LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2016 — Dodger Stadium will be the location of the two Los Angeles shows for legendary rock n roll band Guns N’ Roses. The band is back with vocalist Axl Rose teaming up with original members Slash and Duff McKagan for the first time together since 1996.
It all began with rumors, which then led to the announcement that the Rock n Roll Hall of Famers would be playing the Coachella Festival. Guns N’ Roses then announced two shows in Las Vegas in April, which were preceded by a surprise show at the tiny Troubadour club in Hollywood, California.
Fans all over the world hoped this meant a full tour, and when rumors began swirling that Axl Rose might fill in on vocals for AC/DC, you knew Axl’s voice was strong enough for a full tour and that could definitely be a possibility.
Sure enough, the demand was there and the band announced a full U.S. tour that includes stops in 25 cities across the country, including Los Angeles on August 18 and 19. It did not take long for the August 18 show to sell out, so the band quickly added a second show, for which tickets are still available.
Hardcore Guns N’ Roses fans may have been put off by a reunion without all of the original members. Original drummer Steven Adler has been included, albeit in a very limited capacity at this point, and there have still been no signs of original rhythm guitar player Izzy Stradlin. However, the band in its current incarnation is receiving rave reviews for both their sound and performance, especially now that Axl Rose is no longer confined to a throne.
While the rumors are out there, there is no official word as to whether or not Guns N’ Roses is working on new material for a new record. That remains to be seen, but if Axl Rose singing for AC/DC from Dave Grohl’s throne of guitars taught us something, it is that anything is possible when it comes to Guns N’ Roses.
It is worth noting that the band will have two months off after the final U.S. date in August and the first date of the South American leg at the end of October, which is plenty of time to get into the studio and work some new songs out…just saying.