Guns N’ Roses Live in Manila
American rock band Guns N’ Roses will be coming in Manila for the first time on November 11, 2018! Confirmed by the organizer, MMI Live, the band will take their “Not In This Lifetime… Tour” in the Philippine Arena.
Guns N’ Roses Tour 2018
— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) May 19, 2018
“Not In This Lifetime… Tour” is an ongoing concert tour by the hard-rock band Guns N’ Roses. It started in April 2016 in North America and will end on November 25, 2018 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. It is also a reunion tour by the classic members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan who are performing again for the first time after their 1993 “Use Your Illusion Tour”.
This concert tour is one of the biggest and most successful tour by a rock band, grossing $480.9 million to date and making it the fourth highest grossing concert tour of all time.
The name “Not In This Lifetime…” was coined in an interview of Rose in 2012 when asked about the group’s potential reunion and he responded “not in this lifetime…”.
Guns N’ Roses Members and Announcements
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Since 2015, a year after their “Appetite For Democracy” tour and some members quitting the band, there has been uncertainty and talks of disbanding circulating the band. With DJ Ashba (lead guitar for 2009 – 2015) and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitars and backing vocals for 2006 – 2014) officially leaving the group and Slash citing in an interview that he and Rose finally spoke with each other (which was big news by the way), fans and the media speculates that a reunion concert or tour is brewing.
Finally, in late December 2015, the group’s official website updated the content and displayed the classic Guns N’ Roses logo. On Christmas Day a 15-second teaser trailer debuted showing black and white shots of a concert audience with the opening words of “Welcome to the Jungle” played.
On December 29, 2015 Billboard reported that Slash returned to the band and the “reunited” line up will perform at Coachella 2016. Coachella then confirmed via press release that Slash and McKagan rejoined the band and will headline that year’s event.
The tour’s official lineup composed of Rose (lead vocals, piano, percussion), McKagan (bass, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals), Slash (lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals), Dizzy Reed (keyboards, piano, backing vocals, percussion), Richard Fortus (rhythm and lead guitars, backing vocals), Frank Ferrer (drums, percussion, tambourine), and Melissa Reese (keyboards, synthesizers, sub-bass, percussion, backing vocals).
This concert tour is billed as “regrouping” rather than a full reunion since Slash and McKagan were filling empty spots on the existing lineup.
Ticket Prices for the “Not In This Lifetime…” Tour
For the band’s Manila concert, tickets will go on sale June 9 with the following prices:
- Platinum – ₱14,850
- Premium Lower Box A – ₱12,750
- Regular Lower Box A – ₱9,600
- Premium Lower Box B – ₱7,500
- Regular Lower Box B – ₱5,400
- Upper Box A – ₱2,250
- Premium Upper Box B – ₱1,500
- Regular Upper Box B – ₱1,000
- Upper Box B Sides – ₱800