Guns N' Roses coming to the Amway Center in Orlando
Hey, good news: Here's a huge concert that will never actually happen!
The Amway Center in Orlando has announced Guns N' Roses will perform in Orlando on Oct. 28. Tickets are $35, $45 and $75, and they'll go onsale via Ticketmaster on Sept. 9. (It's reportedly the second U.S. date on their calendar, along with an Oct. 29 gig at American Airlines Arena in Miami.)
But we'd just like to point out the obvious: Axl Rose is not the world's most reliable performer. In fact, if this show goes off without a hitch, we'll be more than a little shocked. Axl has a long, long history of concert cancellations. Yes, they managed to get through their 2006 concert at the St. Pete Times Forum intact -- but plenty of shows on their calendar that year did get killed.)
That said, if this show DOES come to fruition, we'll be interested to see the current lineup, which includes former Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson and longtime GNR keyboardist Dizzy Reed. And hey, Axl is Axl -- he's worth the price of admission all by himself.
We'll update you if GNR re-routes their tour to hit Tampa Bay instead.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*