According to the Las Vegas Sun, a Clark County commissioner has expressed “remorse” over the county’s decision to temporarily rename Paradise Road to Paradise City Road in honor of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ first-ever residency, Appetite For Democracy, in Las Vegas because of the offensive nature of the ad being used to promote the concerts.
The ad, which can be seen below, is described by the Sun as ” a cartoon-like drawing [that] depicts a robotic monster lurking over a skeletal robot, with a disheveled woman sprawled on a sidewalk, her underwear pulled down below her knees and her blouse opened, exposing a breast.”
Commissioner Mary Beth Scow, who represented the county at the ceremony commemorating the temporary name change, said she was unaware of the ad, which is being used in mainstream advertising, including newspaper promotions and taxicab placards. “I hadn’t seen the advertising before the media event,” she told the Sun. “It’s clearly inappropriate. Maybe it’s the risk of doing business with a rock band, but I guess we’ll have some remorse over this decision. It’s a lesson learned.”
GUNS N’ ROSES will play 12 shows starting Wednesday, October 31 through Saturday, November 24.
Each night, the band will perform an electrifying show featuring a set list created exclusively for The Joint. Appetite For Democracy will span the band’s biggest hits from their debut album “Appetite For Destruction” (1987) through their platinum-selling record “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. Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Appetite For Democracy is unlike any show the band has ever done before or will ever do again.
Ticket prices start at $45 (plus applicable services fees).
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the Hard Rock box office, all Ticketmaster locations, Ticketmaster.com, TheJointLasVegas.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000. Ticket and room packages are available at HardRockHotel.com.