Friday 14 December 2018

Guns n' Roses announce gig at Slane Castle - 25 years later

Patience: Guns N' Roses in their original form: Duff, Slash, Axl, Izzy and Steven Adler.
Patience: Guns N' Roses in their original form: Duff, Slash, Axl, Izzy and Steven Adler.
Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
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Legendary rockers Guns n' Roses have announced an Irish gig for 2017.

The band will play Slane Castle on May 27, 2017 as part of their Not In This Lifetime tour world tour.

It marks their grand return to the Co Meath venue since they last played there in 1992.

No stranger to Irish shores, Guns n' Roses, in all its forms, has toured Ireland over the years, but this would make their first time the original line-up performed here in 25 years.

Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)
Musician Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Club on April 16, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

MCD made the announcement at a press conference at Bruxelles today,

The band reunited in April to play the Coachella festival in California, with frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bass player Duff McKagan sharing a stage for the first time since 1993.

Speaking about the announcement today, Lord Henry Mountcharles said: We are really thrilled to have one of the most exciting rock n' roll bands in the world coming back to Slane 25 years after they first played, the same month in 1992 which was critically considered to be one of the best Slane’s ever."

Tickets go on sale this Friday, December 9 at 9am from usual outlets.

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