Las Vegas may have become more of an electronic dance music destination of late, but people still flock to Sin City for the rock-and-roll lifestyle that it embodies. And nothing says rock and roll quite like Guns N’ Roses.
Guns N’ Roses is kicking off a historic tour with its original members for the first time in over 20 years. After an A-List crowd that included Bradley Cooper, Lenny Kravitz, Jim Carrey, Nicholas Cage, and Michelle Rodriguez at their concert in West Hollywood, the legendary band will be making its way to Las Vegas for two sold-out shows in the new, state-of-the art T-Mobile Arena. The band will play a two-night engagement April 8th and 9th, before headlining Coachella and then heading out on tour.
Though Guns N’ Roses has been playing for many years with its original front man, Axl Rose, this tour is the first time the original members have reconvened since 1993. Rose, rejoined by Slash and Duff McKagan, are reuniting to perform a set list of their greatest hits in what will, undoubtedly, become the stuff of rock and roll legend.
The highly anticipated T-Mobile arena has been under construction on the Strip, and it will finally be opening its doors for Axl and the rest of the crew. While music may be what it is making headlines for, it is a multipurpose facility that can accommodate 20,000 guests for a variety of events, including sporting events and, of course, concerts.
Though it is not open yet, it has announced an impressive lineup for its first concerts and events, which will include everything from the Harlem Globetrotters to Nicki Minaj to George Strait to Billy Joel. Janet Jackson will take the stage in May, Garth Brooks will be returning to Las Vegas in June and July to perform with Trisha Yearwood, and the arena will host UFC 200 in July.
According to T-Mobile chief operating officer Mike Sievert, the arena may be playing host to events like the 2016 Built Ford Tough World Finals of rodeo, but that doesn’t come at the expense of luxury. In a recent statement, he described his vision for the arena, “T-Mobile Arena will have the biggest shows in a town known for big shows and T-Mobile customers will always be treated like VIPs with priority access and exclusive benefits.”
The arena is located west of the Strip, between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, making it far more accessible and convenient than some of Sin City’s other arenas. Best of all, unlike many of the big concerts that are hosted by casinos, the pricing for concert tickets is comparable to concert prices throughout the country, leaving concert-goers, boxing enthusiasts, and sports fans with enough money in their pocket to hit the roulette tables, their favorite club, and fully enjoy everything that Las Vegas has to offer.