South Africa (2nd August 2018) – For the first time in the history of Guns N’ Roses, the international rock icons will perform one show only in South Africa at the world renowned FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 29th November 2018. Tickets are on-sale NOW at www.bigconcerts.co.za and Computicket. They will be supported on their Johannesburg date by South Africa’s longest-lived and most legendary rock bands WONDERboom. In partnership with 947, Kyknet and Channel 24.
Guns N’ Roses and their unstoppable and massively successful Not In This Lifetime Tour continues to dominate the rock music world in 2018 and beyond with 13 stadium shows lined up across Europe, festival headline slots at Download Festival UK, Paris and Madrid, Italy’s Firenze Rocks and Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting. They are also playing 7 dates across Indonesia, The Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi.
Produced by Live Nation, the first European leg of the Not In This Lifetime Tour sold over 1 million tickets in 2017 to their widespread fanbase, becoming the year’s most successful tour and proving beyond a doubt that the attitude, spirit and influence of both Guns N’ Roses and the rock & roll genre are as strong as ever. Since it kicked off in 2016, the Not In This Lifetime Tour has performed an exhilarating 149 shows to over 5,200,000 fans around the world.
Guns N’ Roses’ are Axl Rose (vocals, piano), Duff McKagan (bass), Slash (lead guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboard).
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivalled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction –the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion IIoccupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.
Guns N’ Roses will be supported by WONDERboom who 22 years on are still rocking South Africa! It’s no small feat to be hailed as one of South Africa’s longest-lived and most legendary rock bands, and still going strong. WONDERboom have released 9 albums, headlined many major South African festivals and have been nominated for 5 ‘Best Rock Album’ awards in the South African Music Awards. They also won the South African leg of the 2004 Global Battle of the Bands & came SECOND WORLDWIDE at the finals in the London Astoria!
There can be few South African music fans that aren’t familiar with their hits, like Never Ever, Jafta Rebel, Something Wrong, Green Fever, Africa, Shadows, Charlie, It’s Great to be Alive, Best Side, On The Radio, Karaoke Bar and now Ooh La La.
GUNS N’ ROSES – NOT IN THIS LIFETIME TOUR 2018
|Thursday, November 29, 2018
FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Tickets on sale now
Book at www.bigconcerts.co.za
Tickets from R515 – R1540
*Press release and images with permission from MS Publicity.