Guns N’ Roses Book 2014 South American Tour
Guns N' Roses will be back on the road in 2014. The eight-piece band consisting of vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus and Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thai, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer heads to South America in March for several concerts.
The trek kicks off March 16 in Mexico City as GN'R headline the second night of the Hell & Heaven Metal Festival. After that they'll venture to Brazil for multiple shows, followed by one-offs in Argentina and Paraguay, wrapping up April 9. (dates below)
2013 passed without a new album from the band ('Chinese Democracy' was released back in 2008), but a new song 'Going Down' surfaced online before being quickly taken down.
However, the year was eventful for some band members. Guitarist DJ Ashba got engaged and married to Nathalia Henao, but the proposal caused some controversy.
Ashba arranged for a private helicopter tour of Las Vegas before he popped the question. The proposal sparked an investigation after the use of a Las Vegas police helicopter came into question. A police captain has now retired, an air support lieutenant was transferred elsewhere and the pilot who flew Ashba and Henao is no longer allowed to fly for the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Also in 2013, guitarist Bumblefoot teamed up to form the new all-star Kiss tribute band A.L.I.V.E.! with Pantera and Kill Devil Hill bassist Rex Brown, former Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy and Kill Devil Hill guitarist Mark Zavon.
Guns N' Roses 2014 South American Tour Dates:
3/16/14 -- Mexico City, Mexico
3/20/14 -- Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
3/22/14 -- Belo Horizonte, Brazil
3/25/14 -- Brasilia, Brazil
3/28/14 -- Sao Paulo, Brazil
3/30/14 -- Curitiba, Brazil
4/1/14 -- Florianapolis, Brazil
4/3/14 -- Porto Alegre, Brazil
4/6/14 -- Buenos Aires, Argentina
4/9/14 -- Asuncion, Paraguay