Archive for Axl Rose


Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , on December 5, 2016 by Tickets There


Legendary (loves of my life) GUNS ‘N’ ROSES have announced their return to Slane Castle on May 27th next year – 25 years since they last played the venue. The group announced the dates this morning, along with an extensive European tour and additional US dates.

Guns ‘N’ Roses will visit Ireland as part of their Not In This Life Time tour which has seen original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff reunite for the first time in decades. Original drummer Steven Adler has also made appearances.

Tickets on sale this Friday, December 9th @ 09:00am from €89.50 + – following packages and tickets also on sale,

Guns ‘N’ Roses: General Admin and Gold Cicrle
General Admin – €89.50
Gold Circle = €149.50

Guns N’ Roses: Golden Circle (With Early Entry) Package


– Standing Ticket in Golden Circle to see GN’R live
– Early Entry Pass: access to the venue before standard Golden Circle ticketholders
– Limited edition GN’R VIP gift pack
– Souvenir GN’R tour laminate & lanyard
– VIP commemorative ticket
– Designated check-in with our on-site event staff
Guns N’ Roses: Welcome To The Jungle Ultimate Package

– Standing ticket in the Golden Circle, with VIP riser access to see GN’R live in concert
Welcome To The Jungle Ultimate Package includes:

– Exclusive access to an intimate backstage tour – go behind the scenes and ask a select members of GN’R crew what it takes to put an elaborate production together
– Early entry before standard Golden Circle ticket holders
– Come and go as you wish from the Golden Circle to the VIP riser all night.
– Exclusive access to the elevated VIP riser located on the field with unobstructed views of the stage. Riser includes complimentary bar with beers and wine!*
– Go on stage before the show for a group photo opportunity**
– Souvenir GN’R laminate
– Limited edition GN’R VIP gift pack
– VIP commemorative ticket
– Designated entry and on site event staf



Saturday, May 27, 2017

Meath, Ireland

Slane Castle

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bilbao, Spain

San Mames Stadium

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

Passeio Martimo De Alges

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Madrid, Spain

Vincente Calderon Stadium

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Zurich, Switzerland


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Imola, Italy


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Munich, Germany


Friday, June 16, 2017

London, United Kingdom

London Stadium

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gdansk, Poland

Stadion Energa Gdansk

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hannover, Germany


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Werchter, Belgium


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

Telia Parken

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

Friends Arena

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Hämeenlinna, Finland

Kantolan tapahtumapuisto

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

Letnany Airport

Friday, July 7, 2017

Paris, France

Stade de France

Monday, July 10, 2017

Vienna, Austria

Ernst Happel Stadion

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Nijmegen, Holland

Goffert Park

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Tel Aviv, Israel

Hayarkon Park


North America

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Minneapolis, MN

U.S. Bank Stadium

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Denver, CO

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Miami, FL

Miami Marlins Stadium

Friday, August 11, 2017

Winston-Salem, NC

BB&T Field at Wake Forest University

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hershey, PA

Hersheypark Stadium

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Buffalo, NY

New Era Field

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Montreal, QC

Parc Jean Drapeau

Monday, August 21, 2017

Ottawa, ON

TD Place Stadium

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Winnipeg, MB

Investors Group Field

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Regina, SK

New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Edmonton, AB

Commonwealth Stadium

Friday, September 1, 2017

Vancouver, BC

BC Place Stadium

Sunday, September 3, 2017

George, WA

The Gorge

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

El Paso, TX

Sun Bowl Stadium

Friday, September 8, 2017

San Antonio, TX


Sunday, September 10, 2017

St. Louis, MO

The Dome At America’s Center

See the official page on MCD


Science Proves AXL ROSE is the Greatest Singer of All Time

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on May 20, 2014 by Tickets There

9552991We at the Tickets There Conglomerate Corporation for Financial Gain and Advancement Family, are not ones to gloat – but we done told ye! We said it again and a-fucking-gain – AXL ROSE IS GOD BITCHES! Ye all nit picked and griped, but the bottom line is the man is a fucking hero – and now science has proven it. (yes, science – want to fight about it?) recently put up a list that is the end result of thirty seventh century technology which has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that AXL ROSE has not only the greatest voice of all time, but is also the baddest mother**ker on the planet. Why have I started censoring the curse words now you ask? Because I just remembered my mum and aunty occasionally read this blog and they may now be aware of my readers ignorance in the field of Axl! Axl who? William Axl Rose – scientifically proven greatest singer of all time and most beloved human since Jesus.!

If you’re someone who believes seeing is believing, then here’s further proof. Axl handing out shots at a gig,

I liked writing this one 🙂

Congratulations Axl Rose – God!

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , on April 24, 2014 by Tickets There


Axl Rose was awarded the Ronnie James Dio lifetime achievement award at the Revolver Golden Gods awards. Well done Axl, highly deserved.

I’m sure there were other awards, but they probably went to all that new crap like FFDP and so on that people vote for, At least they got this one right. Also Slayer showed up to preview their new tune which was nice for those in attendance. Apparently their performance was being kept a closely guarded secret and their dressing room had ‘ABBA‘ as the band name 🙂

ABBA – what a total waste of fucking everything that was every put into them. Fuck you Abba, fuck you!

Happy Halloween … Tree

Posted in General Tickets There Blog with tags , , , , on October 31, 2012 by Tickets There

The final post for today and number 800 for We’re going to kick back with sweets, movies and our Axl Rose inspired Halloween Tree :). For the last time today, happy Halloween everyone!



Axl Rose’s Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Full Video)

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by Tickets There

Legendary Guns N Roses frontman, Axl Rose, made a rare appearance on live television yesterday when he starred as a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The private singer (and all round GOD) joked with Jimmy about his infamous ‘punctuality’, the old days when the band were starting off, his unique Halloween tree and discussed the upcoming Appetite for Democracy residency the band are playing in Las Vegas.

Guns N’ Roses are set to play 12 dates @ The Hard Rock Café in Last Vegas starting this Wednesday and running right through till thanksgiving. The Hard Rock are issuing special poker chips and an all new GN’R themed cocktail menu to celebrate the event. Several of the shows have already sold out. After that the band will move on to Indonesia and India where they’ve announced several shows with more to come (we assume – well it’s a long way for a few shows). The full list of confirmed 2012 dates can be found below – check the Tickets There Guns N’ Roses 2012 Tour Dates article for regular updates.

  • Oct 31st The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 2nd The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 3rd The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 7th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 9th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 10th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 14th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 17th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 18th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 21st The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 23rd The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov 24th The Joint @ The Hard Rock Café, Las Vegas, NV
  • Dec 7th Bengaluru
  • Dec 9th Mumbai
  • Dec 12th Gurgaon
  • Dec 15th Lapangan D Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Review: Guns N’ Roses – Live @ The O2, Dublin (May 17th, 2012)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , on May 22, 2012 by Tickets There

“Axl’s not coming, he fell off a table in Russia and isn’t allowed to fly at the moment”. Just leaving the central bar on O’Connell Street to catch the Luas down to the O2 and one waiter talks himself out of ever getting my custom again with that little comment. But then again, what’s a Guns N’ Roses gig without a little drama?

Entering the O2 tonight brings back some of those worries and dreads from 2010 (the elephant in the room), but these are dashed instantly as a completely different crowd and atmosphere await. There’s no-one falling over the place, spilling their blue WKD’s and roaring insults at everything in sight. There’s no booing, complaining or bickering. Instead there’s an excitement in the air and the sight of Thin Lizzy taking the stage only heightens that.

Anyone that’s caught the Irish legends over the past few years will attest that they are the strongest line-up of the band since their glory days with Philo. Brian Downey and Scott Gorham are still there, looking and sounding great but the show stealer is frontman, Ricky Warwick. He avoids the cliché of adopting Phil’s moves and style to the letter, choosing instead to inject his own road tested brand of rock n’ roll energy and deep vocals which boost the songs energy and the band’s performance. Tonight they magnetically blaze through classics such as ‘Emerald’, ‘Jailbreak’, ’Don’t Believe A Word’, ‘Cowboy Song’, ‘Whiskey In The Jar’ and ‘The Boys are Back in Town’ before finishing off with ‘Black Rose’, noted favourite of Guns singer Axl Rose. The announcement of a headlining show later in the year doubtfully went un-noted by tonight’s attendees. Now, on to the main event!

Lizzy leave the stage around 9:30 and it’s time to let the anticipation begin. Unlike Guns’s previous show in Dublin, the crowd tonight seem more than happy to wait things out as the bar queues extend, the smoking area expands and everyone kicks back and relaxes with good tunes coming from the PA. Before we know it, the house lights go dark and it’s time to rock n roll.

Under their massive video backdrop, guitarist DJ Ashba climbs on high to deliver the show’s signature opening of ‘Chinese Democracy’ before their legendary frontman explodes to life amidst a massive pyro display. The crowd give a rapturous welcome to the band as they commandeer every inch of the stage, taking no prisoners in their mission to give their fans the greatest show possible. Guitarists Ron Thal, Richard Fortus and especially DJ Asba barely stand still for a moment as they rocket from side to side, lapping up the crowds cheers and delivering note perfect performances while Axl’s razor sharp vocals and on stage magnetism conquers all. Despite persistent rumours that he’s gained hundreds of pounds in weight, lost his voice and is apparently stuck in Russia, he is on stage, looking incredible, sounding better than ever and 100% guaranteed – is not a hologram. Even with his very recent and very serious looking leg injury, Axl still dances and moves across the stage likes there’s no tomorrow, even climbing up to the podiums on either side to greet everyone.

Set classics such as ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘It’s So Easy’, ‘Mr. Brownstone’ and ‘Rocket Queen’ electrify the crowd while Chinese Democracy heavyweights ‘Sorry’, ‘This I Love’, ‘Street of Dreams’ and ‘Better’ bellow through the audience with incredible energy and force.

The band appears in great spirits, obviously delighted with the change since their last performance. Axl interacts on several occasions with the crowd even quipping that despite his leg injury (I’m) “probably moving a lot more than the last time I was here” before grinning and carrying on. Solo’s from the band add refreshing breaks from the onslaught of heavyweight classics and Chinese Democracy juggernauts and give each of the guys a chance to show the fans why they’re members of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band of all time. Tommy Stinson performs ‘Motivation’, a song from his previous band The replacements. DJ Ashba moves in with his own ‘Mi Amor’ solo. Dizzy Reed gives us a little ‘Baba O’Riley’ from The Who and Ron Thal knocks out his take on the Pink Panther theme before slipping in a little ‘Danny Boy’ for the crowd.

You Could Be Mine’, ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’, ‘November Rain’ (preceded by Axl Rose’s piano solo) and ‘Don’t Cry’ deliver hit after hit before the band kick back with a cover of AC/DC’sWhole Lotta Rosie’ – doing the DC proud! The mighty and rarely heard ‘Estranged’ adds a wave of euphoria to those in attendance who swear it’s the bands greatest recorded moment before the epic ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ and assaulting ‘Nightrain’ bring the main set to a close. Just when you think they’ve nothing left in them, the band return for a quick jam before launching into ‘There Was A Time’, one of the most accomplished songs in their arsenal before delivering ‘Civil War’ and one final blowout performance of ‘Paradise City’. With red confetti flying in the air, thousands of fans screaming and cheering the band on, Axl and co bow before their final signoff – three hours after walking on stage, “Thanks for coming out, thanks for putting up with my lame ass and thanks for not throwing shit”. Anytime Mr. Rose because good things come to those who wait – come back soon!


Posted in Gig Review, News with tags , , , , on May 17, 2012 by Tickets There


The wait is almost over folks. Tonight, GUNS N’ ROSES return to the O2 arena, Dublin. With support from Thin Lizzy and Vengeance and the Panther Queen.

6.30: Doors
7.00: Vengeance and the Pantger Queen
8.30: Thin Lizzy
(times subject to change)

As we told you back when this show was announced, Guns may be late on stage do 1- pace your drinking, 2- take in the sights n sounds of the lovely O2 Arena, enjoy the hell out of Lizzy and 4 – BRING TAXI MONEY !!

Guns are playing roughly 23 songs in their set, including Chinese Democracy gems and greatest hits! Axl, DJ, Ron, Richard, Frank, Tommy, Chris and Dizzy have been enjoying the relaxing city of Dublin over the past few days, tone for us to have a good time.

If you’re going, have a great night. If you’re not, well – tickets are still on sale. Don’t miss you’re chance to catch these legends!


Guns N’ Roses: No Appetite for Induction

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on April 12, 2012 by Tickets There

Guns N’ Roses will not be re-uniting for the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Despite early hopes from fans (ourselves included) that that classic Appetite for Destruction line-up may get up on stage for a couple of tunes at this Saturday’s ceremony, it is now confirmed this will not happen. In what can only be described as a couple of turbulent weeks of scathing comments (thank you Steve – the Knob – Adler) and suggestive stabs (good man Slash), lead singer Axl Rose has finally broken his silence and confirmed he will not only refuse his invite to the ceremony, but has also refused induction, even by another member of the band.

In an open letter sent to several media outlets, Axl Rose has refused to be inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. In 2006, notorious punk rockers The Sex Pistols refused to attend the ceremony, even going as far to call the museum a ‘piss stain’. Now Axl has refused not only his invite, but the (so called) honour of induction which, according to reports this morning, the Hall are refusing to acknowledge and will continue with the induction of Axl, Slash, Steven, Duff, Izzy, Matt and Dizzy.

Axl Rose Letter (April 11th): I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of ‘GUNS N’ ROSES.’

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Statement (April 12th) :”We are sorry Axl will not be able to accept his induction in person,” Lauren Bishop, a spokeswoman for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, said in a statement.

The news will no doubt be a blow to any hangers on who expected the band to drop the anger and move on together. For the rest of us, Guns N’ Roses kick off theior 2012 European Tour next month in Russia and hits Ireland on May 17th, O2 Arena with Thin Lizzy as support. For all the latest Guns news, check out out Guns N Roses 2012 Tour Page (Click Here)

Axl Rose Full Open Letter

Original –  

“When the nominations for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame were first announced, I had mixed emotions, but, in an effort to be positive, wanting to make the most of things for the fans and with their enthusiasm, I was honored, excited and hoped that somehow this would be a good thing. Of course I realized as things stood, if GUNS N’ ROSES were to be inducted, it’d be somewhat of a complicated or awkward situation.

“Since then we’ve listened to fans, talked with members of the board of the Hall Of Fame, communicated with and read various public comments and jabs from former members of GUNS N’ ROSES, had discussions with the president of the Hall Of Fame, read various press (some legit, some contrived) and read other artists’ comments weighing in publicly on GUNS and the Hall with their thoughts.

“Under the circumstances, I feel we’ve been polite, courteous, and open to an amicable solution in our efforts to work something out. Taking into consideration the history of GUNS N’ ROSES, those who plan to attend along with those the Hall for reasons of their own, have chosen to include in ‘our’ induction (that, for the record, are decisions I don’t agree with, support or feel the Hall has any right to make), and how (albeit no easy task) those involved with the Hall have handled things… no offense meant to anyone but the Hall Of Fame induction ceremony doesn’t appear to be somewhere I’m actually wanted or respected.

“For the record, I would not begrudge anyone from GUNS their accomplishments or recognition for such. Neither I or anyone in my camp has made any requests or demands of the Hall Of Fame. It’s their show not mine.

“That said, I won’t be attending the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction 2012 ceremony and I respectfully decline my induction as a member of GUNS N’ ROSES to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

“I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf. Neither former members, label representatives nor the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame should imply whether directly, indirectly or by omission that I am included in any purported induction of ‘GUNS N’ ROSES.’

“This decision is personal. This letter is to help clarify things from my and my camp’s perspective. Neither is meant to offend, attack or condemn. Though unfortunately I’m sure there will be those who take offense (God knows how long I’ll have to contend with the fallout), I certainly don’t intend to disappoint anyone, especially the fans, with this decision. Since the announcement of the nomination we’ve actively sought out a solution to what, with all things considered, appears to be a no win, at least for me, ‘damned if I do, damned if I don’t’ scenario all the way around.

“In regard to a reunion of any kind of either the ‘Appetite’ or ‘Illusion’ lineups, I’ve publicly made myself more than clear. Nothing’s changed.

“The only reason, at this point, under the circumstances, in my opinion whether under the guise of ‘for the fans’ or whatever justification of the moment, for anyone to continue to ask, suggest or demand a reunion are misguided attempts to distract from our efforts with our current lineup of myself, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Frank Ferrer, Richard Fortus, Chris Pitman, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal and DJ Ashba.

Izzy came out with us a few times back in ’06 and I invited him to join us at our LA Forum show last year. Steven was at our show at the Hard Rock, later in ’06 in Las Vegas, where I invited him to our after-party and was rewarded with his subsequent interviews filled with reunion lies. Lesson learned. Duff joined us in 2010 and again in ’11 along with his band, LOADED, opening in Seattle and Vancouver. For me, with the exception of Izzy or Duff joining us on stage if they were so inclined somewhere in the future for a song or two, that’s enough.

“There’s a seemingly endless amount of revisionism and fantasies out there for the sake of self-promotion and business opportunities masking the actual realities. Until every single one of those generating from or originating with the earlier lineups has been brought out in the light, there isn’t room to consider a conversation let alone a reunion.

“Maybe if it were you it’d be different. Maybe you’d do it for this reason or that. Peace, whatever. I love our band now. We’re there for each other when the going get’s rough. We love our fans and work to give them every ounce of energy and heart we can.

“So let sleeping dogs lie or lying dogs sleep or whatever. Time to move on. People get divorced. Life doesn’t owe you your own personal happy ending especially at another’s, or in this case several others’, expense.

“But hey if ya gotta then maybe we can get the ‘no show, grandstanding, publicity stunt, disrespectful, he doesn’t care about the fans’ crap out of the way as quickly as we can and let’s move on. No one’s taking the ball and going home. Don’t get it twisted. For more than a decade and a half we’ve endured the double standards, the greed of this industry and the ever present seemingly limitless supply of wannabes and unscrupulous, irresponsible media types. Not to imply anything in this particular circumstance, but from my perspective in regard to both the Hall and a reunion, the ball’s never been in our court.

“In closing, regardless of this decision and as hard to believe or as ironic as it may seem, I’d like to sincerely thank the board for their nomination and their votes for GUNS‘ induction. More importantly I’d like to thank the fans for being there over the years, making any success we’ve had possible and for enjoying and supporting GUNS N’ ROSES music.

“I wish the Hall a great show, congratulations to all the other artists being inducted and to our fans we look forward to seeing you on tour!!


Axl Rose

“P.S. RIP Armand, Long Live ABC III”

Guns N’ Roses Officially Confirm Full 2012 European Tour

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2012 by Tickets There

That’s right, Guns N’ Roses have officially confirmed 29 dates of their 2012 European tour which will seen the band playing extensively in France and England as well as stopping by Ireland, Spain, Germany, Turkey, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and more. The full list of dates can be viewed below or on Guns N’ Roses official website –

Guns are currently in the middle of their critically claimed Up Close and Peronal Tour across the East and West coast of the states which sees the bands announced small club/theatre shows and play the hell out of them. For more details of their tour and all the latest news, please visit out Guns N Roses 2012 Tour Dates Page which we regularly update with all the latest news from their 2012 goings on.

05/17 – Dublin, Ireland @ The O2
05/19 – Nottingham @ Capital FM Arena
05/20 – Liverpool @ Echo Arena
05/23 – Newcastle Upon Tyne @ Metro Radio Arena
05/25 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SECC Arena
05/26 – Birmingham @ LG Arena
05/29 – Manchester @ MEN Arena
05/31 – London @ The O2

06/01 – London @ The O2
06/04 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Ahoy Stadium
06/05 – Paris @ Palais Omnisports De Paris Bercy
06/08 – Mönchengladbach, Germany @ Warsteiner Hockeypark,
06/10 – Lyon FR @ Halle Tony Garnier
06/11 – Strasbourg FR @ Zenith
06/14 – Toulouse FR @ Zenith
06/16 – Clisson, France @ Hellfest
06/18 – Montoellier FR @ Parks & Suites Arena
06/19 – Toulon FR @ Zenith
06/22 – Milan, Italy @ Arena Fiera (Gods of Metal)
06/24 – Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/27 – Basel, Switzerland @ St. Jakobshalle,
06/29 – Graz, Austria @ See-Rock Festiaval 2012

07/06 – Istanbul @ Vasil Levski National Stadium
07/08 – Sofia, Blugaria @ Sofia Rocks
07/11 – Rybnik, Poland @ Mosir Stadium
07/13 – Piešťany, Slovakia @ Letisko (Airport) (Topfest PLUS)
07/15 – Serbia @ The Exit Festival
07/17 – Split HR – Spaladium Arena
07/21 – Benicassim, Spain @ Costa De Fuego Festival

GUNS N’ ROSES: O2 Dublin Tickets On Sale Now

Posted in Gig Listing, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2012 by Tickets There

For those who don’t know, Guns N’ Roses tickets for the O2 arena in Dublin on May 17th went on sale this morning. Tickets are priced €65.50 – €69.50 plus booking fee. Guns N’ Roses last played Ireland in 2010 with two sold out (awesome) shows at Dublin’s O2 Arena and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.

Axl Rose, Frank Ferrer, Tommy Stinson, Richard Fortus, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman and Dj Ashba have been building a momentum across Asia, North American and Europe over the past three years with hundreds of sold out shows, rave reviews and stellar performances. April 2012 will see the band officially inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame before they hit the road to tour the festival circuit across Europre, as well as playing several of their own shows for the mix.

The tour kicks off in Dublin on May 17th. This is your chance to catch one of rock’s greatest front man deliver one of the best live shows you’ll ever witness from one of the most legendary bands of all time. GUNS N’ ROSES: Live in Dublin May 17th. Tickets on sale now @

Guns N’ Roses – Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide: Vinyl & Cassette Buyers Guide

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, INTO-NOISE!, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2011 by Tickets There

This page is the accumulation of several years’ research, hard work, frantic panic, image comparing, fact re-re-re checking and the near collapse of my better half’s admirable patience. If you’re in the market for a copy of this record or you’re close to someone who’s searched for it, you’ll understand.

So you know who Guns N’ Roses are and more than likely you know what Live Like A Suicide is. If you didn’t you most likely wouldn’t have found this page. Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide is a mini-album released by Guns N’ Roses back in 1986. It’s a fake live record and was recorded in a studio with audience sounds added after. It contains four tracks, Reckless Life, Nice Boys (Rose Tattoo song), Move To The City and Mama Kin (Aerosmith cover). It was released by the band on their own Uzi Suicide label under the guidance of Geffen Records who were worried about the band’s instability and they wanted to test the market before pushing a full studio album. Reportedly 25,000 copies were pressed but only 10,000 copies were sold. It never appeared on CD so legit formats only include 12” vinyl and the rarer cassette; but we’ll talk about that later on. Originally I was going to write a handy point by point piece, but feck it. If you’re in the market and have the cash, then take the time to properly research your future purchase and avoid getting ripped off.

(DISCLAIMER: The information contained within this guide is based on my own research and may not be 100% factual. Tickets There does not guarantee everything in this guide is true and the only reason we’re saying that is because psycho-bitches sue everything in sight.

Due to the rarity of this release and also the fact it’s an official album release in the bands discography, Live Like A Suicide is a must have for all Guns N’ Roses collectors. Normally this would be handy enough, fork out a couple of hundred dollars and bob’s your uncle, but like everything else GN’R related, there’s a complication. If you like seedy Russian tricksters, deceit, worry, exploitation and more worry; then read on.

The Myth

Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide is not a highly difficult record to find, despite some collectors insistence that it is. At almost every minute of everyday a copy is being sold on Ebay. As for the records high price tag, this is entirely dependent on how much a fan is willing to pay. Factory sealed, undamaged copies have been valued by long time reference guide Ladydairhean @ $300. However it’s rare you’ll find a factory sealed copy for less than $400, especially on Ebay,, Discogs..etc Again, the value will only go up and if you have the cash, Tickets There says ‘go for it!’. Unless of course it’s a fake which brings is to the real point of this page.

I started looking for an original printing of this EP about three years ago. Like everyone else who does a little research, I was introduced to ‘the myth’ which scares 100% of all LLAS buyers away from immediately parting with cash for a copy. The myth goes as follows; in the early nineties, some chap in Russia bought a vinyl cutting press and reproduced several hundred / thousand copies of Live Like A Suicide in an attempt to cash in on Guns ‘Use Your Illusion’ success. Whether or not this is still going on is unknown. If it ever happened like that at all is also unknown. One thing that is guaranteed, not every copy of Live Like A Suicide sold is an original and there are some very obvious, some very difficult and some un-guaranteed methods of checking if the copy you’re buying is an original or not.


LIES is the second album release by Guns N’ Roses. It came out in 1988 and as well as featuring the classic Patience, the notorious One In A Million and the savage Used To Love Her, it also includes the four Live Like A Suicide tracks. Technically the album is an E.P., but what can you do. The front cover was a take on all the bad press the band were generating with their off stage antics, the back cover was a re-print of the original Live Like A Suicide art work and that’s were the trouble begins.

People looking to buy LLAS will generally run into the LIES problem first. This is when a seller posts an image of the back cover of LIES and advertise it as LLAS. Most sellers will generally slip a note in somewhere saying it’s actually LIES you’re buying, but some miserable bastards won’t. Fortunately you’ve found this guide and we can help.

LIES Front & Back Covers: Spotting a copy of LIES is very simple. First of all, there’s a bar code in the top right hand corner and some writing and logos at the bottom. These do not appear on the actual Live Like A Suicide. The more adventurous tricksters will try to hide these using paint or photoshop so always ensure you ask the seller for several clear images and close-ups taken in daylight if you have doubts. As for back cover images, these are generally taken from the back of the LIES inner sleeve as this was also re-produced from the original LLAS artwork.

There are two main give-aways to look out for. First, the original LLAS does not have G SIDE 1986 printed after the Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide name. Again this can be edited out with paint and photo-shop so look for the second main give-away, the shading. While some sites will tell you there is no white text on the original LLAS, there is (the song titles appear in white); but not as much as there is on LIES. Checking the shading around the LLAS logo (especially the words LIVE & LIKE A) On Lies the shading will be white, on the original it’ll be a purple colour. Also check the overall quality of the record as the back cover of Live Like A Suicide is glossy and hard, the LIES inner sleeve is darker, plainer and paper. Here’s an image of the covers side by side for reference. (Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide is on the right)


When it comes to spotting a fake, things get a little more difficult, especially using pictures. Time of day / artificial lighting and flash photography all change the particulars of the art work which some use as the basis for spotting a fake. Ladydairhean puts a lot of emphasis on colour in her guide but a lot of her points are not correct as far as I’ve been able to tell. The examples she uses are based on pictures she’s found and used to write the article from rather than using a genuine copy of the record. Unfortunately, colour is still one of the key factors in judging your copie’s authenticity. Fake copies generally have a darker front and back cover. The real Live Like A Suicide has a fairly dark front cover, but the back has a strong red tint that’s visible in the light. Since it’s hard to get a side by side image of the front cover, you’re best off asking for a photo of the back cover from a slanted birds eye view to verify the red tint.

As for the colour of the labels, the red side is a dark toned red, not blood red or bright. In certain lights the label can also appear slightly orange, pink and bright red –that makes things nice and easy don’t it? Here’s a few images of the official release’s label in different lights (All images taken of the same copy in different lights)

Record Marks

It’s reported that the Live Like A Suicide vinyl’s matrix engravings were also reproduced on the fake copies (I know, bastards!!!). So checking these is necessary, but again it’ doesn’t guarantee authenticity. The LLAS matrix numbers are,

  • USR-001-A/B-SH1 USR-001 A/B-SH2

There is good news though, one crucial stamp is reported to not have been included on most of the bootleg copies!! Engraved along the same lines as the matrix numbers you should see the world ‘STERLING’ machine stamped on both sides of the record. One final thing, there’s also a raised ‘A’ within the inner circle on both sides of the label, but like the STERLING stamp is sometimes impossible to photograph and won’t appear in 90% of the images you see of this release.

Again, some of the fakes are reported to have this stamp included, however it doesn’t appear as prominently as it does on the genuine copies. Considering the difficulty in photographing the stamp on the genuine copies, this will be difficult to assess on-line and would best to check in person. We are working with one of the forum users on HTGTH to get a photograph of the fake ‘STERLING’ stamp for comparison.

A special thanks to Rubber Soul Records in Stoke-On-Trent, England (yes, the home of Slash and Lemmy!) for allowing us to use this image. I may have gone overboard on the branding, but this is a very difficult picture to take on most camera’s and I’m sure no-one wants it stolen by some **** on Ebay. Thank you guys!

Vinyl Colour

One very obvious way to see a fake is the colour of the record itself. If you see anything other than black vinyl – stay away. There is no such thing as an official copy printed on red, yellow, see through or any other kind of vinyl other than black. Despite the fact that these pressing are fake, some collectors still view them as collectable and have been known to pay upwards of £70 for a copy. These are surprisingly rare these days but can be found from time to time on Ebay.

Misleading Photos

There is one problem that is difficult to find a resolution for, stolen pictures. Sellers can quite easily steal pictures from guides like this and others; or simply steal them from other on-line sellers. There’s little you can do to avoid this but if you’re wary of this, request specific images from the seller from various angels. If the item is legit, the images should be mailed and you’ll notice if the environment & lightening changes. If it does, be careful as it could mean the seller has hunted down the images from other sites. If all remains the same, then they most likely have the record to hand. Remember: If you’re paying £100+ £100+ €100 for an item, it is OK to ask for photos and receive them – do not deal with any seller that refuses to provide these.

Previous Sales (Ebay)

On Ebay you can check if a seller has sold copies of the EP before and this is another way of spotting fraudulent items. If you see a seller is selling the album regularly, do not buy. If you see a seller only selling privately, do not buy. If you see one or two occurrences, check other items for sale and see if 1, everything is high priced (rare for a private seller to only sell high priced items. Items like Live Like A Suicide should be gems in their collections and much more expensive than their other items) and 2, if there’s any trend to the music they’re selling. If they have rare Guns N’ Roses LP’s, then most likely they’re hard rock / metal fans and other items should sync with that. Shops won’t be good for this but private sellers will.

UPDATE: I just saw a LLAS cassette for sale on Ebay. Thing is, they’re using thumbnails from the copy I bought last week!!! The seller has 3 pieces of feedback (one of them negative) and has taken the pictures and description from the cassette I purchased a few days ago – FAKE!. The way I’ve gone about re-checking my items authenticity is simple, I went to the seller I purchased the cassette from, went into his feedback as a seller. Clicked through the recent ‘View Items’ from recent feedback and checked the background of the photos he’s been using. Fortunately, they’re consistent with the background from the LLAS cassette meaning he has the tape, the other seller doesn’t. This is another handy trick when buying any copy of LLAS but again, people don;t necessarily photograph their item in the same place.


Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide was officially released on cassette in 1986. Like the LP, it came factory sealed and included the same four tracks on both A&B sides. The art work differed slightly from the 12” version due to the fact that the 12” graphics were printed on the front side of the sleeve while the credits were printed on the back against a dark grey background.

Tickets There has not been able to work out how many of these cassettes are in existence but the original overall figure of 10/25K copies printed of the EP seems to include both vinyl and cassette; however there were much fewer pressing of the cassette format than the vinyl one making it harder to find, but surprisingly enough, cheaper.

The cassette is valued at around £100 for a factory sealed copy, but chances are you’ll pick it up for a lot less than this. While researching it, I found copies going between $50-$90 (sorry for all the currency jumps, depends on the value I see). Because the value isn’t as high, the cassette has managed to avoid the counterfeit craze so copies sold are genuinely authentic…unless the seller is stealing images like the story above. Again, always request pictures, always ensure the pictures are clear and all sides of the cassette are re-taken with matching back grounds and no paint touch ups have been carried out.

Lots more pictures of the cassette can be found below in the gallery.


Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide was never originally released on CD. Around 2003, it was released in CD format with Appetite For Destruction (original cover) as part of a Guns N’ Roses boxset. Bottom line, any CD of LLAS is not from the original 1986 pressing.

In Brief

Do not despair, you’ll find a copy. The majority of the versions I’ve seen (that aren’t LIES) are generally originals and the so called counterfeit scare does not seem to be as prevalent as most people assume. A lot of the scares are false and as long as you look out for the following on the 12”, you can’t go too wrong.

  • Make Sure you’re not buying LIES. Remember – Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide does not have any bar-codes any where on the cover or record. If you see a bar-code, it is not LLAS
  • The only white text on the back cover should be the song titles, any white shading on the E.P.’s title is LIES and not legit.
  • Matrix Numbers & STERLING machine stamp: Although they’re hard to photograph, you should try to buy a copy that you can see the matrix numbers and STERLING stamp printed. Collectors of the EP have reported fake copies do not contain the STERLING stamp so this is a great indicator to go by.
  • Ageing: Personally, I stay away from shrink wrapped, unopened versions of the EP because you’ll pay roughly $400 for one and there’s no way of telling what’s inside without opening the shrink wrap which instantly devalues the record. A lot of sellers provide the original shrink wrap and if it’s been opened, you can request photos. The record should appear aged (well it is 25 years old, going on 26 (as of Nov, 2011). Perfect pristine copies should be avoided when possible (unless you really need that mint condition look)
  • Back Cover Fold: According to some sources, official copies have a fold on the bottom left hand corner where you can see the image from the front. This is not 100% accurate and we do not endorse this a strict ‘must-have’ for buying this album. You should see part of the image folded under the back cover, but it should not be visible when staring at the back cover from a birds eye view.
  • Thumbnails: Do not buy from a seller using thumbnail (small) images. Make sure you at least get decent high-grade pictures before purchasing. Also remember to check the consistency of the background in each image. If they’ve photographed a genuine copy for sale, they won’t move it around the world for each snap so the background should be the same in each picture. When requesting new pic, ask for them to be taken in the same location the first batch were to make sure the seller has the item.

I hope this guide helps you find a genuine copy for your collection. I took a long time to gather this information and will provide updates if and when I have them. It’s a wonderful piece to own and every GN’R collector should have it, just a shame some bastards have made it so difficult. There are always people waiting to take advantage of you but if you put in the work and ‘have a little patience’, you’ll be fine. Good Luck!

Update: 15th Nov 2011.
As a safety check, I’ve posted a link to this article on ‘s message board. User ‘williambailey‘ has kindly sent on some detials about the Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide EP’s release that he got from former Guns N’ Roses manager, Alan Niven which you’ll find interesting. Thanks williambailey for sending this on!

Live Like A Suicide was only manufactured on vinyl and cassette, total number of both items was, to my best memory 25,000 units, which I sold to Important records, an indy distributor of the day. They were manufactured by Warner Bros on my request, with care to ensure there were no markings whatsoever to link the discs to Geffen or their manufacturer. [Of course, the fact that the band were already signed to a major was somehow overlooked as I got these out in the guise of an indy record. The $40,000 I got from Important funded the first foray into Europe, Hamburg, Dusseldorf and the first three Marquee shows – and the momentum was thus begun].

Guns N’ Roses: 2011 Tour Dates

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For the 2012 Tour Dates Please CLICK HERE

***UPDATE – 16th Nov. *** LAS VEGAS & L.A. Tour Dates Added***

Sorry for the recent silence folks – will do a proper update this evening, For now it’s time for Los Angeles and Las Vegas to get excited cause Guns N’ Roses are coming to town. The band have announced shows for December 21st (@ The Forum, LA) and 31st (The Joint, Las Vegas) so get your Christmas and New Year’s all within a few hours’ drive of each other….and several days apart. What am I talking about? Who knows!

Oh, and Axl hasn’t ruled out the option of re-uniting with the old line-up if Guns get inducted to the Rock ‘n’ Roll hall of fame. He knows some fans want to see it and isn’t against the suggestion.

***UPDATE – 1st Nov. *** Axl Rose Battling Bronchitis – But The Show Must Go On ***

According to blabbermouth (who in turn credit it to an insider from Guns N’ Roses management) has leaked that Axl Rose has been battling bronchitis and ‘Montezuma’s Revenge’ for the past few weeks. For those of you who don’t know, Montezuma’s Revenge is a nice way of saying ‘travellers diarrhea’ which Axl himself confirmed he had in a recent posting on his twitter account.

Despite this, Axl and the Guns have been kicking ass and taking names in Orlando, Miami and they’re set to do the same again tonight in Greenville, South Carolina at a special Halloween show at the Bi-Lo Centre. The last two shows have toppled the three hour mark with Axl and DJ Ashba even stopping by a sleepy VH1 crew from ‘That Metal Show’ to give an hour long interview.

America, if you haven’t bought tickets for this tour yet then you deserve a slap!

***UPDATE – 31st Oct. *** Happy Halloween Guns N’ Roses fans ***

Wishing all you fans and the band a very Happy Halloween.Hope you like this very special Axl Rose / GN’R Logo pumpkin that cause my hand much throbbing 🙂

***UPDATE – 30th Oct. *** Full US / Canada Tour Dates ***
As promised, the full set of dates for the American / Canadian Guns N’ Roses 2011 Tour! These have been taken just now from the official Events page on the Guns N’ Roses facebook. I thought there was a couple more but God help me if I’m going to try and collect this info from blogs and such, could be there all year trying to spot the differences, changes and general silliness and unreliability that goes with a Guns N’ Roses tour. If it’s on sale @ ticketmaster, then they’re playing so buy a ticket. All the dates are linked to the general Events page.

October 31: Bi Lo Centre, Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
November 2: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GEORGIA
November 4: Toyota Center, Houston, TEXAS
November 5: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TEXAS
November 8: Qwest Center, Omaha, NEBRASKA
November 9: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OLKLAHOMA
November 12: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MISSOURI
November 13: Target Center, Minneapolis MINNESOTA
November 15: Allstate Arena, Chicago, ILLINOIS
November 17: IZOD Center, E.Rutherford, NEW JERSEY
November 19: Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CONNECTICUT
November 20: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
November 23: Times Union Center, Albany, NEW YORK
November 25: DCU Center, Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
November 26: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NEW JERSEY
November 28: Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, ON CANADA
December 01: The Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, MICHIGAN
December 02:U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OHIO
December 04: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TENNESSEE
December 05: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, MISSISSIPPI
December 07: Covelli Centre Youngstown, OHIO
December 08: Conseco Field House, Indianapolis, INDIANAPOLIS
December 17: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC CANADA

***UPDATE – 30th Oct. *** US Tour: 2 Dates in! ***

Well folks, they’re home! Guns N’ Roses kicked off their first US tour in five years on Friday night with a stunning 2.5 hour show at Orlando, Florida. The set included 23 songs, 5 solos and 2 jams. According to reports from fans Guns sounded amazing, blowing the crowd away. Just read the comments on the Orlando Sentinel for poof. Included in the set were Chinese Democracy classic including Better, There Was A Time, Sorry, Madagascar and Chinese Democracy as well as fan favourites Don’t Cry, Estranged, Rocket Queen, You Could Be Mine and of course ..the usual :). Excellent set and an excellent comeback from the band.

But they didn’t stop there, last night the band headlined Miami American Airline’s Arena and played an equally stunning show again with no muss, no fuss; just good old fashioned Guns N’ Roses rock ‘n’ roll. Long may it continue! The official GN’R facebook has lots of tasty snaps for ya’ll to check out. Also, several new Canadian dates and a handful of additional American ones have been announced over the past coule of weeks. Tickets There apologizes for the delay getting these up – work I’m afraid and lots of it has stopped us doing anything else. Never fear, we’ll get there.


I think it’s time to get something straight that’s annoying Tickets There and probably a lot of other Guns N’ Roses fans. Axl Rose is not fat, obese, unrecognizable. He doesn’t look horrible, his voice isn’t gone…etc, etc. The people writing this shite are called the media (and dick heads). The media make money of Axl Rose by focusing only on the negative and tearing them to shreds. Nobody ever hears about all of the fantastic shows Guns N’ Roses play because the media couldn’t be arsed talking about them. They like the controversy, the juice and they’ll suck the blood of the this band as long as they can because, well; Guns N’ Roses are the band people love to hate.

For instance, now the tabloids and online blogs are claiming Axl is fat and unrecognizable on the current tour. He looked exactly the same last year when they played Europe – not sure what the story is but if they’re expecting to see a 49 year old man looking the same as he did in 1987 (when he was 24) then that’s really their problem isn’t it?

As for losing his voice, Guns have played four shows on their current South American tour (Rio, Santiago, La Plata and Rosario). The last three have gone extremely well and you need only listen to the videos to see for yourself. Rio was first and Axl didn’t have his best night. I believe you’ll find that most musicians will say the first night of a tour is never the best (never-f**king-ever actually). Maybe it should be taken for granted that Axl, like all humans may get nerves and needs time to warm up and get comfortable. it can’t be easy; jumping on stage, day 01 of tour and play to 300,000 people for two hours in the pissing rain. Get off his back or have the deceny to trwat every band the same if you must bitch.

As for the bands tardiness, well what can I say? Oh, I could say that after two decades of late shows you are a f**king retard of the highest proportions to expect anything else. If you seriously (and I mean seriously) expect GN’R to be punctual after two decades of controversy and late gigs then you really are a total loss and a dreg of mankind. I cannot get over the sher rampant stupidity of anyone that would expect this band to be on time after everything they’ve done to convince the whole world that they’ll never change. You are a total moron and you possibly need to be sterilized or shot to stop you from infecting the rest of the race with … well, whatever the hell is making you that thick. My god, sea lions learn faster than you, monkeys, snails, brick walls, dirt – everything in the world has more intelligence than you and your kind.

Now for Obese comments (you f**king pricks! Wonder how the public would react if you just started snapping regular punters in the streets a couple of pounds overweight and called them obese in the press? There’d be outrage! Axl doesn’t look for media attention and avoids it like the plague so why focus on him?). Below is a picture of an obese man(left) and Axl Rose from the Chile gig on October 5th 2011 (right). Does he look obese? Does he look terrible? No, he looks a lot younger than 49 and he’s rocking the place. Did you hear about that? No – why? Because of everything in the opening paragraph.

The haters have nothing better to do with their lives than stir shit. Axl doesn’t let it get to him and that’s an example for us all. Fuck the haters, do your own thing. Heeding that advise, this is my last word on it.

***UPDATE – 10thOct. *** Facebook Fun & More U.S. Tour Dates Confirmed

‘Love them / hate them – they ain’t changing no matter what’ seems to be the message coming from the Guns camp in their latest FaceBook update. In a posting on Saturday (Oct. 8th) the band reaffirmed that anyone who has trouble staying up late for a hard rock concert has no business being there (agreed). Here it is in full,

Love it Hate it Accept it Debate it – You want 8 o’clock shows go find F-R-I-E-N-D-S or hit a cinema somewhere.. or you wanna be informed go catch the 10 o’clock news.. this is Rock N’ Roll! Treat yourself don’t cheat yourself thinking you’re gonna go to school or work or whatever you “normally” do the next day. Oh and remember before you get high and never want to come down. “you can have anything you want but you better not take it from me!” This is Guns N’Roses and when the time is right the stage will ignite. Looking forward to sharing that with rockers soon

What do you say to that? Well Tickets There has to agree. We’ve been through it and you know what – Guns comes on and kick ass. if you need an early sleep or have somewhere to be – then don’t go and see Guns N’ Roses. No-one’s making you so deal with it.

New U.S. Tour Dates!

The tour dates have once again been updated. The good folks at have posted the latest list….and so have we 🙂

October 28: Amway Center, Orlando, FLORIDA
October 29: American Airlines Arena, Miami, FLORIDA
October 31: Bi Lo Centre, Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA
November 2: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GEORGIA
November 4: Toyota Center, Houston, TEXAS
November 5: Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TEXAS  
November 8: Qwest Center, Omaha, NEBRASKA
November 9: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, OLKLAHOMA
November 12: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MISSOURI
November 13: Target Center, Minneapolis MINNESOTA
November 15: Allstate Arena, Chicago, ILLINOIS
November 17: IZOD Center, E.Rutherford, NEW JERSEY
November 19: Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CONNECTICUT
November 20: Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, PENNSYLVANIA
November 23: Times Union Center, Albany, NEW YORK
November 25: DCU Center, Worcester, MASSACHUSETTS
November 26: Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden NEW JERSEY
December 01:  The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MICHIGAN
December 04: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TENNESSEE
December 05: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, MISSISSIPPI
December 07: Covelli Centre Youngstown, OHIO

If you’re in doubt about the shows then fear not. They’re f**king incredible live and the sight of Axl Rose in real life, sounding and looking great is enough to wipe any nerves away. They’re like nothing else you’ll ever see live and worth every penny. Buy a ticket, go to see them and move on with your Guns N’ Roses love!

***UPDATE – 3rd Oct. (AGAIN)*** RIO Set-List***

According to one user, this is the set played by Guns N’ Roses at this morning’s Rock In Rio IV show. We’ll update with change if there is any. No hint of a brand new song but with a full South American tour and a North American tour to come over the next few months, we could be looking at some new stuff popping up at some stage. Tickets There will let you know of course!

Chinese democracy
Welcome to the jungle
It´s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Richard F. solo
Live And Let Die
Rocket Queen
This I Love
DJ solo (NEW)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
Dizzy Reed Solo
Street of Dreams
You Could Be Mine
November Rain
Ron Thal Solo
Knookin’ On Heaven’s Door
Paradise City

***UPDATE – 3rd Oct.*** Guns N’ Roses ROCK RIO ***

Well folks, they’re back! Guns N’ Roses are not long off the stage from their Rick In Rio IV headlining slot. It’s very difficult to get a proper set-list at the moment but they apparently played all the tracks from the 2010 tour with the added bonus of ‘Estranged’ being played for the first time in 18 years and ‘One In A Million’.

One of the pics included above (which have all been robbed from Chinese Click for lots n lots more) is tonight’s sound desk set-list which includes two new totals ‘Going Down’ and ‘Riff Raff’. Whether these were played or not is still a mystery, but Tickets There doubts it as the boards and twitter would have lit up….not that they didn’t. A whooping 50% of all tweets for several hours there were Guns N Roses related – they still got it!


***UPDATE – 27th Sept.*** All 16 Confirmed Dates Now On General Sale***

The offical Guns N’ Roses Twitter confirmed it this morning – the 16 confirmed U.S. dates are now on sale through

*** UPDATE – 26th Sept. *** – More U.S. Tour Dates Announced***

Guns N’ Roses have confirmed several more shows for their U.S. jaunt which kicks off in late October. Dates taken from Here Today…Gone to Hell (thank you ;)). Enjoy!

