The Jakarta Post
Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose during the band's concert at Mediolanum Forum di Assago, Assago, Italy on September 5, 2010. alley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California. A tribute concert to Guns N’ Roses and its incoming show in Jakarta will be held on Thursday with a lineup that includes Iga Massardi, Kikan, Candil, Stella Gareth and Aria Baron. (shutterstock.com/Fabio Diena/File)
A tribute concert to Guns N’ Roses and its incoming show in Jakarta will be held on Thursday at Hard Rock Café Jakarta, Pacific Place, Central Jakarta. Admission is free for guests arriving before 7 p.m.
The lineup includes Iga Massardi of Barasuara, Kikan, Candil, Stella Gareth of Scaller and Aria Baron.
Guns N’ Roses will play at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Nov. 8 with key members Axl Roses, Slash and Duff McKagan. Presale tickets were sold out within three hours in June, while regular tickets are still available.
The band last performed in Jakarta in 2012, with only Rose as one of the original members in the lineup at the time.
Formed in 1985, Guns N’ Roses has released six albums and sold more than 100 million records worldwide. Its debut album, Appetite for Destruction ( 1987 ), introduced the distinct vocals of Rose and hard rock music with a penchant for melody.
Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II ( 1991 ) are among the band’s most successful albums, featuring hits such as “November Rain” and “Don’t Cry”. Slash and McKagan left the band in 1996 and 1997, respectively, and rejoined in 2016 for the Not in This Lifetime…Tour in 21 North American cities.
After continuing to Latin America and Asia in 2017, the ongoing tour took the band to Europe in summer 2018. In Asia, Guns’ Roses will perform in the Philippines on Nov. 11, Malaysia on Nov. 14, Taiwan on Nov. 17 and Hong Kong on Nov. 20 and 21. (wng)