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Guns N’ Roses Announce 2017 Australian Tour

Yep, you read that right: for the first time since 1993, Guns N’ Roses – featuring Slash, Duff McKagan, and Axl Rose – are coming to Australia. They’re bringing their Not In This Lifetime tour down under in February 2017. Don’t even pretend that the opening riff to Sweet Child O’ Mine isn’t playing in your head right now.

A couple of days ago, a billboard above Melbourne’s iconic Young & Jackson hotel seemed to confirm the news, but now it’s official. The aforementioned trio will hit stadiums around the country, presumably along with fellow band members Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed, and Richard Fortus, and potentially even original drummer Steven Adler, who recently made an appearance with GnR.

As we’ve all come to accept, “national tour” often means Sydney, Melbourne, and sometimes Brisbane – not so this time. Guns N’ Roses are gearing up to deliver their live show to Adelaide and Perth as well; however, it’s no secret that Axl Rose has a, uh, colourful history when it comes to live performances. Namely that he’s got a reputation for being notoriously late. Who knows if he’ll make good on the set times this time around? That being said, if you do go to a Guns N’ Roses show and you’re not prepared to potentially wait around a bit, that might be on your head. Hopefully the strict stadium curfews that are in place will keep Rose in check. It should be noted he’s nudged his way into many punters’ good graces by his unexpectedly well-executed turn as the unofficial frontman for AC/DC.

No word on support acts yet, although Wolfmother and Skrillex (er?) have both recently opened for the guys. Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 26th, and there’s also a Telstra customer pre-sale starting on the 23rd.


Tues 7 February 2017 | QSAC Stadium, Brisbane
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Fri 10February 2017 | ANZ Stadium, Sydney
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Tues 14 February 2017 | MCG, Melbourne
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Sat 18 February 2017 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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Tues 21 February 2017 | Perth Domain Stadium, Perth
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