Almost a year after the release of Chinese Democracy, Guns n’ Roses seem to finally be planning some concerts. Yet another date on the band’s rumored tour of Southeast Asia has hit the Web: according to AllAccess.co.kr Website, there’s a December 13th show at Seoul, Korea’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium. Our Korean is a bit shaky, but it appears tickets for the concert go on sale October 6th.
The official Guns n’ Roses Website still doesn’t show any mention of tour dates in Southeast Asia, but that site isn’t exactly routinely maintained and updated. So far, a pair of concerts in Japan — in Osaka and Tokyo — and a December 11th concert in Taipei, Taiwan has also been announced by third parties, but no official word yet from Gn’R reps. There have also been rumors of Axl Rose and friends performing a couple shows in India, but the details of those shows are less firm than the rest of the Asia concerts. It goes without saying that China will likely not be included in the itinerary of any tour of Asia, considering that Chinese Democracy might not be that well-received there.
Earlier this year, as Rolling Stone previously reported, guitarist Richard Fortus said that a Chinese Democracy tour would launch in late March 2009 and last for over two years, but that obviously was not the case. Gn’R also announced in March that guitarist DJ Ashba would join the band for an “upcoming tour,” but that never came to fruition. Since then, things have been dormant on the Axl Rose front — the video for “Better” still hasn’t been released, even though it was reported as nearly finished back in December 2008.
Keep checking back with Rolling Stone for Axl Rose’s rumored return to the stage, and take a gander of the reported tour dates below:
Guns n’ Roses
Dec. 11 – Taipei, Taiwan @ Taipei County Stadium
Dec. 13 – Seoul, Korea @ Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium
Dec. 16 – Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Dome
Dec. 19 – Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Dome
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