GUNS N’ ROSES Announces ‘Los Angeles Takeover’

Fresh from their critically acclaimed, sold-out-in-minutes “New York Takeover” and subsequent intimate run of shows along the eastern seaboard, GUNS N’ ROSES will be taking over Los Angeles in March with a three-date club run, announced today.

It’s been 22 years since GUNS N’ ROSES last visited the Hollywood Palladium, where they have set their first stop on the L.A. run on March 9. GN’R will make their first appearances two L.A. music landmarks, The Wiltern on March 11, and House of Blues Sunset Strip on March 12.

Pre-sale for the “Los Angeles Takeover” will begin on Thursday, March 1 at 10 a.m. PT, public onsale is slated for Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT.

In addition to sole original member Axl Rose, the current lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES includes guitarists Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Richard Fortus and DJ Ashba, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman and drummer Frank Ferrer.

“Chinese Democracy”, the 2008 album released by the current edition of GUNS N’ ROSES after a 15-year wait, was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of one million copies. The long-in-the-making, 14-song CD finally arrived 17 years after the last full-length collections of original GUNS material, “Use Your Illusion I” and “II”, were released, and nine years after the non-album track “Oh My God” surfaced on the soundtrack of the movie “End Of Days”.

“Chinese Democracy” was made available exclusively through Best Buy.