IT’S the news rock fans have been hoping for – Guns N’ Roses – with the classic line-up of Slash and Axl Rose – are to play Scotland for the very first time.
The 80s guitar legends have announced their biggest ever show in Scotland at Glasgow Green on June 25.
The band have played before – at the SECC in 2006 for their Chinese Democracy Tour and 2012 as part of their Up Close and Personal Tour but that was only with singer Axl from the classic line-up.
Guitarist Slash – whose riffs turned songs like Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City and Welcome to the Jungle into rock anthems – quit the band in 1993 and it seemed he and Axl would never bury the hatchet.
Axl continued fronting the band with ever decreasing returns while Slash kept the rock fires burning with Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and most recently Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators playing Glasgow in February last year.
At the time he spoke to the Record about his love of Scotland: “It’s always a blast hanging out in Glasgow.”
In 2016 Slash returned to the band he founded in the 80s and have played gigs around the world since.
Now he and Axl will rock Scotland along with original bassist Duff McKegan.
The Not in this Lifetime tour has played 160 shows for over 5.5 million fans in stadiums, arenas, and as part of festivals worldwide. The European dates in 2017 and 2018 alone brought the mind-blowing stage show to over 1.6 million fans.
Tickets for the gig at Glasgow Green go on sale this Friday at 9am at www.gigsinscotland.com.