Guns N Roses Set To Tour North America In 2017

Updated: Early this morning Guns N Roses unleashed the rumored dates we spoke of last week. Here is the latest:

The thirty five additional dates start on May 27th  in Dublin, and will see the band visiting most of Europe before heading to Israel and returning to North America in late July. The band had previously announced early 2017 shows in Japan, New Zealand, Australia, and southeast Asia.

Tickets for the newly added shows will be going on sale Friday, December 9th for the dates in  Canada and Europe, and a day later on Saturday, December 10th for shows in the United States.

Guns N’ Roses Added 2017 Tour Dates:
5/27 – Dublin, IE – Slane Castle
5/30 – Bilbao, ES – San Mames Stadium
6/02 – Lisbon, PT – Passeio Martimo De Alges
6/04 – Madrid, ES – Vincente Calderon Stadium
6/07 – Zurich, CH – Letzigrund
6/10 – Imola, IT – Greenfield
6/13 – Munich, DE – Olympiastadion
6/16 – London, UK – London Stadium
6/20 – Gdansk, PL – Stadion Energy Gdansk
6/22 – Hannover, DE – Messe
6/24 – Werchter, BE – Classic
6/27 – Copenhagen, DK – Telia Parken
6/29 – Stockholm, SE – Friends Arena
7/01 – Hämeenlinna, FI – Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
7/04 – Prague, CZ – Letnany Airport
7/07 – Paris, FR – Stade de France
7/10 – Vienna, AT – Ernst Happel Stadion
7/12 – Nijmegen, NL – Goffert Park
7/15 – Tel Aviv, IS – Hayarkon Park
7/27 – St. Louis, MO – The Dome At America’s Center
7/30 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/02 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/08 – Miami, FL – Miami Marlins Stadium
8/11 – Winston-Salem, NC – BB&T Field at Wake Forest University
8/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
8/16 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
8/19 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
8/21 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place Stadium
8/24 – Winnipeg, MB – Investors Group Field
8/27 – Regina, SK – New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place
8/30 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
9/01 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place Stadium
9/03 – George, WA – The Gorge
9/06 – El Paso, TX – Sun Bowl Stadium
9/08 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome

Last week Guns N Roses began teasing North American fans again with subtle hints of a potential tour in 2017 as well. Axl, Slash, and Duff are currently down in South and Central America as they wrap this part of their Not In This Lifetime Tour.

Early in 2017 they’ll be heading to Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, and Dubai and running until March. That leaves their spring and summer 2017 schedules open to pencil in additional North American dates for cities that didn’t get stadium shows in 2016.

Promo videos began running on television stations over the long Thanksgiving weekend along with billboards popping up in places like El Paso, TX, Minneapolis, MN, Vancouver & Montreal, Canada and Lancaster, PA among other places.

Last week this video arrived on their YouTube channel proclaiming Guns N’ Roses – #GnFnR2017 … The Machine Is Back At It! It looks like after a year-long reconciliation on the road, the band are back to their old ways of touring like a machine.

Time to ask Santa for those Ticketmaster gift cards kiddos! Save up those 2017 vacation days because all evidence points to a 2017 North American arena tour for Guns N Roses.

Have you seen a billboard pop up in your city? Send us a photo of it in the comments below. Share your memories of seeing Guns N Roses in the past or your excitement for these potential 2017 shows.

Life On The Scene has enjoyed Slash & Duff in their side projects like Velvet Revolver, Loaded, Camp Freddy and other charitable events over the years so here are a few photos to tide you over.

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Johnny Depp and Chester Bennington to Support Rhonda’s Kiss in Los Angeles

Image courtesy of Rhonda's Kiss

Image courtesy of Rhonda’s Kiss

On Thursday, November 3rd, the historic El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles will host the 2nd annual Rhonda’s Kiss benefit show. Actor Johnny Depp will be presented with the Healing and Hope Award.

The Hellcat Saints (featuring Jane’s Addictions Dave Navarro, Juliette Lewis and Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray) with special guest singer, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington will kick off the night followed by headliners Weezer.

Proceeds from Rhonda’s Kiss Los Angeles to benefit the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and further the mission of Rhonda’s Kiss, supporting programs to aid cancer patients in need, and helping those who receive a cancer diagnosis make ends meet during treatment. Rhonda’s Kiss is a 501 (c)(3). To date, the charity has donated more than $750,000 to hospitals to support cancer programs and patients.

The event will also auction off Rhonda’s Kiss honoree, Johnny Depp’s signature Duesenberg Guitar, designed with Johnny’s tattoo art. You can check Rhonda’s Kiss for any last-minute tickets that may open up for the show or if you simply wish to give to a great charity supporting cancer patients in their time of need please click here to support them.

