Guns ‘N’ Roses Australian tour with ZZ Top
Glam rock icons Guns ‘N’ Roses will tour Australia in March 2013.
Axl Rose and the current Gunners lineup will play five shows in Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane, reports News. They will be the first gigs Rose has played in Australia since 2010, when the band headlined proceedings at the V8 Supercar Championship in Sydney and stopped by Townsville and Adelaide with support from nu-metal comeback kings Korn.
This time around Guns ‘N’ Roses will be supported by The Angels and ZZ Top. Last here for Bluesfest 2011 FL attended The Top’s Sydney sideshow: “All the hits were delivered: ‘Cheap Sunglasses’, ‘Gimme All Your Lovin’’, ‘Sharp Dressed Man’, ‘Legs’ and ‘Nationwide’. In a set-list that had approximately 20 songs, there was barely a moment to get ready for the next number. Frank kept the beat steady all night (and looked exhausted by the end of the set) and Billy and Dusty did their magic with their funny little choreographed moves and finger pointing.”
Guns N Roses were inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, although due to the long-running feud with his bandmates Axl Roses opted to write a letter rather than attend the ceremony.
When FL interviewed former Gunner’s member Duff McKagen earlier this year he avoided any “Hall of Fame” talk, however, he did recall the band’s infamous 1993 gig at Calder Park which has been etched into rock folklore for the wrong reasons: “I remember just seeing a fucking sea of people. It was a big huge gig… it was like a Guinness World Record biggest gig in the southern hemisphere, something like that. It was during that period of the band where things were just getting bigger and bigger, you’re 20 fucking six years old, and things like that became normal. You don’t really know how to take it all in.”
FasterLouder presents Guns ‘n’ Roses, ZZ Top and The Angels
Saturday, March 9 – Perth Arena, Perth
Tuesday, March 12 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Wednesday, March 13 – Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Sunday, March 17 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Wednesday, March 20 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane