Guns N’ Roses expand reunion tour to Latin America

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NEW YORK (AFP) – Guns N Roses, whose key members Axl Rose and Slash have reunited after two decades, announced Wednesday they were taking their long-in-the-making tour to Latin America.

The hard rock legends, on one of the highest-profile summer tours of the United States and Canada, announced 10 shows in Latin America starting on October 27 at the vast Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru.

Guns N Roses will play five dates in cities across Brazil and one show each in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica, where the tour will end at San Jose s National Stadium on November 26.

The concerts notably include a November 4 show at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires — the scene of the last concert of the band in July 1993 before Slash and Rose parted ways.

The band said on its website that more dates in Latin America were in the works.

Guns N Roses already played two dates in Mexico City in April at the start of the reunion, which included southern California s Coachella festival.

The schedule allows Rose to complete the North American tour of AC/DC, where he has replaced longtime singer Brian Johnson who was told he risked permanent hearing damage if he kept performing.

Guns N Roses burst on the international scene with 1987 s “Appetite for Destruction,” which remains the top-selling debut album in history, as fans took to Rose s raw anger and Slash s intricate guitar.

But personality conflicts long riveted the band and Slash and Rose had refused lucrative offers to reunite until this year.

Izzy Stradlin, the rhythm guitarist and writer of some of the band s best-known songs, has declined to participate in the reunion.


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