Photo by Jeremy Larson
Like the plentiful games of craps that occur within its boundaries, visiting Las Vegas is always a gamble. One trip you’re drinking champagne at a VIP party in the Luxor; the next, you’re crying alone outside some seafood buffet on Fremont Street.
Things certainly took a rocky turn the last time Guns N’ Roses visited Sin City. During their 12-date run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in 2012, GNR were as lucky as the gents from The Hangover. First, there was the little controversy over concert posters that depicted “robot rape”. Then, guitarist DJ Ashba become the center of a police investigation after he somehow secured access to an LVPD traffic copter. But, hey, I’m sure their mini-bar was totally well-stocked.
Luckily, the band are habitual gamblers, as they’re taking another run at the city with a brand new residency this summer. “No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction” will span nine dates between May 21st and June 7th at, where else, the Hard Rock. Tickets for each show go on sale Friday, February 21st at GNR’s official website. Consult their full tour schedule below, including the March-April leg through South America.
“If some is good, more is better!” Bobby Reynolds, vice president of booking for AEG Live Las Vegas, told USA TODAY. “That’s our take on welcoming back Guns N’ Roses to The Joint. Our first residency with GNR was fantastic in every way imaginable. The band and the fans loved the venue, and the business was great for everyone else involved. We want all of the Guns N’ Roses fans across the globe to come see what one of the iconic rock ‘n’ roll bands can do when they have the best venue in the world to do it in, in a city made to party. We are gearing up for another epic residency.”
For a taste of the band’s Viva Rock Vegas, check out a performance of “Don’t Cry”.
Guns N’ Roses 2014 Tour Dates:
03/16 – Mexico City, MX @ Heaven & Hell Metal Fest
03/20 – Rio De Janeiro, BR @ HSBC Arena
03/22 – Belo Horizonte, BR @ Esplanada Do Mineirao
03/25 – Brasilia, BR @ Nilson Nelson
03/28 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Anhembi
03/30 – Curitiba, BR @ Estadio Durival Britto
04/01 – Florianópolis, BR @ Devassas On Stage
04/03 – Porto Alegre, BR @ Pavilhao Da Fiergs
04/06 – Buenos Aires, AR @ Ferro Stadium
04/09 – Asuncion, PY @ Jockey Club
04/12 – La Paz, BO @ Estadio Hernando Siles
05/13 – Columbus, OH @ Columbus Crew Stadium
05/21 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/24 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/30 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
05/31 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
06/04 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
06/06 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
06/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino