Lotsa rumours for tour dates and CONFIRMED tour dates


I know it is ONLY rumours still, but some tour dates are coming out.  Let’s hope it is all true, cause some of the dates would be freaking AMAZING to see.    Some dates tho, has been confirmed.  I am posting the complete list of the tour dates, confirmed and RUMOURED, and you will know wich one are confirmed easily.



May 31st  –  Bergen, Norway @ Vestlandshallen  (CONFIRMED)
June 2nd  –  Oslo, Norway @ Oslo Spektrum  (CONFIRMED)
June 5th   –  Helsinki, Finland @ Kapylan Urheilupuisto (Helsinki Live 2010)  (CONFIRMED)
June 6th   –  St-Petersbourg, Russia @ Ledovy Dvorets (CONFIRMED)
June 8th   –   Moscow, Russia @ Olympiyskiy Stadium (CONFIRMED)
June 12th   –  Norje, Sweden @ Norje Havsbad (Sweden Rock Festival)  (CONFIRMED)
June 14th  –  Aalborg, Danmark @ Gigantum  (CONFIRMED)
June 15th  –   Berlin, Germany
June 16th   –  Arnhem, Holland
June 18th  –  Vienna, Austria
June 20th  –  Zagreb, Croatia
June 21st  –  Belgrade, Serbia
June 23rd  –  Prague, Chech Republic
June 26th  –  Graspop, Belgium
June 28th   –   Zurich, Switzerland
June 29th  –   Milano, Italy

August 27th  –  Reading, UK (Reading Festival)  (CONFIRMED)

August 29th  –  Leeds, UK (Ledds Festival)  (CONFIRMED)

THANKS TO HTGTH, and gnrfrance for details!

April 15th, 2010 San Juan, Puerto Rico @ Roberto Clemente Coliseum


LAst show odf this leg of the tour dudes and dudettes.  For those who you who attented one of those shows, hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.  I will have some surprises soon here on my blog, so stay tuned.  And don’t be shy to post some comments, and get yourself to the mailing list.

See you real soon!

The Roberto Clemente Coliseum (or Coliseo Roberto Clemente in Spanish) is a sporting events and concert arena in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was, for many years, Puerto Rico’s largest event facility, and it continues being one of the largest.

General information

The Coliseum is named after baseball hall of famer Roberto Clemente, who died in a plane crash off Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Carolina in 1972, while flying with relief articles to be given to victims of the Nicaragua earthquake. Construction of the facility began in the early 1970s, it was finished in January 1973, and inaugurated in February of that year by the Fania All-Stars.

The coliseum has been host to a variety of events, including world championship boxing and basketball, business expos, circus, concerts and other things. Many Puerto Rican and international performers have been there, including Black Guayaba, Antonio Aguilar, Menudo, Marco Antonio Solís, Saga, Air Supply, Wilkins, Whitesnake, Duran Duran, Poison, Guns n’ roses, Mötley Crüe, Kiss during the Psycho Circus Tour, on a first ever concert that included 3D visual effects, Barry White and Christina Aguilera. It has been the home of three different BSN professional basketball teams and the BSN has also used it as a neutral site for their most important games, including game 7 of the championship finals, several times.

The Coliseum has also been used by religious leaders for conferences and religious services.

Most of the world championship boxing bouts fought in Puerto Rico during the late 1970s and early 1980s were fought at the Roberto Clemente coliseum, including Roberto Durán‘s world title defense versus Mexican Leoncio Ortiz, Wilfredo Gómez‘s knockout win against Carlos Zarate, many of Samuel Serrano‘s title defenses, and the fight where Muhammad Ali defended his title against Jean Pierre Coopman, the only time a world Heavyweight championship fight has been held in Puerto Rico. George Foreman had his last fight (and experienced the vision that led him to become a born-again Christian in one of its dressing rooms) before announcing his first retirement there, and Julio César Chávez had one of his first important fights there, on the undercard of Edwin Rosario‘s world Lightweight championship win against José Luis Ramírez. Because of all the boxing action going on during that era, many observers call the period from the middle ’70s to the middle ’80s as the golden age of boxing in Puerto Rico.
The arena also hosted the final phase of the 1974 World Basketball championship[1]

The Clemente coliseum has also been the place of large political rallies, and Puerto Rico’s electoral commission uses its facilities to count votes after each election.

It also hosted Miss Universe 2002, won by Oxana Fedorova of Russia, who was later dethroned and ascended by Justine Pasek, of Panama.

important news about Guatemala show and rescheduled show


It is now official, the guatemala show that was supposed to take place on the 13th is now CANCELLED.  ANd after many attemps to reschedule the San Jose Costa Rica show, it is impossible to do so.

Here is the official statement by Axl twitter:

El Salvador ROCKED! The stadium felt like ancient Rome. Great crowd!! Unfortunately r show in Guatemala’s been cancelled. Attempts to substitute Costa Rica ultimatley weren’t successful which leaves 1 SHOW LEFT!

I am so sorry to hear that.  Many fans will be disapointed.  But I am sure that they will come back onme day to make up for this.

So the last show of this leg of the tour will be the 15th of April in San Juan, Porto Rico.  Since then I will try to do some stuff on the blog, and after the San Juan show, I will have a special something for all of you guys.

