N Roses
Wed 19 July 2006
- Doors Open:
Doors open at 5.45pm
AFTER STORMING NEW YORK
GUNS N' ROSES ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
They're back!!! After taking over New York and completing four sellout nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom and selling out a very special show at London's Hammersmith Apollo (June 7th) Guns N' Roses announce their first full UK tour since 1993 and will be appearing at the Metro Radio Arena on 19th July 2006 for one night only.
Guns N' Roses - whose shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom sold out in less than 3 minutes - have reclaimed the throne that was always theirs. From stellar reviews to audience adulation, Guns N' Roses' New York shows proved that they are back in a big way.
Concert goers weren't let down as Axl Rose and band mates Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Robin Finck (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboard), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Brain (drums) and new guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (who has only been in the band for two weeks!) burned through Guns N' Roses classics such as "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City," "My Michelle," "Mr. Brownstone," "November Rain" and "Sweet Child O' Mine." The final show at Hammerstein found the band joined by one time Guns' guitarist Izzy Stradlin on "Think About You," "Patience" and "Night Train".
Over the four nights, audiences were also treated to nearly half of the band's upcoming new album, Chinese Democracy, with live performances of "Chinese Democracy," "Better," "There was a Time," "Madagascar," "IRS" and "The Blues."
The four shows were the talk of New York City, with fans and famous faces such as Matthew Perry, Mickey Rourke, Drea De Matteo, Lenny Kravitz, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Fred Durst, Sebastian Bach, Ethan Hawke, Jay Z, Jimmy Fallon, Maxwell and Sean Penn to name a few, paying homage to one of the greatest bands in Rock n' Roll. W. Axl Rose commented, "We've just finished our 4 shows in New York and had an amazing time. New York has always been special and it feels great to be doing this again particularly in front of so many friends. I am very excited about Europe and getting back over here in September."
If these shows are anything to go by this tour is going turn up the heat this summer in the UK.
This will be the first time the band has toured in the UK since the 'Use Your Illusion/Get In The Ring' tour in 1993. On the infamous 'Use Your Illusion/Get In The Ring' Tour of the early 90's, the band performed 92 shows in 27 countries over 26 months, playing to an incredible 7 million people.
Guns N' Roses will be joined on the tour by special guests, Sebastian Bach, Bullet For My Valentine.
Please note the following restrictions at this concert;
Cameras ( of any kind )
Audio and video recording devices
Bottles ( of any kind )
Containers ( of any kind )
Chains ( of any kind )
In the interest of safety, small children will not be allowed access to the floor area, unless accompanied by a parent.