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HIM to Headline 20th Anniversary Tuska Festival

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HIM by Ville Juurikkala

Iconic Finnish metal band HIM have been announced as a headliner for the 20th anniversary of the Tuska Festival. The festival runs from June 30 – July 2, 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. American punk band, now turned thrasher metal, Suicidal Tendencies, along with Mexican American extreme metal band Brujeria have been announced so far.

This will mark the first time that HIM has played the long running Tuska Festival and their first outdoor gig in their hometown of Helsinki. “Early-crow” tickets are now on sale for the festival. You can visit Ticketmaster Finland to grab the 3-day tickets. Additional ticketing options and other artists will be announced soon.

It looks like 2017 will see the return of HIM to the live stage after the band went on a long, well deserved break at the end of 2014. During that break, drummer Gas Lipstick decided to leave HIM and pursue other musical interests. Singer Ville Valo appeared on the track “Knowing Me Knowing You”, an ABBA cover he did with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite. The rest of HIM have been busy in their on again side project, Daniel Lioneye, and will do a small tour of Germany and England this December in support of their latest release, Volume III.

We here at Life On The Scene eagerly await the return of the Finnish metals gods to the world’s stage! Who’s up for a trip to Helsinki at the end of June 2017? Global HIM fans, check in and tell us where you’re from, where you’ve seen HIM perform or where you’ve traveled to see HIM perform.

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Carousel Live Presents Sammy Wilk and the Solutions at the Troubadour

Social media star and pop/reggae singer, Sammy Wilk, kicked of the Halloween weekend Friday night at the Troubadour in West Hollywood as part of the Carousel Live series which also included South Korean indie-pop band the Solutions, Sophia Kameron and Found Vegas. The Solutions have been playing clubs around southern California during October promoting their latest release, “Ticket to the Moon”, including gigs at the Wayfarer in Costa Mesa and Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to the delight of area K-POP fans. The Solutions will wrap up the Carousel Live series later this week on November 3rd at the Roxy opening the show for EDM phenomenon, PROXIMITY. Grab your tickets while you can by visiting ticketfly

Wilk performed songs from his debut album, Ready For War, to an enthusiastic crowd of mostly female teenage fans. The audience also included Wilk’s family, friends like fellow social media stars Nash Grier, Mahogany Lox, DJ Rupp and Jake Miller. Wilk also brought special guests on stage including Mac Marley to perform their song “That’s Wild” along with high school friends and fellow social media sensations, best friends Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky who perform as Jack & Jack to tear it up on their hit, “Throw Signs”. Jack & Jack are currently putting the finishing touches on their own album which is expected to be released in the new year.

Carousel Live is a new live music event brand bringing up & coming Asian and Asian American musical artists to the global stage by pairing them up with more established US-based artists creating a unique entertainment atmosphere that exposes each artists fans to a variety of incredible new music. Keep your finger on the refresh button and watch the social media spaces for Carousel Live to see what’s next on their music discovery platform.

If you attended the show, we’d love to hear your thoughts, see photos or videos from the night in the comments below!

To purchase music from these artists, please visit:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/sammy-wilk/id900129226

http://happyrobot.co.kr/release/ticket-to-the-moon/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jack-jack/id944171951

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/connected-single/id1115233688

#SammyWilk #JackandJack #CarouselLive #theSolutions

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Joey Graceffa Launches Children of Eden

YouTube star, actor and New York Times bestselling author Joey Graceffa launched his 2nd book, but first young adult novel, Children of Eden last night at Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles. Hundreds of fans lined the sidewalk for several hours waiting to meet the star, pose for a quick photo and pick up their autographed copy of the book.

Joey was joined by his partner, Daniel Preda and actress Denise Richards brought her daughters out to meet the author.

A short film entitled Children of Eden: Chapter One was also released this week on YouTube.

Joey and Daniel are off on a book tour visiting San Francisco tonight, before heading to Houston, Boston, New York City, Uncasville, Chicago, Orlando and Miami. Details on how to take part in the meet & greets or to just buy Children Of Eden can be found on Joey’s website.

Have you had a chance to read Children of Eden yet? Have you participated in a meet & greet with the author? Tell us about it in the comments below. Share this article with friends so they don’t miss these upcoming events with Joey Graceffa. #JoeyGraceffa #ChildrenofEden

Joey will also take part in Entertainment Weekly’s Popfest in Los Angeles over Halloween weekend, October 29th and 30th where he will join a host of digital influencers in a panel discussion and participate in fun and games on stage. Tickets are available to purchase here

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Shawn Mendes Releases Illuminate

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Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes released his second album, Illuminate, last week. The 18-year-old singer stopped by a pop-up store near the Grove in Los Angeles last night to greet fans who purchased a copy of his latest CD. Life On The Scene caught the singer arriving and posting a Snapchat of the long line of mostly young ladies waiting to greet the pop superstar. The Mendes Army has been out in full force as Mendes has been hopping around the country greeting fans in New York City, Los Angeles and his hometown of Toronto.

