Almost two decades after its peak, US rock band Guns N’ Roses is making its way to Jakarta for the first time.
Making only one stop in southeast Asia, GNR are set to invade the popular coastal town performing at the Lapangan D (D Field) Senayan, Jakarta on December 15, 2012.
This weekend, GNR will perform at Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert, and then kick off their “Appetite For Democracy” residency at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where the band will play 12 shows between October 31 and November 24.
“Appetite For Democracy” will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album “Appetite For Destruction” (1987) through to “Chinese Democracy” (2008). Exact details about the show are being kept under wraps but fans can expect the raw and gritty heavy metal Guns N’ Roses is known for along with a few surprise elements.
The band made the surprise announcement through its Twitter account – @gunsnroses – on Wednesday, prompting fans frenzy on social media websites.
“Do you know where we’ll be on 12/15/12? We’ll be in Jakarta BABY!” the band said on its Twitter account on Wednesday.
They also posted a poster of the Jakarta concert, which will be held on Dec. 15 in the D field in Senayan, Central Jakarta.
Indika Production, the promoter, set pre-sale ticket prices ranging from Rp 660,000 (US$68.8) to Rp 2,200,000.
Founded in 1985 in the American city of Los Angeles, Guns n’ Roses initially comprised vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, bass player Duff McKagan and drummer Steve Adler.
In the upcoming Jakarta concert, Axl Rose, the only original band member remaining in the group, will be performing with guitarists DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, bass player Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman.