GUNS N’ ROSESTAKESOVERSINCITY IN NOVEMBER
WITH FIRST-EVER RESIDENCY,APPETITE FOR DEMOCRACY,
AT THE JOINT INSIDE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO LAS VEGAS
Tickets on sale Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m.
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Las Vegas, NV (August 13, 2012) – Las Vegas will never be the same as the world’s most iconic rock band, Guns N’ Roses, takes over Sin City with their first-ever residencyAppetite for Democracyat The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this fall. The band will play 12 mind-blowing shows starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24.
Guns N’ Roses has teamed up with Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to invade Las Vegas with a never-before-seen, one-of-a-kind music experience. Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. Appetite for Democracy will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album Appetite for Destruction(1987) through their platinum-selling record Chinese Democracy(2008). Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps but fans can expect the raw and gritty heavy metal Guns N’ Roses is known for along with a few surprise elements. Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Appetite for Democracy is unlike any show the band has ever done before or will ever do again.
The history-making residency comes on the heels of Appetite for Destruction’s 25th anniversary. The groundbreaking record propelled Guns N’ Roses into rock music history with songs including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and “ParadiseCity.” Named as one of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” by Rolling Stone, Appetite for Destruction enjoyed one of the longest runs of any hard rock record, remaining on Billboard’s“Hot 100” for nearly three years. To date, the album has sold more than 18 million copies in the United States, with worldwide sales in excess of 30 million.
“We are ecstatic to announce Guns N’ Roses as our newest residency at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Paul Davis, vice president of entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Thisis what The Joint is all about, bringing fans up close and personal with one of the most iconic bands in the world. It will be a truly unique Guns N’ Roses experience!”
"This past New Year's Eve, Guns N' Roses tore the roof off The Joint with two sold-out shows. They were incredible; we watched them perform their timeless hits and soon-to-be legendary songs offChinese Democracy. Immediately following, AEG Live and Hard Rock began turning our fantasy of having them as a resident artist into a reality,” addedBobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at AEG Live, Las Vegas. “To hear one of the biggest bands in the world rip through their catalog of hits is going to be amazing. There is no better way to celebrate the anniversary of their iconic album Appetite for Destruction than to present Appetite for Democracy at The Joint."
Started by Axl Rose in 1985, Guns N’ Roses is one of the most popular music acts in history and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The band consists of frontman and founderAxl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson(bass), Richard Fortus (guitar),Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar),Chris Pitman(keyboards) andFrank Ferrer (drums). In addition to Appetite for Destruction andChinese Democracy, Guns N’ Roses has released albums includingGN’R Lies (1988), double albumUse Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II (1991) and The Spaghetti Incident? (1993).
Ticket prices start at $45 (plus applicable services fees) and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 17. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations,www.ticketmaster.com,www.thejointlasvegas.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. Ticket and room packages are available atwww.hardrockhotel.com.
Appetite for Democracy schedule:
· Wednesday, Oct. 31
· Friday, Nov. 2
· Saturday, Nov. 3
· Wednesday, Nov. 7
· Friday, Nov. 9
· Saturday, Nov. 10
· Wednesday, Nov. 14
· Saturday, Nov. 17
· Sunday, Nov. 18
· Wednesday, Nov. 21
· Friday, Nov. 23
· Saturday, Nov. 24
The Joint is no stranger to hosting today’s biggest musical acts. In 2009, The Joint secured its place in music history by signing multi-Grammy winner Carlos Santanafor two years as Las Vegas’ first rock ‘n’ roll artist withSupernatural Santana: A Trip Through The Hits. The venue made headlines again in 2010 with Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking monthly experience featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. Most recently, The Joint unveiled Las Vegas’ first hard rock residency Mötley Crüe in Sin City headlined by rockers Mötley Crüe.
About The Joint
The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “Best Concert Venue” inLas Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” awards in 2010 and 2011, “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by BillboardMagazine in 2011, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the 2010Pollstar Awards, and “Best Live Music Venue” in AOLCity’s Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue hosted successful runs of Vegas’ first rock n’ roll residency,Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, and Vegas’ first hard rock residency, Mötley Crüe in Sin City. In 2011, the venue welcomed Tiësto In Concert, a groundbreaking live show created exclusively for The Joint featuring the world’s No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.
About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at CaesarsPalace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.www.aeglive.com