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Guns N' Roses announce six-date club tour

By Andy Greene
Rollingstone.com

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.

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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.

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15Comments
Jan 31, 2012 11:59AM
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I cant believe the comments below.  Guns is probably the best rock and roll band of all time.  Axl has the best range of any singer in his category. From classic ballad rock to not over the top rock.  There is a reason that many of their songs are played more today than any other band.  "welcome to the jungle" has even been adopted by the NFL.  I just saw them in Salt Lake.  The played for three hours, it was amazing.  Axl did not miss a step.  I would put them up against anyone, even today.
Jan 31, 2012 7:32AM
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Guns N Roses..??? for real ? what a joke, this is just a group of third rated musicians lead by a "has been" Axl Rose trying to revive something that was huge when it came out in the 80's...the reason he sued the original band members to have legal ownership of the band's name is for the motives he's touring now, he knew the "guns n roses" brand will sell tickets because he knew that there were always going to be hardcore or idiotic fans that were going to see guns n roses once again when in fact they're being rip off....so if you want to spend your hard earned money on this scam, go ahead suckers....when I want to enjoy the real guns n roses I go to my I-Pod, I have all of their albums downloaded.....can you imagine if Paul McCartney touring with his current lineup and called it The Beatles? Exactly what we have here with Mr Rose.
Jan 31, 2012 6:56AM
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Saw them in Miami recently.even though they were really late they blew the place up,previous poster was right on about the new guitarists although they really arent better than slash but Axl nailed it I could not believe it,Live & Let Die was awazing
Jan 30, 2012 10:44PM
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OK, now this is just getting F'ing sad!!! Guns used to be something, now their nothing! LOL

Jan 30, 2012 6:18PM
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axle wont showup, he is lame and  arrogant, he has to understand, he isnt the end of to end all  singers int eh wortld, if  i was to go see them? i would go only to see slash, he is a great guitar player, axles voice  is horrible   i know one of his nieghbours in so cal and he said  he cant sing worth a S*** anymore, and he is bald and fat and  slopppy  fat, smells like hehad one  pan of  roasted garlic to many
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