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Guns N’ Roses announce first US tour in over five years!


Wednesday 21 September 2011, by blueheart


LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2011) - Guns N’ Roses have announced today they’ll be doing their first US tour in 5 years, kicking off October 28th in Orlando, Florida. The band will perform more than 30 concerts in the U.S. – fueled by Monster Energy - from October to New Year’s Eve. Before hitting the states, GNR will tour Latin America, starting with a sold out, headline slot for the closing day of the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 2nd , for 75,000 fans. Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). GNR spent most of 2010 touring the globe, performing 71 shows in over 30 countries.

The two and a half hour show played to rave reviews everywhere including South America, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia, playing close to one million fans worldwide.

Axl Rose started Guns N’ Roses over 25 years ago. Since that time, they have become one of the biggest bands in music history, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. GNR’s “Appetite For Destruction” has sold over 28 million albums in the United States alone. The band’s most recent release, Chinese Democracy debuted #1 on the charts in thirteen countries. Chinese Democracy was released on Black Frog/Geffen Records in November 2008 and reached 3 times Platinum in Canada, Platinum in Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, UK, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa. The album is Gold in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Holland, Sweden, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Brazil and Colombia. In the U.S., the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009.

The tour is scheduled to hit the following cities:

October 28: Amway Center, Orlando, FLORIDA

October 29: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLORIDA

October 31: Bi Lo Centre, Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA

November 2: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GEORGIA

November 4: Toyota Center, Houston, TEXAS

November 5: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TEXAS

November 8: Qwest Center, Omaha, NEBRASKA

November 9: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OLKLAHOMA

November 12: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MISSOURI

November 13: Target Center, Minneapolis MINNESOTA

November 15: Allstate Arena, Chicago, ILLINOIS

November 17: IZOD Center, E.Rutherford, NEW JERSEY

November 19: Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CONNECTICUT

November 20: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, PENNSYLVANIA

November 23: Times Union Center, Albany, NEW YORK

November 25: DCU Center, Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS

November 26: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NEW JERSEY

November 28: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON, CANADA

December 01: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN

December 02: U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OHIO

December 04: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TENNESSEE

December 05: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, MISSISSIPPI

December 07: Covelli Centre Youngstown, OHIO

December 08: Conseco Field House, Indianapolis,INDIANAPOLIS

December 11: 1STBANK Center, Denver, COLORADO

December 13: Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, UTAH

December 16: Key Arena, Seattle, WASHINGTON

December 17: Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, BC, CANADA

December 21: The Forum, Inglewood, CALIFORNIA

December 27: Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, ARIZONA

December 30: The Joint at Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NEVADA

December 31: The Joint at Hard Rock, Las Vegas, NEVADA

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