Ja­pan, Aus­tralia gear up for Axl and com­pany

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Guns N’ Roses on Au­gust 16 an­nounced con­certs in Ja­pan and Aus­tralia, ex­tend­ing a long-awaited re­union tour into 2017. The hard rock le­gends said they would play three shows in Ja­pan in Jan­uary – one in Osaka and two at Saitama Arena near Tokyo – fol­lowed by five Aus­tralian dates.

Guns N’ Roses, whose 1987 Ap­petite for De­struc­tion re­mains the top-sell­ing de­but al­bum ever, in April re­united with their clas­sic line-up of singer Axl Rose and gui­tarist Slash for the first time since 1993.

The rock­ers – who had passed up years of lu­cra­tive re­union of­fers amid bad blood be­tween Rose and Slash – are tour­ing North Amer­ica and af­ter­ward plan shows in Latin Amer­ica.

The re­union has gone smoothly, with long­time fans of Guns N’ Roses star­tled that the no­to­ri­ously hard-par­ty­ing band is even start­ing sets on time.

The band is tak­ing a break af­ter the North Amer­i­can dates as Rose tours with Aus­tralian rock el­ders AC/DC, re­plac­ing singer Brian John­son who risked hear­ing loss if he kept per­form­ing.

The Guns N’ Roses re­union is none­the­less with­out Izzy Stradlin, the rhythm gui­tarist and writer of some of the band’s best-known songs, who has de­clined to par­tic­i­pate.

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