Monday 27 February 2012

Guns N' Roses announce seven-date UK arena tour for May...

Guns N' Roses have announced a seven-date UK arena tour.

The US rock band will start the concerts in Nottingham on 19 May.

They will then play dates in Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester before finishing at London's O2 Arena on 31 May.

The original members of Guns N' Roses are due to appear together on the same stage in April as the band is inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

Guns N' Roses is made up of singer Axl Rose, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, bassist Tommy Stinson, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer plus lead guitarists Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and DJ Ashba.

Former members include Slash, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.

Other bands being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, on 14 April include Red Hot Chili Peppers and Beastie Boys.

Guns N' Roses last performed together in the UK in 2010.

They were bottled off stage at a concert in Dublin after they arrived on stage nearly an hour late and their set was cut short after they played past their curfew at Reading that year.

The band say they are working on new material at the moment.

Their last album, 2008's Chinese Democracy, made it to number two in the UK album chart.

The UK tour dates are as follows:

Nottingham Capital FM Arena - 19 May

Liverpool Echo Arena - 20

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena - 23

Glasgow SECC - 25

Birmingham LG Arena - 26

Manchester Evening News Arena - 29

London O2 Arena - 31

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday 3 March at 9am.

Source: BBC

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