Guns N' Roses Announces Canadian Dates for 'Chinese Democracy World Tour'
Guns N' Roses has announced Canadian dates for their 'Chinese Democracy World Tour." The tour, supporting their latest release, is scheduled to begin Jan. 13 in Winnipeg with a Guns N' Roses concert
An American rock band supporting an album called "Chinese Democracy" in Canada. That's more nationalities than you'll find a mall food court.
Fans of GNR have waited a long time for this trek. Hitherto, Guns N' Roses had not launched a full scale tour to support their sixth studio album, Chinese Democracy, which dropped in November of 2008.
The album, which was 17-years in the making, has failed to live up to expectations (most of which were unrealistically too high). Still, the opus went platinum in just a few months and eventually peaked at number three on the Billboard 200.
If you consider that the band has yet to promote the album with a tour and that Axl Rose has done absolutely no media, it's impressive that the album has sold as well as it has.
These Canadians dates are preceded by four concerts in the Far East. Come mid-December, the band will play shows in Taiwan and South Korea as well as two in Japan.
Axl Rose is the only original member of Guns N' Roses left. That obviously means (sadly) no Slash. The band's current lead guitarists are DJ Ashba and Bumblefoot.
As of right now there are no shows scheduled for the United States, but one can only assume that the announcement is just around the corner.
1/13 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
1/16 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
1/17 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
1/19 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
1/20 - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
1/24 - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
1/25 - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
1/27 - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
1/28 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
1/31 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
2/01 - Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi
2/03 - Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum
2/04 - Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre