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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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Camp Freddy Live at the Roxy and Gearing Up for the West of Memphis Soundtrack

Dave Navarro interviewing author Damien Echols

Dave Navarro interviewing author Damien Echols

Apparently his week-long run performing as the titular character in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Roxy in November was not enough for Donovan Leitch.  This Thursday, the 20th, Donovan returns to the famous Hollywood club as Camp Freddy begin their sixth annual holiday residency.  As expected the three consecutive nights sold out as fans eagerly await not only the band, but also the unexpected guests who join them.  Given that Camp Freddy’s members are the aforementioned actor / singer Donovan Leitch, Billy Morrison (The Cult, Billy Idol band), Matt Sorum (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Neurotic Outsiders), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) and Jane’s Addiction’s Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, it is not a surprise that there are many friends of the band that join them to perform.  Considering that guests have included Billy Idol, Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols (who was also Sorum’s band mate in Neurotic Outsiders), Slash, Kid Rock, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Macy Grey, there is no telling who will show up to join the band on stage.

For those of us who were unable to get tickets for the show, we can get through the season knowing that we can purchase the soundtrack for West of Memphis which will include Camp Freddy’s cover of David Bowie’s “The Jean Genie.”  The documentary film, directed by Amy J. Berg (the Academy Award nominated Deliver Us from Evil), follows the case of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., collectively known as the “West Memphis Three.”  Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley, Jr. were arrested and convicted as teenagers for the murders of three children in West Memphis, AR in the mid-nineties.  Although DNA evidence collected ultimately exonerated the trio, they spent 18 years in jail, with Echols serving a death sentence, while Baldwin and Misskelley received life imprisonment sentences. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the soundtrack will be used to raise funds for the exoneration of Echols, Baldwin and Misskelley, Jr.

Damien Echols, one of the producers of West of Memphis, released his critically acclaimed autobiography, Life After Death, earlier this year.

West of Memphis will be in selected theaters on Tuesday, December 25th.  The soundtrack will be released through Sony Legacy on January 15, 2013.

Here’s a look back at some previous Camp Freddy shows to get you pumped up for this weekend’s Christmas residency at the Roxy. If you make it to the shows, we’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below. Or post a link to your photos and videos of the Camp Freddy shows!

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2011 in Photos – A Look Back at Bruno Mars, Duran Duran, INXS and U2

by Cindy Robinson

Here we are at the end of the first week of 2012 and I wanted to do a post on my favorite photos of 2011 from the various rock & roll events I attended last year. While the list was small in comparison to years past, I still had the opportunity to see some great live bands.

I feel like I’ve conquered the technology mountain to get to this little post I want to share with the world. Laptop software issues continue to plague me as do the internet connectivity issues (do we hear a New Year’s resolution here?? Solve the tech issues in 2012!) and when I finally made it over these hurdles, I learned that WordPress blogs typically don’t support embedding slide shows from Picnik. Say what? I battled computer issues, stayed up until wee hours working on my slide show and my blog won’t host it?

Thankfully the information superhighway quickly led me to information that allowed me to solve this issue. I discovered Vodpod which allows you to embed your Picnik slide show into your WordPress blog. Shazam! It isn’t perfect, it’s much smaller in scale than the original so I feel some detail is lacking but I’m happy I was able to embed it and share with readers.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Let’s get down to the subject at hand – 2011 in photos. Wow, narrowing down a plethora of images shot over the past year turned out to be a daunting task. I intended to pull just one image from each event but soon found that impossible as image after image drew me in. So I grabbed my favorites and went from there.

For me, 2011  included live shows from the likes of  My Chemical Romance, Bruno Mars, Brian Setzer, Duran Duran, Honor Society (a band my daughter really enjoys who rose to fame as the opening band on the Jonas Brothers tour in 2009),   INXS , a book signing by Guns n’ Roses Duff McKagan and the long postponed U2 at Angels Stadium show finally came to fruition!

My Chemical Romance were incredible as their live show is always an intense throbbing mass of music loving people. This was our first time seeing Bruno Mars and it definitely won’t be our last. His live show was amazing, just non-stop energy from start to finish. The audience was also amazing – a complete mash-up of every type, size and age of concert goer imaginable. Brian Setzer always puts on a great live show too!

Duran Duran are my favorite band so my opinion of them will always be biased and I always enjoy seeing them live! Their Unstaged performance directed by David Lynch at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles in early 2011 really kicked it up a notch though when they added a list of special guests for their show that included Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, Beth Ditto of the Gossip and super producer Mark Ronson.

INXS breezed through the USA for a short summer tour before singer J.D. Fortune departed the band for a second time. INXS look to be back on track for 2012 though with their new Irish singer, Ciaran Gribbin. Youtube footage shows his performances to be of a more mellow variety with awkward dance moves but I’ll wait to fully assess the new line up until I see it for myself. He’s got big shoes to fill and it takes time to grow into a role of that magnitude.

Then there was U2! I think there are few people who would dispute the awesome spectacle that is a live U2 show. This show seemed especially sweet to me as I had originally purchased my tickets in November 2009 and the show ended up being postponed due to Bono’s emergency back surgery and subsequent recovery. Finally, in June of 2011, they rolled back into town and blew us all away. U2 with Lenny Kravitz were worth the wait!

It’s always hard to narrow down the list of favorite shows, to choose just one for the top spot. Even though my list was much shorter than normal for 2011 (darn bad economy!) it didn’t make things any easier. I know I can cross My Chemical Romance off the contenders list because their record release show at the House of Blues in Hollywood in November of 2010 was their best to date that I have seen.

After thinking long and hard about it, I narrowed down my top choices to U2 and Bruno Mars. U2 live is so much more than just a rock & roll concert but ultimately I’d have to award the top slot to singer Bruno Mars. It was refreshing to see an artist I hadn’t seen before and to be thoroughly excited and energized by the set.

What were some of your favorite shows you saw in 2011? Who are you looking forward to seeing live in 2012? Are we all jazzed for the return of Van Halen in 2012? 80’s icon Adam Ant is due to tour the USA for the first time in 15 years! Preliminary tour buzz shows his fans are coming out of the woodwork like crazy. INXS are set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their iconic Kick album. 2011 breakout band, Foster the People are scheduled to hit the road hard during 2012 moving up to larger venues as they trek across America. And it’s almost time for the big Coachella announcement! Who will they get for 2012?

2011 in Photos, posted with vodpod

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