While in Los Angeles, he will also perform for an intimate crowd at the Grammy Museum, and make the rounds of the local talk shows including Ellen, The Talk and the Late Late Show with James Corden which we can only hope will produce another hilarious Carpool Karaoke. He will also visit KIIS-FM for a morning interview with Ryan Seacrest and an evening visit with Jo Jo Wright.

Mendes will be heading out on a world tour with most dates on sale now. His CD is available now so go visit his website to get the CD and some concert tickets for your local city. You can follow him on Snapchat at shawnmendes1.

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Marriott Rewards Treats Members to Demi Lovato and DNCE Concert

By Cindy Robinson

Last week Marriott Rewards members were treated to a free concert by pop superstars Demi Lovato and MTV VMA Best New Artist, DNCE. Marriott Rewards members had to log in to their rewards account, select the event, apply a special code and they could request a free pair of concert tickets. The concert took place at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles for about 1,700 concert-goers near the J. W. Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels. Guests over the age of 21 enjoyed complimentary cocktails during the hour-long concert which featured a special duet between Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato on DNCE’s latest hit, Toothbrush.

DNCE will release their self-titled debut album, DNCE, in November. Demi Lovato just wrapped up her co-headlining Future Now tour with Nick Jonas.

The Marriott Rewards program has just completed its merger with the Ritz Carlton Rewards program and the Starwood Preferred Guest Program. It’s free to sign up for the Marriott Rewards program and the points you earn during your hotel stays are valid for far more than just hotel rooms. If you’d like to sign up so you can join the fun next time, stop by Marriott Rewards to start earning points.

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Happy Birthday Robin Williams

Today dear readers, I’m giving all of you who read this one chore to do today. However you watch movies, whether it’s on your phone, by popping in a DVD, viewing digital files on a laptop or tablet or browsing sites like YouTube or Vimeo, go find a Robin Williams movie, a classic TV show, or some comedic interview clips, watch them and laugh. LAUGH! Enjoy the incredible legacy that this amazing man left for the world to enjoy. Robin Williams would have been 65 today. It’s been almost two years since he passed away on August 11, 2014. The world is a less funny place without him and 2016 has certainly been an incredibly difficult year so far.

What are some of your favorite Robin Williams movies? Or TV shows? What is that one movie you can always watch and know it will make you laugh? For me, it has to be Mrs. Doubtfire. I couldn’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched this movie over the years but it will always make me laugh and always be among my favorites. So do yourself one favor today, stop and laugh. Let Robin Williams help you achieve that goal today. Happy Birthday Robin Williams! We all miss you. #RobinWilliams

 

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My Chemical Romance To Reunite?

Let’s face it folks, 2016 has been a supreme bitch so far. The Grim Reaper has been running rampant stealing away precious lives like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, The Eagles’ Glenn Frey and Prince among others. Violence and terrorism has circulated the globe non-stop from attacks on gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando to trucks crashing into Bastille Day crowds in Nice, France. That asshat orange-colored buffoon is being allowed to run for President of the United States.

Then, today, my cold, black, heart began rapidly beating a crimson color filled again with hope and joy after My Chemical Romance posted a 30-second cryptic video teaser on their newly revamped website at the same time their social media pages were updated with the new logo and video post. The video concludes with the date 9.23.16. New merchandise is available online and of course at Hot Topic. The new logo featuring a cross, MCR and the letter X, or Roman numeral ten were quickly interpreted as a sign of resurrection to celebrate the 10th anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s iconic 2006 album  Welcome to the Black Parade.

The only other solid news that came out today from major news outlets is that the band will re-release the Black Parade along with some previously  unreleased material. No other word on what else may be in store for this deeply missed band.

For those lucky enough to attend Comic Con in San Diego this week, I would bet you won’t get much more than a sheepish grin from Gerard Way as he signs for both Dark Horse and DC Comics on Friday, July 22nd. Here’s a little flashback to my time at Comic Con 2009 when I literally got stuck in a human traffic jam as security halted us to allow Hall H to empty out. When I turned around to see who else got stuck I found Gerard & Mikey standing behind me.

