Las Vegas residencies have long been associated with acts like Liberace, and more recently, Rod Stewart and Celine Dion. Axl Rose, however, hopes to toughen up Vegas with a new Guns N’ Roses residency this fall.
Following sold-out Vegas shows this past New Year’s Eve, Guns N’ Roses will hit The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for a 12-show residency. Titled Appetite for Democracy, the residency kicks off on Halloween and runs three times a week (mostly weekend nights) through November 24th. Ticket on-sale starts August 17 at 10 a.m. EST via the venue’s website and Ticketmaster.
So what can fans expect from the residency? Hits from the band’s golden age (hello, Appetite for Destruction) through Axl’s long-delayed opus, 2008′s Chinese Democracy.
For those who haven’t seen Guns N’ Roses on more recent tours, the current line-up is worth mentioning: DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums).
- Jillian Mapes, CBS Local