Weeks after its landmark album "Appetite for Destruction" celebrated its 25th anniversary, Guns N' Roses has announced its first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed "Appetite for Democracy."
The 12-date run at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will start on Halloween (Oct. 31) and conclude on Nov. 24. The current iteration of GN'R rang in 2012 with a sold-out performance at The Joint on New Year's Eve last December.
"They were incredible; we watched them perform their timeless hits and soon-to-be legendary songs off 'Chinese Democracy,'" says Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking at residency producer AEG Live, Las Vegas, in a statement. "Immediately following, AEG Live and Hard Rock began turning our fantasy of having them as a resident artist into a reality."
The upcoming residency will conclude a year that offered some unique performance opportunities for the veteran rock act: in February, Guns N' Roses performed a string of six intimate U.S. dates, including a return to New York's tiny Webster Hall (formerly The Ritz), which they rocked in 1988 for the MTV concert "Guns N' Roses: Live at the Ritz." One of those smaller shows, at Chicago's House of Blues, was streamed online, with proceeds from the live stream partially going toward hunger relief organization Feeding America.
However, one venue that GN'R did not play was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, which frontman Axl Rose refused to attend when his band was inducted in April.
Tickets for "Appetite for Democracy" start at $45 and go on sale this Friday (Aug. 17) at 10:00 A.M.