Guns N' Roses Will Play Dodger Stadium In August
Guns N' Roses, a band that a lot of people seem to really care about, have just announced an August 18 show at Dodger Stadium. The show will be a hometown [insert baseball pun here] for the L.A.-born band, which formed right here in the City of Angels in 1985.
Guns N' Roses headlined Coachella and announced their "Not in This Lifetime" reunion tour earlier this month.
Rolling Stone reports that "the stadium-invading tour's name winks on the widely held belief by GNR fans that [Axl] Rose and Slash would never perform together again." Apparently Slash and Axl Rose are people who are (or were, and now are again?) in Guns N' Roses.
Axl Rose reiterated this opinion as recently as 2009, when he told Billboard that he would never share the stage with Slash again, saying:
What’s clear is that one of the two of us will die before a reunion and however, sad, ugly or unfortunate anyone views it, it is how it is. Those decisions were made a long time ago and reiterated year after year by one man.
Guess he was just kidding. The "classic lineup" reunion kicked off with an intimate show at the Troubadour on April 1, where Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan (presumably another member of Guns N' Roses) shared the stage for the first time since July 1993.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 29. Fan club members can buy them starting at noon Monday (but if you are lucky enough to be a Nightrain Fan Club member, you probably already knew that). Aging Gen X'ers who loved Guns N' Roses in high school and wisely invested in tech in the '90s will be able to afford the floor seats, which start at a whopping $275 (plus fees). Everyone else will be glad to know that nosebleed tickets can be had for a mere $45.