Gerard & Mikey Way, Comic Con 2009

Gerard & Mikey Way, Comic Con 2009

I count myself extremely lucky to be an Angeleno, because I know if shows do happen, they will happen in Los Angeles. Like the rest of you, I don’t know exactly what My Chemical Romance has in store for us for the last half of 2016 but my best guess would be some tour dates to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Welcome to the Black Parade. Will it be a one-off tour to honor this album? Will there be new music? Only time will tell but you can bet if Gerard Way, Mikey Way, Frank Iero and Ray Toro are reuniting for some shows, my happy ass will be camped out on the sidewalk!

Killjoys, make some noise!

Edit: An update after yesterday’s cryptic teaser video. Today, the band made the following statement on their Facebook page, “We’ve been really touched and blown away by the response to the teaser trailer. We are not touring and there is no reunion planned – only a release for the anniversary of The Black Parade.

Thanks so much for continuing to keep MCR in your minds and in your hearts.”

So, at this point killjoys, the only noise is the sound of hearts around the globe breaking again…

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Jack & Jack and Melanie Martinez Pump Up the Wango Tango Village

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by Cindy Robinson along with Contributor Sydney Robinson

102.7 KIIS FM in Los Angeles held their annual Wango Tango concert last weekend at the Stubhub Center in Carson, CA. So let’s do a little wrap up from the weekend! Life On The Scene attended the Wango Tango Village, the FREE daytime festival and concert featuring up & coming artists such as Jack & Jack, Melanie Martinez (from season 3 of The Voice), Daya, Laura Marano and more. There was a ferris wheel, food & beverage tents from Coca-Cola, Sprite, Guerrero Tacos, Magnolia ice cream and a fabulous pink primping tent from Soap & Glory.

Did I mention ice cream? Magnolia had amazing flavors like avocado, purple yam, lychee, guava, coconut and mango. Super delicious and well worth the wait in line for a free ice cream cone of your choice. Right now it looks like their ice cream is only available at Ralph’s locations across Southern California (as far as the West Coast is concerned anyway) so make sure you stop by and pick some up this summer.

 

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Soap & Glory’s Body Butter and Pillow Plump Lip Gloss

Then there was the Soap & Glory pink primping tent. They provided a great little break from the hot sun where you could sit & relax for a few minutes while primping ladies touched up your make up, applied fake tattoos and gave out some great cosmetic samples like The Righteous Butter Body Butter and their Pillow Plump Lip Gloss. The body butter leaves my skin soft and I’ve received compliments on the nice fresh scent. The Pillow Plump lip gloss leaves your lips tingling as it gently plumps them up while providing a super shine with a hint of color. Recommended for those age 15+! Soap & Glory is availble at a variety of your favorite retailers like Walgreens, Target and Ulta. This hot UK brand is set to take over the USA this summer so go grab some of their fun products to try on your next shopping trip.

The highlight of the day was for sure the music! The day kicked off with internet superstars Jack & Jack and judging by the screams and mayhem their adoring fans loved hearing fan favorites like How We Livin’, Like That, Wrong One, Shallow Love and California. These guys put on a fun concert and it’s great to see how their stage show is growing and evolving. Their 2nd album is expected to be ready for a fall release so check back for more information on that. They also have some additional shows coming up this summer including Milwaukee’s Summerfest on June 30th, a special performance at BeautyCon LA on July 9th, the Show of the Summer in Hershey, PA on August 20th with Shawn Mendes and tons more to come from these adorable guys!

Melanie Martinez sent her legions of fans into a frenzy performing hits like Crybaby, PityParty, Dollhouse, and Carousel with lots of look-a-likes dressed like her in the crowd. Melanie will be on tour for all of June & July across the United States so the Wango Tango Village was just a warm up for her. Check out all of her dates on her website.

It was great to see the power of Jonas is still strong as Joe Jonas stopped by the Wango Tango Village with his new band DNCE to host a quick meet & greet with a lucky handful of fans and took to the stage to pump up the crowd. Sadly, they didn’t treat us to their massive hit Cake By The Ocean but judging the by the throng of girls following Joe’s every move during the brief appearance DNCE is headed destined to become a smashing success.

There were also fun performances from Laura Marano, Shawn Hook and Daya. Friends of ours who attended the evening Wango Tango concert with artists like Zayn, Ariana Grande, DNCE, Demi Lovato and Gwen Stefani said it was an amazing concert and Gwen rocked the house.

If you’ve never attended a big iHeart Radio event like Wango Tango, the iHeart Radio Festival or a Jingle Ball concert – do yourself a favor and go to one of these fun events! It’s a long, long, day (or weekend depending which one you go to) but it’s such a great opportunity to see your favorite artists in a festival setting and check out some new emerging artists. All in one day you get to see more than a dozen acts and it’s just an incredible experience.

 

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