If ever there was a news story to take with a truckload of salt, this is probably it.
The Axl Rose & Friends Experience – er, Guns ‘N Roses (at least officially what it’s called) anounced a North American tour yesterday, the band’s first in 5 years.
Of course, what shape Axl is in now remains to be seen. Whether he still has the blonde dreadlocked and dated football jersey thing going for him will be interesting to see. It’s also intriguing to see if the live show will include a bulk of the overblown songs on Chinese Democracy, the absurdly infamous album that is still stocked in the dusty innards of Best Buy, back behind the refrigerators.
Of course, with any news regarding Axl and GNR, there’s no telling if this tour will ACTUALLY happen at all. He could take forever to show up onstage, if at all, angering the (presumably) thousands who dish out exorbitant amounts of money for these shows.
Anyway, here are the scheduled dates, with a promise (or threat?) of more cities and dates forthcoming:
10/28 – Orlando, FL – Amway Center Arena
10/29 – Miami, FL – American Airlines Arena
10/31 – Greenville, SC – Bi-Lo Center Arena
11/2 – Atlanta, GA – Phillips Arena
TBA – Houston, TX
11/05 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavillion
TBA – Omaha, NE
TBA – Tulsa, OK
11/12 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center Arena
11/13 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center Arena
TBA – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena
TBA – East Rutherford, NJ
TBA – Hartford, CT
TBA – Wilkes-Barre, PA
TBA – Worcester, MA
TBA – Camden, NJ
TBA – Detroit, MI
TBA – Cincinnati, OH
TBA – Nashville, TN
TBA – Indianapolis, IN
TBA – Denver, CO