Guns ‘N Roses-or Axl Rose and some other dudes, as it were-are planning a summer stadium tour, according to Rolling Stone.
And the band’s manager, Irving Azoff, isn’t denying it…or confirming it. “Axl has been basically quiet, keeping out of the limelight for almost 15 years. People think they know him but they only really only know what has been said about him by questionable people,” Azoff says. “He is a good guy and often misunderstood – he is a professional who has worked very hard to build and maintain a high creative standard for Guns n’ Roses, which I support. We have some exciting things in the works this year for Gn’R, I’m looking forward to it.”
Rose himself didn’t rule out a tour when he told Billboard last month, that there were no plans at that point, but “Management and our promoters are really excited with the offers coming in both here and worldwide.”
“Chinese Democracy” has hardly been a barnburner (it has sold around 560,000 copies since its release four months ago), but that’s not really the point. People remain fascinated by the enigmatic Rose and by the “Appetite for Destruction” material, 22 years after its release.
There could be some great stadium shows this summer: U2 is expected to play stadiums. Bruce Springsteen also has some stadiums on his upcoming tour, all in Europe so far.
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