October 28th, 2011: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
October 29th, 2011: Miami, FL @ AmericanAirlines Arena
October 31st, 2011: Greenville, SC @ BI-LO Center
November 2nd, 2011: Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
November 4th, 2011: Houston. TX @ Toyota Center (NEW)
November 5th, 2011: Dallas. TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
November 8th, 2011: Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center (NEW)
November 9th, 2011: Norman, OK @ Lloyd Noble Center (NEW)
November 12th, 2011: Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
November 13th, 2011: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
November 15th, 2011: Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
November 17th, 2011: East Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center (NEW)
November 19th, 2011: Hartford, CT @ Comcast Theatre
November 20th, 2011: Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Area (NEW)
November 25th, 2011: Worcester, MA @ DCU Center (NEW)
November 26th, 2011: Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center (NEW)

*** UPDATE – 21st Sept. *** – Guns N’ Roses Announce a SERIOUS F**KING TOUR!!!!***

For anyone that got excited yesterday, wait till you see this! Guns have outlined a 21 date US tour (with upwards of another 10 shows still to be confirmed) that’ll run from October 28th until new years eve. Lots n lots of details still to be confirmed, but here’s a little bit to wet your beak. (thank you Revolver Magazine)

10/28  Orlando, FL, Amway Center Arena
10/29  Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
10/31  Greenville, SC, Bi-Lo Center Arena
11/02  Atlanta, GA, Phillips Arena
Houston, TX
11/05  Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavillion
Omaha, NE
Tulsa, OK
11/12 Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center Arena
11/13 Minneapolis, MN, Target Center Arena
Chicago, IL, All State Arena
East Rutherford, NJ
Hartford, CT
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Worcester, MA
Camden, NJ
Detroit, MI
Cincinnati, OH
Nashville, TN
Indianapolis, IN
Denver, CO

*** UPDATE – 20th Sept. *** – Guns N’ Roses Announce a TOUR!!!!***

The day American’s have been pinning for is finally here, a full on tour of their native land is in the works and due to kick off late next month! Apologies for the delay between updates but this has brought has back. If Axl and co. are planning a major trek, then we’ll be right there with them.

The last US tour occurred in 2006 and went……well-ish…well, you can see for yourself. Hopefully this time all will be well with Guns able to give American’s the same amazing show the rest of the world have been basking in since 2007. Full list of 2011 tour dates is below with many more American ones set to be added in the coming days / weeks. Keep an eye on Tickets There for updates!

Oct. 8th – Buenos Aires (La Plata)
Oct. 10th- Santa Fe (Salon Metropolotano Rosario_
Oct. 12th- Cordoba (Orfeo Superdomo)
Oct. 15th- Asuncion (Jockey Club)
Oct. 18th- Mexico City (Sports Palace)
Oct. 19th- Mexico City (Sports Palace)
Oct. 22nd- Jalisco (Telemex Arena)
Oct. 23rd- Monterrey (Arena)
Oct. 28th- Orlando, Florida
Oct. 29th- Miami, Florida
Oct. 31 – Greenville, SC – BI-LO Center

Nov. 02 – Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
Nov. 05 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Nov. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Nov. 15 – Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
Nov. 19 – Hartford, CT – Comcast Theatre

*** UPDATE – 12th June *** – Guns N’ Roses Announce Chile and Argentina Tour Dates
Would love to announce that you heard it here first, but Tickets There’s been busy this week enjoying the greatest few days of 2011 (so far). While we were off our old pals, GN’R announced a couple of South American shows in October that will coincide with their already announced headlining slot at Rock In Rio IV.

That’s right, they’ll be hitting the Movistar Arena in Santiago on October 5 (Chile) and the Estadio Único de La Plata (just outside Buenos Aires) on October 8th (Argentina). Tickets are on sale for both shows later this month.

Tickets There is delighted to see the band hitting the road again so soon and hopefully we’ll have more announcements in the coming weeks.

*** UPDATE – 11th May *** – DJ Ashba Hopes Guns N’ Roses Will Play US This Year
I Read the news today Oh Boy – Mr. DJ Ashba, a man we can all agree is a legend, has spoken (a few times recently – but we’ve been lazy) about the chances of Guns N’ Roses playing the US this year. As you may have noticed, the April – May dates we posted below aren’t going ahead (unless they’re very good at keeping secrets. Who knows, maybe they’ve played a million shows but forgot to let people in or tell anyone about them).

In a comment to Metal Injection at the recent Revolver Golden Gods Awards, Ashba made the following remark about the chances of Guns N’ Roses playing more dates this year.

“Absolutely,” he replied. “We just booked [Brazil’s] Rock in Rio [festival] for October 2, but there’s talk we’re gonna be going out way sooner. And hopefully we’re gonna be [playing dates] here in the States this year. I’m hoping. That’s the plan.”

I suppose the folks in the US must be getting pretty tired of these reports but as we’ve said before, be patient. They will play eventually and it’ll be one hell of a tour when they do. Maybe everyone go out, buy a copy of Chinese Democracy, forget the old guns and embrace the new sound (or stop listening to GN’R is you can’t dig it) and the band will be there in no time.

Thanks to greatest GN’R site on the net) for the story.

*** UPDATE – 29th March *** – Guns N’ Roses to Headline ROCK IN RIO 4

Oh yeah, the boys (Guns N’ Roses – Duh) are going for Brazil this year to headline the Rock In Rio festival on October 2nd. They’ll be playing the festival with old pals Metallica, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and lots more. Tickets on sale now.

This is the first confirmed show by the band for 2011 with the US tour that was suggested below looking less and less likely to kick off next week (Sarcasm). Don’t worry US, they’ll play there at some point – just don’t act like a pack of assholes when they do and Uncle Axl will reward you with more frequent tours.

Don’t go getting too excited yet folks but the good lads at have posted an extensive list of rumoured US / Canadian tour dates that the legendary Guns N’ Roses just might be embarking on in 2011.

Kicking off in Atlanta on April 7th, the tour is currently scheduled to last until June with a total of 29 dates including stops in New York’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles Nokia Theatre.

No official word on these dates yet but Tickets There, like all Guns N’ Roses fans are hoping these are true and the US will finally get to see exactly how good the band are these days. We’ll update ye with more news as soon as we hear it.

Guns N’ Roses 2011 American / Canadian Tour Dates

April 7 – Atlanta, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center
April 9 – Orlando, FL UCF Arena
April 10 – Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
April 12 – Raleigh, NC RBC Center
April 13 – Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
April 15 – Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 16 – Boston, MA TD Garden
April 18 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center
April 20 – New York City, NY Madison Square Gardens
April 22 – Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
April 23 – Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center
April 24 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 28 – Detroit, MI Palace of Auburn Hills
April 30 – Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
May 5 – Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
May 7 – Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater
May 8 – Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
May 9 – St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
May 19 – Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
May 20 – Seattle, WA KeyArena
May 22 – Portland, OR Rose Garden Arena
May 23 – Boise, ID Taco Bell Arena
May 25 – Salt Lake City, UT Energy Solutions Arena
May 26 – Denver, CO 1stBank Center
May 28 – Dallas, TX Verizon Theatre
May 29 – Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 30 – Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
June 3 – Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
June 5 – Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre

Axl Rose Sues Activision over Guitar Hero III

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2010 by Tickets There

Well, we weren’t going to mention this but we decided not to take the Perez Hilton approach and only report the good but our benefactor (speaking of which, where’s the check Mr. Rose?) has decided it’s finally time to sue Guitar Hero III. Well, he’s suing the makers of the game Activision for $20 Million (Yikes)..

Legal Mumbo-jumbo from Skip Miller, Rose’s attorney- “This lawsuit is about protecting Guns N’ Roses and ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ and is about holding Activision accountable for its misuse of these incredibly valuable assets.” He further adds, “The relief we are seeking is disgorgement of profits and compensatory and punitive damages.”

They’ve also got some other stuff in there about Sweet Child O’Mine being used in Guitar Hero II and something along the lines of Slash’s character not being allowed to associate himself with Guns N’ Roses..I don’t know, who cares? It’s good old uncle Axl doing what he does best, pissing people off.

Personally, we at Tickets There think this is a message to anyone who thought the Duff McKagan reunion in London may become more widespread. If we hear anymore, we’ll let ye know (expect a Wikipedia update in 5 years that the case was settled out of court and a comment from Slash either saying ‘I don’t know what Axl’s doing’ or ‘I Can’t comment on that’)

GUNS N’ ROSES: Belfast & Dublin 2010 – The Good, The Bad & The BLITZ! (Live Review)

Posted in Gig Review, Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Tickets There

“STOP! Right, here’s the Deal. One more bottle – we go home. It’s up to you. We would like to Stay, you want us to stay? We want to stay; we want to have some fun. If you don’t want to have fun all you gotta do is let us know and we got no problem, we’ll go on our way. Start Over.”

– Axl Roses, Dublin September 1st 2010.

What ever problems Guns N’ Roses have had over the past twenty years, today more than ever it is very, very unpopular to be their fan in Ireland. Just 24 hours after an amazing performance in Belfast, last night’s O2 area show almost ended in total chaos when the band left the stage after just twenty minutes due to bottles and objects being thrown on stage and at band members despite a very firm warning from Axl earlier in the set that the band would leave if another object was thrown.

The Bad: Let’s get the Elephant Out of the Way…

Dublin fans become irritated when the band turned up almost 40 minutes late for their set, not bad in normal Guns N’ Roses time but more than the gathering of greatest hits fans in attendance were used to. The final 20 minutes of waiting had been filled with a mixture of booing, complaints and chants from the restless, now tired, bored and drink filled crowd. When the band finally took the stage, their opening song Chinese Democracy did little to calm the audience down. Even the opening chords to their second song, Welcome To The Jungle were meet with an even mixture of boos and cheers. After three objects were directly thrown at Axl, the show was stopped for Axl’s warning before the band kicked into WTTJ again.

It’s So Easy followed, where a pissed off Axl could be seen to give more than a normal effort into the line “I see you standing there, you think you’re so cool. Why don’t you just, Fuck Off!’ flipping of the remaining nay sayers in the audience. The classic Mr. Brownstone went off without a hitch but still didn’t relieve the tension in the room and Axl’s unapologetic Sorry from Chinese Democracy landed like a lead balloon in the room. At this point, Axl introduced guitarist Richard Fortus for a solo and as he turned around to depart the stage, he was once again struck by an object from the crowd. Axl simply turned and said goodbye to the crowd, announced the show was over and the band walked off.

You don’t know why, I won’t act the way you think I should…. To hell with the pressure, I’m not cavin’ in.
– Guns N’ Roses –
Sorry (Chinese Democracy, 2008)

This was meet by massive booing from the now pissed off crowd. The lights remained dark and people that weren’t roaring insults at the stage were deep in GN’R conversation about the possibilities of the band actually returning to the stage. As most GN’R fans know, Axl will almost never return to a stage after walking off and right now, Tickets There cannot think of one time he’s actually done before last night.

After a period of waiting, an official spokesperson announced the crew were working through some “technical difficulties”, an announcement that was meet with a burst of laughter from the crowd. Seeing the tension. Denis Desmond from MCD took the mike to inform the crowd they were trying their best to get Guns N’ Roses back on stage and asked the crowd for calm. The House lights were turned on and several thousand people departed assuming the show was over. Outside, security guards scrambled to remove all fencing from around the arena and smoking areas for fear of a mass exit and possible riot while departing fans roared their disapproval at Axl’s treatment of the crowd. Back inside the bars and merch stands were closed, fans stood around not knowing what to do, smoking openly in the middle of the floor unable to restrain their anger towards the band, especially lead singer Axl.

Out of nowhere, the house-lights were turned off, the cameramen took their positions around the stage and the band reappeared, jumping around and smiling. Axl begrudgingly retook the stage and the band sombrely started into Live And Let Die, which was met with a nervous relief and quiet excitement from the remaining crowd members. Axl stood at the back of the stage, away from the shower of bottles many in the crowd were sure would arrive if the band actually returned. Fortunately the lesson seemed to work as no more objects were thrown at the stage and the booing seemed to stop completely. Axl remained at the back of stage for almost the entire night moving only to walk back stage occasionally during song breaks and solos and to take his piano for November Rain (not including his solo this time).

Like the majority of the crowd, Axl looked upset, pissed off and in no form to be on stage after the fiasco that had occurred earlier in the night but his voice was strong, soaring, deep and shirking. Every note was delivered perfectly and had he been more animated, no-one in the audience would have known there’d ever been a problem.

Leaving the stage around 01:00am, the band had managed to play almost their entire set and Axl once again spoke to the crowd to wish us a good night. The band forwent their usual collective bow and Frank Sinatra’s My Way came over the PA as the house lights lit up. Show over, people left quietly in a mixed state of disillusionment, disappointment tiredness and for some, a secret thrill that they had attended what will surely become a highly talked about, notorious Guns show. For others, the circus of media attention awaiting the next day seemed like a hassle not needed after a night like that. Some fans just left happy enough to have seen the band play their full set.

The BLITZ!: It wasn’t all bad, quite the opposite in fact…

In stark contrast to the Dublin show, Guns N’ Roses performance in Belfast was immaculate, euphoric, rapturously well received and quite simply, amazing. It was a testimonial that the current line-up and Axl can come together so perfectly and deliver a nights entertainment that few can measure when fans in attendance are respectful to the band.

Taking the stage roughly 35 minutes after support band Danko Jones finished their set, Guns came out with all ..ehm, guns blazing. Chinese Democracy blew the arena to pieces and the mere sight of the iconic front man was enough to lift everyone to their feet and explode with delight that Guns were here, they were on stage and they were kicking ass.

Welcome To The Jungle blitzed the Odyssey Arena as all fans, new and old, diehard and greatest hits folks jumped for the ceiling with Axl dominating every corner of the stage. The claims that the singer was bloated unfit and unable to sing turned out to be total rubbish and became so laughable, few could even remember there ever was any negativity in the press. It’s So Easy and Mr. Brownstone only strengthened the audiences excitement and sheer joy that the band were firing on all cylinders, delivering an already highly memorable performances.

Sorry went over exceptionally well for a new ballad after such an explosive start and Richard Fortus’ solo brought him closer to the crowds hearts, making that initial step to being accepted into the old fans hearts. Live and Let Die turned into a 14,000 strong sing along and This I Love was again warmly welcomed before the classic Rocket Queen once again brought the crowd to its full force fighting feet. A piano solo from Dizzy Reed calmed the now drink/breath starved audience before the band returned to the stage to deliver a note perfect rendition of Street of Dreams, one of Chinese Democracy’s real highlights. Axl smiled the entire way through the show, obviously ecstatic that the headlines from the weekend were behind him and Guns were back to doing what they do best, putting on the greatest show on earth. He looked great, sounded great and with occasional costume changes, he made this every bit a Guns N’ Roses show we’d ever heard about – without the controversy.

You Could Be Mine and Sweet Child O Mine ripped through the arena like a tornado with the crowd showing pure excitement in every form. Moshing broke out towards the front, crowd surfing started, everyone with a pack of cigarettes in the middle broke them out and for the first time in a long time, we knew we were at a real rock n roll show. Axl arrived in stage to a disco ball styled Roland piano for a nurturing solo before causing mass eruption with the opening notes to the classic November Rain, which on its own made the ticket price worth every penny. The band were as tight as they come, the stage show was amazing with explosions, towering flames and visuals for almost every performance.

Ron Thal’s Pink Panther solo added an inspiring, comical touch to the night with the crowd singling along to the familiar themes before new song, Better turned up to fight Chinese Democracy’s corner and win. Knockin’ On Heavens Door and the amazing Nightrain finished the main set and saw Guns temporally depart.

Returning on his own, Ron Thal again took a solo, delighting fans with an instrumental rendition of Don’t Cry before the band accompanied him for a truly spectacular performance of Madagascar. One final instrumental jam lead the way for tonight’s closing anthem, Paradise City which saw crowd and band alike explode enthusiastically as the arena became engrossed in pyro displays, red and silver confetti and the closing moments of one of the best shows most of us had ever seen.

Guns remained on stage to give three appreciative bows to the audience who stood strong to rousing applaud the band for their incredible performance that delivered everything a fan could ever ask for from any live band. Guns left as heroes, fans left delighted, filled with adrenaline after more than two hours of classic anthems from one of the worlds greatest bands.

The Good: …?…

Guns N’ Roses let alot fans down last night. Some fans let Guns N’ Roses down last night. Axl and co made people wait over 40 minutes (more than an hour including set-up time) for the show to start. The crowd greeted the band with boos (fair enough, Axl has to have come to expect this. It’s as much a part of the show as the late starts themselves). On top of that however, certain crowd members threw multiple objects at the stage with 2/3 hitting Axl directly. For the safety of himself and the band, Axl made his position clear and someone chose to ignore this.

There is no excuse for throwing objects at a stage, what ever they might be. There is never any reason to throw anything at any performer in the middle of a crowd trying to do his job, no matter how angry or upset you are. He was there, the band was playing and sounded great and people couldn’t let it go. No band should ever put up with that kind of attitude from the crowd and ignoring it and carrying on is not the answer. Bands who let things like happen are only asking for much worse trouble.

Axl was hit straight on with a bottle during welcome to the Jungle and ignored it. After a second object hit him when his back was turned he warned the crowd. After a third object hit him, again when his back was turned; he left. Any reasonable human being with an ounce of cop on knows he was fully in the right. He would have put up with the booing, the chants and the insults but he’s not stupid enough to become a target for every drunken attendee standing in the mass, blacked out crowd cowardly throwing objects at him. They may have been plastics, but stand there long enough; god knows what else would have appeared.

On the other hand, Axl displayed his happy, gracious and true front man powers in Belfast, performing a truly outstanding and memorable show. That that will sadly be completely eclipsed because of last night but for the 14,000 that showed up, we know exactly what Guns are capable of when the crowd and band are in good form. Dublin missed out on a great opportunity and though Guns played, it wasn’t the show it could have been. The media didn’t seem to care when things went right one night but they can’t get enough of today’s headlines. Hopefully some will calm down and see the unevenness the media creates around the bands image and the knock on effect this has on people attending the shows. Others won’t and will bad mouth Gn’R for the rest of their days. What ever happens, this year Ireland got to see every side of hard rocks greatest band, the good, the bad and the Blitz!

To see the three bottles that struck Axl during Welcome to the Jungle, watch the video below and see the following minutes,

Guns N’ Roses – Dublin, September 1st 2010: Message From Tickets There

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Tickets There

***Review of Dublin & Belfast Now Posted***

Without rushing into a review, please allow Tickets There one quick comment to all the fans in Dublin who attended tonight’s Guns N’ Roses gig.

Go fuck yourselves, each and every fucking one of you. Anyone that booed, anyone that spent the entire night (not just the 30/50 mins we were waiting) complaining, bitching and moaning about the current line-up, the Chinese Democracy Album, the headlines from Reading (not Leeds or Belfast off course, no fun in discussing the gigs that go brilliantly) and especially every cunt in that crowd that threw bottles at the band – you are scum. You are total scum and Tickets There can only hope you receive the same, the exact same fucking treatment the next day you arrive at work – if yer capable of holding down jobs you total wastes of space.

Fuck Dublin, Fuck tonight’s crowd and fuck anyone that tries to defend the shit Guns had to put up with tonight. You are dicks!

Axl Rose – Asshole or Hero? NME Ask The Question!

Posted in General Tickets There Blog, Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2010 by Tickets There

**Before Reading This Article – Be Fair and Head over to NME and Read the original post by clicking this sentence**

Tim Chester over at the English music scenes answer to a cheap gossip rag, New Musical Express has posted a question based piece entitled, ‘Axl Rose – Asshole or Hero?’. Now normally the NME isn’t worth reading, replying to or taking any notice of at all, well not unless you want to know which shop Pete Doherty just walked out of or what brand of cigarettes Amy Winehouse smokes (Thanks Daily Gossip!). But this time Tickets There is taking the liberty of branding the author, the magazine and their staff a bunch of over the hill, raised on camp indie bullshit-artists, with as much right to write about Rock N’ Roll as a Nazi has to a fair hearing.