Thanks for following me here, and thanks to all the GnR sites that I follow everyday to put the news here.  Wich are:

http://www.mygnr.com

http://www.heretodaygonetohell.com

http://www.gnrfrance.net


San Salvador, El Salvador @ Estadio Cuscatlán


  1. Chinese Democracy
  2. Welcome To The Jungle
  3. It’s So Easy
  4. Mr. Brownstone
  5. Sorry
  6. Better
    Richard solo
  7. Live And Let Die
  8. This I Love
  9. Rocket Queen
    Dizzy solo
  10. Street Of Dreams
    Band jam
  11. You Could Be Mine
    D.J. Ashba solo
  12. Sweet Child O’ Mine
    Band jam (Another Brick In The Wall)
    Axl piano solo
  13. November Rain
    Band jam (Gran Torino)
    Ron solo
  14. Knockin On Heaven’s Door
  15. Nightrain
    – ENCORE-
  16. Madagascar
  17. Whole Lotta Rosie
  18. Patience
  19. Paradise city

The first show in San Salvador of Guns n Roses went well.  Some pictures will be added when available, and let’s hope for some decent videos too.


thanks to heretodaygonetohell.com for the news and the updates


April 11th, 2010 San Salvador, El Salvador @ Estadio Cuscatlán


After that show cancelled couple of days back, Guns n ROses machine is going back in full gear tonight, while they will hit San Salvador.  Lets hope that they will kick some major asses.  Just to mention it, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, after he heard the show was cancelled 2 days ago, took some fans that were outside the hotel inside the hotel, and gave them a 2 hours accoustic set.  Just him and the fan.  This guy is GREAT!


Thanks for being so cool with fans!

History

Cuscatlán stadium was first developed as a replacement to what at the time was El Salvador’s largest stadium, Estadio Nacional de la Flor Blanca (now known as Estadio Jorge “Mágico” González). Its creation was made possible by EDESSA (Estadios Deportivos de El Salvador) who in 1969 first proposed the idea of a new national stadium.

Construction began on March 24, 1971, with then-president of El Salvador General Fidel Sánchez Hernández laying the first stone. After 5 years of building, the stadium was opened and held its very first game on July 24, 1976. This day saw German Bundesliga champions Borussia Mönchengladbach play the El Salvador national team, with the match ending 2-0 to the German side.

On May 25, 1978, EDESSA agreed to and signed a 99 year lease of the stadium to CLIMA (Asociación de Clubes de Liga Mayor A’). As a result, CLIMA is now the operator of the stadium, and controls what events are held there.

The Stadium

The Stadium, with a capacity of over 35,000, is the largest football venue not only in Central America, but the Caribbean as well. In addition to being the largest, Estadio Cuscatlán is often referred to as the most modern stadium in the region also .

It was announced on November 16, 2007 that Estadio Cuscatlán would become the first football stadium in Central America and Caribbean to have a large LED screen where the supporters can view the action. The screen is 40 meters in height and width and was completed in March, 2008. 

The modernization also extends to the pitch, which includes:

  • French drainage system to allow water to flow off the grounds when it rains excessively
  • 6 sprinkler systems to self water the grounds
  • Dugouts for both home and away teams, each with its own lavatory
  • Imported high quality grass
  • Various V.I.P. boxes

Capacity

The stadium’s capacity has been the topic of much dispute, with many saying that its official capacity is not accurate. As the stadium only has seats available in certain sections, it is difficult to estimate the maximum capacity when trying to take into account how many spectators could fit into the sections without seats.

The following table details the set capacity limitations on each section, as approved by FIFA, the Salvadoran football federation and EDESSA.

The Stadium’s seating structure is separated into 9 different sections.

These are (most expensive to least expensive):

Section Fifa Federation EDESSA
Palcos 3,400 3,400 3,400
Platea 2,263 2,140 3,250
Tribuna Norte 1,922 1,856 2,750
Tribuna Sur 1,959 1,891 2,250
Sombra Norte 3,788 4,350 5,250
Sombra Sur 2,441 2,750 4,250
Sol Preferente Norte 4,157 4,570 5,450
Sol Preferente Sur 6,294 6,294 8,050
Sol General 14,144 17,062 18,250
Total 40,368 44,313 52,900

Because a definitive capacity cannot be obtained for those sections in which there are no seats, the three parties concerned have agreed to the official capacity being the average of the three estimates, 45,925.

The grounds

The stadium itself sits on an area of land roughly 15 square blocks (30 hectares) in size. Not only does it accommodate the stadium itself, with its parking lot (3,500 capacity), but also two other football pitches. One of these is used for training by club sides, to limit damage to the stadium ground itself. The other ground is used for junior football.

Events

Although Cuscatlán stadium was primarily built to be just a football stadium, it is now also used to cater for other events. Apart from football, it is also used for concerts, cultural events, religious events and political rallies.


Show in Costa Rica, TONIGHT, is CANCELLED


Due to city officials, tonight show in Costa Rica is officially cancelled.   More news to come later tonight when it becomes available!  Stage security was the problem!

From Del James:

the 4/9 show in Costa Rica has been cancelled due to an unsafe stage. The stage, which was built by a local crew here in Costa Rica, began to bend & bow as we placed gear on it and was deemed too dangerous.

From Bumblefoot:

I emailed management to see if there was any possibility of doing an outdoor acoustic show tonight, but don’t think it’ll be possible, a lot of logistics that come into play – security issues, any conflicts with existing performance contracts, finding a location, getting local gear last moment, government approval…


Panama @ Figali Convention Center, Set list, Pictures & Videos


Here is the complete set list from the 1st ever Guns n ROses concert in P_anama (thanks to Jarmo to HTGTH.com.  Let’s hope pictures pop ups from the net real soon!

Setlist: Chinese Democracy

Welcome To The Jungle

It’s So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Better

If  The World

Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond Theme)

Live And Let Die

This I Love

Rocket Queen

Band Introductions

Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust)

Street Of Dreams

Jam

You Could Be Mine

Dj Ashba Guitar Solo

Sweet Child O’ Mine

Jam (Another Brick In The Wall: Part 2)

Axl Piano Solo (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road/Someone Saved My Life Tonight)

November Rain

Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Pink Panther)

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Paradise City

Encore

Madagascar

Patience

Nightrain