News Segment


September 29, 2006

LOS ANGELES — Hot on the heels of their sellout shows last week in Las Vegas, San Francisco and KROQ’s Inland Invasionin Los Angeles, Guns N’ Roses announce the first leg of their “ChineseDemocracy” North American Tour.

The tour, which will kick off on the 20th of October in Jacksonville,Florida, finds the band in top form having spent the summer in Europeplaying to 700,000 plus people over 32 shows in 18 countries, making it oneof the biggest tours of the year on the continent and in the UK. Concertgoers were not let down as Axl Rose and his band mates Dizzy Reed, RobinFinck, Richard Fortus, Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman, Brain and Ron”Bumblefoot” Thal burned through classics such as “Welcome to the Jungle,””Paradise City,” “Nightrain,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “November Rain” and “SweetChild O’ Mine” as well as highlighting soon to be favourites from theforthcoming “Chinese Democracy” album.

Just this week, the Hollywood Reporter’s concert review of KROQ’sInland Invasion observed, “when headliner Guns N’ Roses took the stageeverything old became new again — and everything new on the bill, justcouldn’t hold a candle in comparison … the night belonged to Guns N’Roses!”

Axl Rose commented, “We had an amazing tour in Europe this summer andlast week’s shows here in the US were great. It’s been a long time gettinghere but we look forward to coming to your town and having a lot of fun.”

Sebastian Bach who has been guesting with Guns N’ Roses on “MyMichelle” will open the entire tour with the Special Guest slot going to anumber of great bands starting with Papa Roach for the dates through the3rd of November. The shows have been planned to cater to a Guns N’ Rosesrock n’ roll party atmosphere with Sebastian hitting the stage every nightat 8 pm followed by the Special Guest at 9 pm and Guns N’ Roses shortlyafter 10 pm and lots of great music in between.

Guns N’ Roses are also delighted to announce that they have partneredwith Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLB.COM) to provide their fanswith premium ticketing opportunities and up to the minute information onthe tour and the band’s other activities via which will belaunched as of tomorrow.

As for Guns N’ Roses forthcoming “Chinese Democracy” album the onlycomment at this time is that there are 13 Tuesdays left between now and theend of the year.

The itinerary for the “Chinese Democracy” North American Tour is asfollows. Tickets for most dates go on sale on the 30th of September with upto the minute information and pre-sales available now at

10/20/06 Jacksonville, FL Vets Memorial Arena
10/22/06 Nashville, TN Gaylord Entertainment Center
10/24/06 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
10/25/06 St. Petersburg, FL St. Pete Times Forum
10/27/06 Estero, FL Germain Arena
10/29/06 San Juan, Puerto Rico Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum

11/2/06 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
11/3/06 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
11/5/06 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
11/6/06 Portland, ME Cumber County Civic Center
11/8/06 Worcester, MA Worcester Centrum
11/10/06 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11/13/06 Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner
11/15/06 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
11/17/06 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank
11/18/06 Quebec Colisee Pepsi
11/20/06 Halifax, NS Halifax Metro Centre
11/24/06 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
11/25/06 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/27/06 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
11/29/06 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

12/1/06 Ames, IA Hilton Coliseum
12/2/06 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
12/4/06 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
12/6/06 Calgary, AB Pengrowth Saddledome
12/7/06 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
12/10/06 Everett, WA Everett Events Center
12/11/06 Portland, OR Rose Garden
12/13/06 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
12/15/06 Oakland, CA Oakland Coliseum
12/17/06 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
12/19/06 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

1/10/07 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
1/11/07 Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Arena
1/13/07 Reno, NV Reno Events Ctr
1/16/07 San Diego, CA iPayOne Center

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