Guns ‘n’ Roses To Rock The G!

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After an eight-year hiatus, the MCG will return to concert mode when Guns N’ Roses takes to the stage on Tuesday February 14.

Following months of speculation from rock music fans across the country, promoter TEG Dainty today announced dates for the Australian leg of Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime tour.

The tour will mark the first time that founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan, have played together for Australian fans since their infamous 1993 Use Your Illusion tour.

The MCG performance will be the only Guns N’ Roses show in Melbourne.

In Australia Guns N’ Roses popularity is highlighted by their unparalleled chart success since 1987.  The band boasts 14 ARIA Top 50 singles, alongside every one of their studio releases enjoying multi-platinum accreditation.

See Norman Gunston’s interview with the band from their 1993 tour:

While there is no dedicated MCC Reserve for this event, all MCC members will be able to purchase tickets before the public in a priority pre-sale from Thursday August 25 at 1.00pm until Friday August 26 at 9.00am.

During this pre-sale period, there will be a limited number of tickets on sale in all price categories. At this stage, ticket prices and a stadium seating plan for this event are not available but we will communicate them on this page as soon as possible.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketek online or by phone on 132 849.

Public tickets will go on sale on Friday August 26 at 1.00pm. Members who don’t purchase during the priority pre-sale can still obtain tickets in the public sale, subject to availability.

Members will also have the option of purchasing one of two entertainment packages for this event – a cocktail party in the Frank Grey Smith Bar and a dining package in the Jim Stynes Grill.

A 300-person cocktail function will be held prior to the concert in the Frank Grey Smith Bar. For $265 per person, which includes your concert ticket and seating on Level 2, members and up to four guests will be able to enjoy a two-hour grazing-style menu and drinks package. Bookings will be available via the MCC website on a first-in, first-served basis from Thursday August 25 at 1.00pm.

The Jim Stynes Grill will be made available for 250 members and guests to enjoy our pre-set, sit-down dining menu before the concert. There is a limit of four guests per member, and the cost of the two-hour dining package ($320) includes your concert ticket, a la carte menu, drinks and a reserved seat outside on Level 2.

Bookings will be available via the MCC website on a first-in, first-served basis from Thursday August 25 at 1.00pm.

Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM (rrr.org.au) in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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