By Andy Greene
Guns N' Roses skipped New York during their extensive 2011 U.S. tour, but they're making up for it this February by playing three clubs around the city. The mini-tour, timed to accompany Fashion Week, will include stops at Roseland Ballroom, Webster Hall and Terminal 5. The club tour will continue in mid-February with stops in Chicago, Atlantic City, N.J., and Silver Spring, Md.
The band last played Webster Hall in 1988 for a historic gig that was taped for MTV. The venue was called the Ritz back then, and to celebrate Guns N' Roses' return, the club will rename itself the Ritz when the band plays on Feb. 15. In what is probably a typo in the press release, the band is playing a venue called "Terminal 6" on Feb 12. Presumably, they mean Terminal 5, though it's possible that the venue added the number to its name for the night.
Guns N' Roses toured extensively in 2011, and they appear to have similar plans for this year. The band recently announced an eight-date European tour for this summer. One month before that kicks off, the original lineup of Guns N' Roses will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Cleveland. Axl Rose has yet to indicate whether he plans to perform with his old bandmates for the evening. "I personally just want to finish what I started with those jack-offs," drummer Steven Adler told Rolling Stone last month. "We started off something; let's end the career playing together, at least once. I'd love to do a whole tour of the world. I personally -- and I know that Slash and Duff feel the same way -- we owe it to the fans to do a tour around the world. We haven't performed for over 20 years, and they've stuck by us and believe in us."
Guns N' Roses 2012 U.S. tour dates:
2/10 Roseland Ballroom, New York
2/12 Terminal 5, New York
2/15 The Ritz (Webster Hall), New York
2/19 House of Blues, Chicago
2/23 The Fillmore, Silver Spring, Md.
2/24 House of Blues, Atlantic City, N.J.