|by Sarah Smith
Due to overwhelming demand Guns N’ Roses have announced a second Melbourne show for Saturday, March 16 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
The Glam Rock icons are due to play shows in Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane and Melbourne next month with support slots from ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo. They will be the first gigs Axl Rose has played in Australia since 2010, when his band headlined proceedings at the V8 Supercar Championship in Sydney and stopped by Townsville and Adelaide with support from nu-metal comeback kings Korn.
FL recently spoke with Gunners keyboardist Dizzy Reed and he was quick to dismiss notions that the band’s current players are somehow less legitimate than that of the early ‘80s, “This is Guns N’ Roses, therefore it is the real Guns N’ Roses,” he said. “There’s not two Guns N’ Roses out there playing anymore. People can choose to live in the past as much as they want, it’s not going to change anything. This band is the best band I’ve ever been in, and we go out and we kick ass every night, give a thousand per cent.”
Tickets for the second Melbourne show go on sale Friday, February 15.
FasterLouder presents Guns M’ Roses tour
Saturday, March 9 – Perth Arena, Perth
Tuesday, March 12 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Wednesday, March 13 – Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday, March 16 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne – JUST ANNOUNCED
Sunday, March 17 – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Wednesday, March 20 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane