Guns N’ Roses has booked a string of Central and South American dates beginning in March that the band has hinted is just the start of an extended amount of live work in 2014. According to Rolling Stone, the band will kick off the trek on March 16th at a festival in Mexico City, followed by stops in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay through April 9th.
- The Mexico City festival, called the Hell y Heaven Metal Fest, will also feature Korn,Rob Zombie, Twisted Sister and Kiss.
- There hasn’t been a new Guns N’ Roses record in over five years, since the 2008 release of Chinese Democracy, and longstanding keyboardist Dizzy Reed told us a while back that a follow-up didn’t look likely to happen soon: “We haven’t really talked a lot about that. We recorded a lot of material back, you know, when we started working onChinese Democracy, so there’s a quite a bit of unreleased stuff, I think, that would be really cool to be finished and put out. Everyone has great ideas and we’re always sort of bouncing stuff off each other and I think eventually something’s got to give, you know, and it’s gonna come out.”
- Singer Axl Rose, the sole original member of the band, has said he would like to put out a new record, but has not offered any concrete details beyond that.
- Earlier this year, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal expressed some frustration at the lack of any progress on making a new Guns N’ Roses album.
- Not all the members of the current lineup played on Chinese Democracy, which took 13 years to complete.
- The band’s most recent shows were a string of Canadian dates in July 2013, following June gigs at New York City’s Governor’s Ball and a surprise show in Brooklyn.