Rockers Guns N’ Roses to make Hawaii debut in December
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Rockers Guns N’ Roses to make Hawaii debut in December

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    Axl Rose performed at Nationwide Arena, in Sept. 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. Guns N’ Roses will make their Hawaii concert debut on Dec. 8 at Aloha Stadium as part of their Not In This Lifetime Tour, promoter Live Nation announced today.

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Guns N’ Roses will make their Hawaii concert debut on Dec. 8 at Aloha Stadium as part of their Not In This Lifetime Tour, promoter Live Nation announced today.

Tickets for the show, which is just a day after the Eagles’ performance at the same venue, will go on sale to the general public on Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. According to the band’s website, members of their paid fan club, Nightrain, can buy tickets starting at noon today. A presale for Citi cardmembers will start at 10 a.m. on Monday at 10 a.m. and run through 9 p.m. Thursday.

Guns N’ Roses’ current tour has seen most of the lineup from the band’s prime years reunited, with guitarist Slash and bass player Duff McKagan rejoining charismatic but mercurial lead singer Axl Rose after nearly 20 years apart. Drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese round out the current lineup.

The band’s 1987 debut album, “Appetite for Destruction,” is a rock classic, with certified sales of 18 million in the U.S. It included the No. 1 single “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and the top-10 hits “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Paradise City.”

GNR’s next three releases totalled 20 million in sales, but the band had fallen apart by 1997, with original rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin also having left. A lineup led by Rose toured intermittently in the years before Slash and McKagan returned and released one album, “Chinese Democracy” in 2008. The band was inducted into the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. Slash and McKagan joined back up when the Not In This Lifetime Tour commenced in 2016.

Tickets for the Aloha Stadium performance will cost $60.50 to $250.50 and will be available at ticketmaster.com. The show is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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