First uk arena shows for four years, 13th-18th october 2010
One of the greatest Rock bands of all time announces UK arena shows on the next leg of their mammoth Chinese Democracy World Tour. The tour is said to be the largest undertaking in Rock history kicking off back in 2001, to preview new material from the then long rumoured Chinese Democracy album. The rumours were true and Chinese Democracy became one of the most highly anticipated albums of all time, finally released globally to widespread acclaim on 23rd November 2008. Since then the constantly evolving tour has circled the globe over the last 9 years to over 3.5 million people at 163 concerts making this a must see tour of momentous proportions.
25 years ago with a frenzied energy, GUNS N' ROSES arrived on the music scene and rock was never the same. The history of the band is legend with stories of excess, epic tours that blew audiences way around the globe, record breaking sales and a determined work ethic that made them the biggest rock band in the world. Their music hit a nerve with a generation of music lovers all over the world and they have remained one of Rock's most vital bands, making witnessing them live a rites of passage for even the most casual of Rock fan.
Eighteen years ago, the two previous original albums from one of rock's most intense and compelling bands, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, were issued simultaneously, a first for any contemporary artist. Debuting #2 and #1, respectively, they featured three gold hits with November Rain (#3), Don't Cry (#10) and the previously released Top 30 You Could Be Mine from the film Terminator II: Judgement Day, plus another Top 40 with Live And Let Die. Each album went seven times platinum.
The band's 1987 full-length debut Appetite For Destruction has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide (18 times platinum in the U.S.) and is among the biggest-selling albums in history. The #1 album notched three Top 10 hits--the gold anthem Welcome To The Jungle and #1 Sweet Child o' Mine plus Paradise City. 1988's #2, five times platinum G N' R Lies yielded the gold Top 5 Patience. After the Use Your Illusion duo, 1994's The Spaghetti Incident? cover album reached #4 and platinum.
In 1999, a live album earned gold and in 2004 the band's only Greatest Hits collection peaked at #3 and earned quadruple platinum. Overall, Guns N' Roses has sold more than 90 million records
TICKETS GO ON SALE AT 10AM ON FRIDAY 6th see official website for more information