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Find Guns N’ Roses tickets today! The popular band is set to headline Coachella in 2016! Rejoining Guns N’ Roses for the festival will be the band’s former guitarist, Slash! It is also rumored that Guns N’ Roses is gearing up for a summer tour that will hit stadiums across North America. Check back on TicketNetwork.com to find your cheap Guns N’ Roses tickets!
It was recently announced that Guns N’ Roses will perform at Coachella 2016 on the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24. Joining Guns N’ Roses will be former band member, Slash, who has not performed with the band in over 20 years. Both of Guns N’ Roses performances at Coachella are sure to be some of the most memorable shows at the annual music festival so make sure you get your Guns N’ Roses tickets soon!
Along with Guns N’ Roses upcoming Coachella performances, the band is also rumored to embark on a stadium tour in 2016. If the tour should come to fruition, it is speculated that Guns N’ Roses will perform at 25 football stadiums across North America, as well as at the currently under construction Las Vegas Arena. Make sure to keep your eyes out for Guns N’ Roses tickets to see them on tour in 2016.
Guns N’ Roses – Early Days
Guns N’ Roses formed in 1985 and consisted of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, and Stephen Adler. The new act quickly gained an audience during their “Hell Tour.” The tour introduced many songs that are now Guns N’ Roses classics, such as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Diamonds in the Rough,” “Paradise City,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” After the tour ended, the band released an EP, Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, to tide fans over while they worked on their debut record, Appetite for Destruction.
Released in 1987, Appetite for Destruction took a little while to catch on with the music-listening public, but caught fire when the video for “Sweet Child O’ Mine” began airing on television. It featured many of the themes that would become staples of Guns N’ Roses’ work: crime, sex, drugs, and rock and roll. It is the band’s most successful album, with over 28 million records sold worldwide.
Guns N’ Roses originally planned to simply open for other groups, but the popularity of Appetite for Destruction showed the need for a full-scale Guns N’ Roses tour. Following the “Appetite for Destruction Tour,” the band quickly got to work on their next album, G N’ R Lies. It was another huge success, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and selling five million copies. The album was very short for an LP and contained only four new songs; the rest were re-releases of the songs from Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide. The album song “One in a Million” provided the first real controversy for Axl Rose, who was criticized over the use of racist and misogynistic lyrics.
The song ultimately didn’t cause any lasting bad press. However, the band was presented with different problems when they returned to the studio. Though they already had public drug and alcohol abuse problems, these issues came to a head when recording resumed. Drummer Stephen Adler was particularly difficult to work with. He was fired in July 1990 during the recording of “Civil War” and was replaced with Matt Sorum. Dizzy Reed had also joined as guitarist earlier in the year. It was the beginning of the many lineup changes that would happen over the next 20 years.
With Reed and Sorum on board, the band was able to continue recording. Guns N’ Roses decided they had enough material to release two albums simultaneously in September 1991, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. The albums introduced blues, classical music, and country into what had been a purely hard rock style. The two albums were both huge hits and again produced singles that would become Guns N’ Roses classics, including “Don’t Cry,” “Civil War,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” and “November Rain.” The subsequent “Use Your Illusion Tour” lasted two years but was famous for the departure of guitarist Izzy Stradlin, a number of sets that were cut short, and riots.
Following the tour in late 1993, Guns N’ Roses released The Spaghetti Incident, an album of punk and glam rock covers. The group attempted to create more material, and while they released a non-album single “Sympathy for the Devil,” the aftermath of recording the song, among other tensions that had arose, led Slash to leave the band in 1996, followed shortly after by Sorum and McKagan.
Guns N’ Roses – The 2000s
The original lineup was gone, but Rose powered on with new members Paul Huge, Robin Finck, Tommy Stinson, and Josh Freese. Despite the fresh blood, the band toiled in obscurity for much of the next decade, only giving one-off performances. A tour planned for 2002 ultimately was canceled after Rose failed to show up for two shows. In 2006, the band finally launched a new full-scale tour with the then-current lineup, the first successful concert series since 1994.
In late 2008 their long-delayed sixth album Chinese Democracy was released, but it did not match the success of the band’s previous albums and reviews were mixed. Three years later the first full-scale Guns N’ Roses tour since 2006 was announced.
Notable Guns N’ Roses Awards
American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist – 1990, 1992
MTV Video Music Award for Best Heavy Metal Video for “Sweet Child O’ Mine” – 1989