The Facts: Reading 2010

Guns N’ Roses played Reading on Friday night. In the week leading up to the event, NME spearheaded reporting a speech from Reading /Leeds organizer Melvin Been that the Guns had been issued a warning that their stage times must be adhered to after local councils and police made a similar warning to Melvin a co.

The band were scheduled to arrive on stage at 09:30pm, eventually arriving at 10:30 -an hour late. Their original cut off time was 11:30pm and they managed to play on until 12:00. When the band tried to return for an encore, their sound was cut so the band staged a sit in protest after leading the crowd through an ‘acoustic’ rendition of Paradise City, which saw nearly 90,000 fans singing along and chanting ‘Let Them Play‘ and ‘Fuck You Reading‘(Not a secret, watch the videos). They eventually left the stage after Axl made a comment the band would not play Leeds after the treatment they received at Reading by ‘those responsible’

Coming on Late Ain’t right is it?

For the past twenty years, Guns N’ Roses have had a very obvious, very public, well documented and very much lampooned and hated reputation for showing up late by heritage fans and the music press. In fact, the writer shows a knowledge for this by highlighting (as usual) the low points and incidents of previous GN’R tours, in no great detail or context off course as that might involve some real journalism on their behalf – God forbid. For anyone to act surprised or angry at the group for turning up late has a vendetta because Axl Rose and the band have never done anything to make you think they’ve changed.

Do these people still act surprised when they get wet in the shower? Because they seem to have no comprehension for the flippin’ obvious.

Our Response – Axl Rose – Asshole or Hero?

Rock music has lost it’s way – Rock is now dead. Rock N Roll hall of fame, award shows – heritage bands reuniting, greatest hits set-lists, staying together for the ‘career’, money, album after album of repeated glory day styles, follow the rules, adapt to the industry’s expectations, the fans expectations, pander to the press, bad mouth your band mates and still stick together because there’s no-where else to go. Bands are old, rock is old and it’s fans, it’s bands and the industry built around them to exploit and drain what ever profits it can has finally destroyed what was once a perfect machine for encouraging rebellion. A style designed to give kids a voice to express their views, their difference of opinion and the things the mean the most to them.

Rock N’ Roll, Punk, Rap, Heavy Metal all evolved in each generation to suit new fans, new young people and their lives but the spirit of rock n roll has always been carried over and that message is simple – Don’t Follow The Rules and fuck society, fuck the industry, the government and fuck you, I’ll do what I want.

That message has become a cliché, a punch line for the marketing and advertising industry every time a twenty two year old college grad is given the new Motorhead album to push. The people running things, the bands involved and the new breed of fans, raised on ageing fogies playing greatest hits tours every year while struggling younger bands repeatedly get passed up so rich musicians can make more money. These days bands have to sound like Coldplay or Arcade Fire to get ahead, music that your gran, neighbours and teachers can sit back with, sip wine to and discuss the banking crisis. Very rock n’ roll eh.

Then you take Guns N’ Roses. Old Guns N’ Roses. Slash, Duff, Axl, Izzy and Steven and Appetite for Destruction. Sweet Child O Mine, Welcome to The Jungle and Paradise City. massive. Then Later with Don’t Cry, November Rain, Live and Let Die, You Could be Mine…just as massive. They had it all and could still be out there today, like every single other heritage rock band making money, touring Appetite for Destruction and a choice selection from what ever Appetite rip off they released that year and pandering to the fans every whim and wish. The so called ‘Most Dangerous Band‘ could be there in the O2, top hat, American flag shorts and all, like nothing ever changed in the past twenty years.

Wake the fuck up, things change and people move on.

Slash is gone, playing American anthems to stadiums, selling guitars for Gibson, living up in every respect to the stereotype cast on him. Discussing reunions and his love for Axl. Duff is around, playing in second rate punk bands, writing for Playboy (he’s a journalist now don’t ya know) and still playing with Slash and Matt Sorum in Guns N’….sorry, I mean Velvet Revolver. He likes to discuss reunions occasionally aswell. Steven, poor Steven plays in Adler’s Appetite, a band that until recently exclusively played Appetite For Destruction at every show. Again, he mentions the idea of a re-union at every given opportunity.

Axl does not discuss reunions, he does not give interviews, he does not play national anthems to baseball stadiums full of 40/50 year old Americans who point and remember he was the guy who sang Sweet Child O’ Mine. He keeps the band fresh. He works on his music in his own time, he tours and plays shows ranging from 2.5-3.5 hours with a new band of incredibly tight musicians playing half hits and half new material. He goes on stage when he’s ready, he releases his music when he’s ready and he does what he likes, when he wants to do it. Not when people tell him he should do it.

He makes no secret of this and anyone that tries to argue that is an opinionated, but faceless moron following the sheep and the lead taken by people set out against Axl for personal grudges. Ya see, musicians who don’t pander to the press become enemies. People who won’t do what they’re told become a nuisance. and people who tell you to fuck off after you’ve devoted yourself to them for years on end get pissed off.

Axl Rose does what he likes when he likes. He doesn’t set out to piss off fans or anyone else but anyone turning up at a Guns show expecting to see the band on time is a straight up retard and fuck knows where they’d get the idea that was going to happen. It might, it’s not like they never turn up on time but you only hear of the occasions when they don’t. It’s not like every other band in the world always turn up on time, but then again – they don’t make as interesting reading as Axl.

He doesn’t pander to press, to fans, to x-band mates, to record companies or to anyone who else who tells him what he should be dong. He’s nearly 50 years old and he knows very well what he’s doing and how he wants it done. he knows when he’s ready to walk on stage to give the best performance he can and he knows when his musics ready. The Press, managers, fans and no-one else knows this because they all suck off the ‘product’ he’s giving the world. if you don’t like it – fuck off, if you question it – fuck off and if you have a problems guess what – Fuck Off!

Rock N’ Roll is rebellion and Axl Rose rebels against pretty much every rule in the book, whether it’s the industry making them, Society making them, the fans making them or his band making them. He will give you a fantastic show as long as you don’t throw shit at him (by the way, how many of you would remain in your chairs at work if customers came along throwing bottles and coins at you with a spot light in your face blocking your view?? Ya, fuck off!).

Axl Rose is the last true hero of rock n roll because he’s the only one famous enough still telling pressure and rules to go fuck themselves and anyone that can’t see that has no business being a fan of rock in the first place. Fuck off and listen to Radiohead and leave Rock N Roll alone for people with some balls.

Moving On:

Guns N’ Roses play Belfast on Tuesday, Dublin on Wednesday. Don’t go if you want Slash, don’t go if you have somewhere to be after. Go if you want to see the last true icon of a rotting genre, that once gave people alot of hope before it’s originators, it’s fans and it’s spokespeople were absorbed back into the system the movement set out to defy in the first place. He might also play a few cracking tunes while you’re there.

NME – Stick to reviewing The Kings of Leon, The Libertines and The Klaxons. That seems to be as much danger as ye can handle. I hear there’s a fat, squirrel eating lesbian naked somewhere – go quick, there’s a cover due!

Guns N’ Roses: Power Cut By Reading Organizers

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , on August 28, 2010 by Tickets There

Guns N’ Roses set was cut short last night by Reading authorities after they ran over their 11:30pm curfew. Reading organizer, Melvin Benn spent most of last week shooting his mouth off to the press about the strict times being applied to Guns set and announced that if the band tried to play longer, he would pull the plug after local authorities in Reading threatened the festivals license.

After finishing the majority of their set, Guns returned to the stage for an encore around 00:00 only to find their sound cut which lead to Axl and band staging a sit in while the crowd chanted ‘Let Them Play‘. Without guitars, Guns drummer Frank Ferrer led the crowd into an ‘acoustic’ , crowd sung rendition of Paradise City and We Will Rock You. Axl and Guitarist DJ Ashba also went into the pit thanking members of the audience before returning to the stage and announcing that because of the organizers handling of the night, the band would not play Leeds tomorrow night.

According to NME and Reading & Leeds spokespeople, the bands show will go ahead tomorrow and you can follow all the guns updates RIGHT HERE – CLICK, CLICK, CLICK

Guns N Roses – Dublin and Belfast Shows On Sale Tomorrow

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by Tickets There

Just a reminder folks, Guns N’ Roses tickets go on sale tomorrow morning @ 09:00AM. That picture above is from today’s full page advert in The Daily Star who are also running a competition to win 2 tickets to the show. Lines close tomorrow, but enter today just in case 😉

Read our main post about the shows and keep tabs on Updates as they filter through by Clicking Here

Guns N’ Roses 2010 Tour Official!

Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on November 11, 2009 by Tickets There


Moving swiftly along from the disastrous audio spectacle that is Slash’s new single Sahara and it’s totally original B-Side, Paradise City, we can now look on to the happy, happy news that is…drum roll please….the fact that Guns N’ Roses have made the 2010  Tour Dates official.

The bands MySpace and Facebook were updated with the dates today so all eyes on are on the website for the final confirmation.

Lead singer and living rock super god, Axl Rose and the band have yet to make any comment about the dates but all’s looking good so far. With any luck the band will start to announce further dates in the US and Europe soon.

Check Tickets There’s previous post for a full list of the dates and the official tour video by Clicking Here (Dates) and Here (Video)

Guns N’ Roses – gotta love em!


Posted in Music, News with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2009 by Tickets There


Seems things are really piling up in favor of the 2010 Guns N’ Roses tour actually going ahead. Axl Rose, Tickets There’s personal choice for greatest living rock legend and his group of guns will be hitting Canada and the world next year for a tour that looks set to be pretty massive. As long as Ticket sales and normal ranting issues don’t get in the way, the world will finally have one of hard rock’s greatest bands back on its feet.

For More detials about the tour, please Click Here and see TT’s original article with all confirmed dates listed.

Here’s a video for their show in London, Ontario on January 25th