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Guns N’ Roses set to dominate the Gold Coast in 2021 with larger-than-life stadium show

November 19, 2020

Guns N’ Roses made our collective rock’n’roll dreams come true with 2017’s Not In This Lifetime tour and now Paul Dainty AM, President & CEO of TEG Dainty and Major Events Gold Coast are thrilled to announce one of the greatest bands of all time will return to tour our shores in November 2021.

Gold Coast fans should be extra excited with the first stadium show kicking off in the Gold Coast on Saturday 6 November 2021 at Metricon Stadium.

As the first stadium tour announcement since the advent of COVID-19 and border closures pressed pause on touring, it’s fair to say our appetite for live music performances by international megastars has peaked and in Guns N’ Roses we trust!

After the Gold Coast show on Saturday 6 November 2021 at Metricon Stadium, Guns N’ Roses will then tour to Adelaide Oval on Tuesday 9 November before gracing the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday 11 November. Next up, the band heads to Sydney’s ANZ Stadium on Sunday 14 November, then Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on Tuesday 16 November before Perth’s Optus Stadium hosts the final stop of the band’s 6-city Australian tour on Wednesday 24 November.

Tickets go on sale from 9am local time Thursday 26 November at Ticketek. Head to TEG Dainty for all ticketing and tour information.

Paul Dainty, is continuing his commitment to bring major international acts to the Gold Coast. This journey continues with the mighty Guns N’ Roses. Dainty said, “Announcing an international tour of this magnitude as we come out of the most challenging year in the history of live entertainment is truly gratifying. We’re all eager to return to business and I am thrilled to restart major stadium events in Australia with one of the biggest bands in the world, kicking off in the Gold Coast at one of Australia’s best venues, Metricon Stadium.

Mayor Tom Tate said “On behalf of all coasters I say to Axl, Duff and Slash: welcome to our jungle.

This band takes their music to not only the fans on the night but to a global audience of Gunners. Around the world, there are millions of Guns ‘n Roses fans still as loyal today as they were in 1985. This group is an ideal mega attraction for our city which will lift our spirits post a difficult 2020 – and showcase the stadium and our magic city across the world. Bring it on.’’

Major Events Gold Coast CEO, Jan McCormick added “it’s such a coup for the Gold Coast to be the first city to welcome ‘the Gunners’ back to Australia and I know fans will travel from right across the country, just to be the first to see them LIVE and loud at Metricon Stadium. From a business perspective, it’s also fair to say that 2020 has ‘rocked’ our local events industry to the very core, so this stadium event announcement gives us all a sign that ‘events are back’ and that we are ready to secure and deliver more major events on the Gold Coast.”

Recorded simultaneously and released in 1991, Use Your Illusion I (4x Platinum) and Use Your Illusion II (5x Platinum) debuted at #2 and #1 respectively on both the ARIA Albums and Billboard Top 200 charts. Hit singles from the ‘Illusion’ albums included You Could Be Mine, the band’s Live And Let Die cover, Civil War and November Rain. The band’s 2004 9x Platinum Greatest Hits compilation also topped the ARIA Albums Chart, remaining in the Top 100 chart for a colossal 452 weeks.

As the name of GNR’s 2017 tour suggests, many GNR fans once believed that they would only be able to experience founding members Axl, Slash and Duff sharing a stage again in their dreams. But then the band’s classic line-up regrouped for Coachella 2016 and the Not In This Lifetime tour was announced shortly afterwards, thrilling fans all over the world until November, 2019. The Australian leg of Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime stadium tour marked the first time that Australian fans witnessed Axl, Slash and Duff reunited since 1993’s Use Your Illusion tour and the band’s onstage chemistry was undeniable.

More than 75,000 fans rocked-out at the MCG during GNR’s blistering 2.5-hour set, with Triple M reporting, “The band was on fire, pumping on all cylinders.” And the rave reviews kept pouring in, with extolling, “Guns N’ Roses turned the dial up to 11 and jolted an exuberant crowd with a hard rock tour de force.” Courier Mail were also suitably wowed: “This was an act at the top of its game: there was not a musical misfire to be heard and the tight, high-energy production would have been the envy of musicians half their age.”

GNR’s 2021 Australian tour is the light at the end of the bleak tunnel we’ve all negotiated this year. All aboard the Nightrain to Paradise City for what promises to be a heaving celebration of the unbreakable human spirit!