Guns N' Roses will resurface at the end of the month for two year-end shows at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Cafe, where the group played a show on New Year's Eve 2000. The mishap-beset group, which ...

Guns N' Roses will resurface at the end of the month for two year-end shows at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Cafe, where the group played a show on New Year's Eve 2000. The mishap-beset group, which canceled a planned European tour earlier this year, will play the Hard Rock Cafe Dec. 29 and Dec. 31. Tickets go on sale Saturday (Dec. 8) at 12:00 noon PT via Ticketmaster.

According to a post on the group's official Web site, frontman and lone original member Axl Rose designed the shows as a respite from studio work on the G'N'R's long-festering sixth album, "Chinese Democracy."

"We've been cooped up in the studio for so long," Rose said in a post on the site, "that we have to release some energy. Since we had so much fun playing Vegas last year, we've decided to do it again."

Last year's Hard Rock Cafe show has been released in Japan on DVD and VHS. The 140-minute performance included four new songs, which may wind up on "Chinese Democracy."

The current G'N'R lineup includes Rose, guitarist Robin Finck (Nine Inch Nails), bassist Tommy Stinson (the Replacements), drummer Brian "Brain" Mantia (Primus), and keyboardist Dizzy Reed. The group's last studio album was 1993's covers collection "The Spaghetti Incident?," which debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200.