Friday, April 26, 2013
Guns N’ Roses announces “up close and personal” and very expensive show at intimate House of Blues
Who's even still in GN'R -- Axl ... Dizzy ... you?
DOWNTOWN DALLAS At this point I’m not even sure who’s in Guns N’ Roses these days. OK, there’s Axl Rose (barely, on some occasions), but after that ... Dizzy Reed? Tommy Stinson? You?
Find out May 29, when the band plays the House of Blues in Victory Park, which has to be the smallest local venue the band’s played since it opened for The Cult at the Bronco Bowl in 1987. (This is what that looked like.) The HoB just announced that the band will perform “a once in a lifetime, up close and personal show on May 29th.” Though, as one reader notes via Twitter, “If the show is on the 29th, Axl Rose will show up on the 30th.” Heh.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 3 — and they ain’t cheap. General admissions starts at $135. After that, balcony seats go for $155, and “platinum” seating sells for $175. Which is considerably more than the $22.50 the band charged when it played Starplex on July 8, 1991 — a wholly surreal and entirely NSFW experience, especially when compared to its 2011 return to the Fair Park venue.
Perhaps this Special Event marks, what, the 25th anniversary of GN’R Lies? The one-year anniversary of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snub? Not quite the same as the December ’87 Q102-sponsored show at the Fair Park Coliseum, a mere five months following Appetite for Destruction‘s release. Now that was a show. Maybe a time machine would be cheaper?
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