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No Illusion: Guns N' Roses coming to Covelli; ticket sales Friday

Published: Mon, October 10, 2011 @ 10:50 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN ā€” On its first North American tour in five years, Guns Nā€™ Roses will perform Dec. 7 at the Covelli Centre.

Tickets for that concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday on ticketmaster.com on the web, by phone at 800-745-3000, and at the Covelli Centre box office.

Tickets are $45, $59.50 and $75.

The center will have about 6,000 tickets available for the show.

The band spent last year touring around the country. Axl Rose, the lead singer, is the only founding member still in the hard-rock band.

Here's the release offered from Covelli Centre:

CLEVELAND, OH ā€” Guns N' Roses have announced their first US tour in 5 years, kicking off October 28th in Orlando, Florida, with a stop in Youngstown, OH, at The Covelli Centre on Wednesday, December 7. The band will perform more than 30 concerts in the U.S. - fueled by Monster Energy - from October to New Year's Eve. Before hitting the states, GNR will tour Latin America, including a sold out, headline slot for the closing day of the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil which took place October 2nd for 75,000 fans.

Reserved Seats: $75, $59.50, $45

Tickets go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10:00am and will be available at www.livenation.com, all Ticketmaster locations, The Covelli Centre ticket office or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Guns N' Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). GNR spent most of 2010 touring the globe, performing 71 two and a half hour shows in over 30 countries.

Since they last played the U.S. in 2006, GN'R has played to rave reviews everywhere including South America, Canada, Europe and Southeast Asia, playing close to one million fans worldwide.

Axl Rose started Guns N' Roses over 25 years ago. Since that time, they have become one of the biggest bands in music history, selling over 100 million albums worldwide, which now includes a bid to enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum! GNR's "Appetite For Destruction" has sold over 28 million albums in the United States alone.

The band's most recent release, Chinese Democracy debuted #1 on the charts in thirteen countries. Chinese Democracy was released on Black Frog/Geffen Records in November 2008 and reached 3 times Platinum in Canada, Platinum in Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Switzerland, UK, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa. In the U.S., the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009.

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