MU­SIC

The leg­endary Amer­i­can rock­ers will close F1 week­end

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Leg­endary US rock­ers Guns N’ Roses are the sec­ond con­firmed head­line act for the F1 week­end on Yas Is­land, tak­ing place in Novem­ber

They’ve sold more than 100 mil­lion records world­wide, and now US rock­ers Guns N’ Roses are re­turn­ing to the UAE – they’re the sec­ond act con­firmed to per­form at the Yasalam Af­ter Race con­certs on F1 week­end later this year.

It’ll be the third time the band have per­formed in the emi­rates – they were in Dubai last year at the Autism Rocks Arena, and they also played on Yas Is­land back in March 2013. The Yas show, though, was be­fore the band fa­mously re­formed in 2016. Lead singer Axel Rose and gui­tarist Slash hadn’t talked for more than 20 years un­til then, and the 2013 gig fea­tured a com­pletely dif­fer­ent lineup to what fans will see this time round. This is also the clos­est you’ll ever get to see­ing the band’s orig­i­nal 1987 line-up, with Slash, Rose and bass gui­tarist Duff McKa­gan all set for the cap­i­tal.

Dur­ing the band’s 30-year ca­reer, they’ve re­leased six stu­dio al­bums, won a host of mu­sic ac­co­lades and com­pleted sev­eral world tours. Most fa­mous for their hits Sweet Child O’ Mine, Novem­ber Rain and Pa­tience, the group are set to re­lease a re­mas­tered, ex­panded ver­sion of their 1987 de­but al­bum Ap­petite For De­struc­tion: Locked and Loaded on June 29.

“Guns N’ Roses are one of the all-time rock greats and wel­com­ing the found­ing mem­bers to the du Arena to cel­e­brate this mile­stone event makes it even more spe­cial,” says John Lick­r­ish, CEO of event or­gan­iser Flash En­ter­tain­ment.

This year’s race is the tenth F1 the UAE has held, and it takes place on Sun­day, Novem­ber 25. Race week­end will start on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 22, with two fur­ther Yasalam mu­sic head­lin­ers set to be an­nounced.

For this year’s race, ticket hold­ers can also this year pur­chase Golden Cir­cle up­grade tick­ets for the Yasalam Af­ter- Race Con­certs, which of­fer the best ac­cess to view­ing the gigs. Prices start from Dhs195.

Axel, Slash and com­pany join the al­ready an­nounced The Weeknd on the line-up – the Cana­dian ur­ban star will per­form on Fri­day Novem­ber 23. Novem­ber 25

du Arena, Yas Is­land, Abu Dhabi, Novem­ber 22 to 25, prices vary. Taxi: Yas Ma­rina Cir­cuit. yas­mari­nacir­cuit.com

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