GNR join The Weeknd as headliners, leaving two more to be announced
Yas Marina Circuit and FLASH Entertainment have revealed that Guns N Roses will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday, November 25th at the du Arena, Yas Island.
GNR join The Weeknd, who will headline on Friday, November 23rd, as headliners of the annual event. The addition of Guns N’ Roses is sure to be a huge hit with the crowds of race-goers who travel to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from more than 170 countries worldwide.
Rock music lovers in Abu Dhabi can expect to see original members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan perform the full Guns N’ Roses back catalogue of hits including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”
“Guns N’ Roses are one of the biggest groups in music and reinforces our four-day proposition of on-track, off-track and after-race entertainment,” states Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit. “We are thrilled to announce that the original line-up of the band will be headlining the Sunday night show at this year’s Yasalam After-Race Concerts as part of the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race weekend. With two great acts already revealed, we are looking forward to announcing the next big artist who will take to the stage as part of an incredible weekend of racing and live music and entertainment for ticket holders.”
Early Bird passes are available until May 31st with a 30 percent discount at yasmarinacircuit.com.
The news comes as GNR announce a massive reissue of their groundbreaking Appetite For Destruction album. Appetite will be released in multiple configurations on June 29th via Geffen Records/UMe including a 4 CD/1 Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96 page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2 CD Deluxe Edition, 2 LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, single CD remaster and digital download/streaming equivalents. The Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition is clearly the one true GN’R Holy Grail featuring the Super Deluxe Edition, seven additional seven inch vinyls, and a bevvy of memorabilia from the era housed in a custom 12x12x12-inch solid-wood box that’s wrapped in faux-leather and sports embossed, instantly identifiable artwork with a hand-sculpted and hand-painted 3D cross on its front doors.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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