First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
December 9th 2002
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Guns N Roses Add Second Date

GUNS N ROSES TO ATTEMPT WORLD RECORD IN PHILADELPHIA

GUNS N ROSES ADDS SECOND DATE IN PHILADELPHIA --- DECEMBER 8 AT SPECTRUM

BAND TO MAKE SHORTEST DISTANCE TRAVELED BETWEEN ROCK SHOWS WHEN BAND PLAYS FIRST UNION CENTER ON DECEMBER 6 AND NEIGHBORING FIRST UNION SPECTRUM ON DECEMBER 8

Guns n Roses will attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records in Philadelphia, PA, when they become only the second act to play back-to-back shows at the First Union Center (December 6) and trek 758-feet, nine-and-a-half inches across the parking lot to the neighboring First Union Spectrum (December . Tickets for the newly added second date go on sale on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed back-to-back performances at the First Union Spectrum on September 24, l999, and then moved everything across the parking lot to the First Union Center on September 25, l999.

Arena owners Comcast-Spectacor will once again contact the Guinness Book of World Records for consideration for a new record - The Shortest Distance Ever Traveled Between Arena Rock Shows. The record was submitted in l999, however Guinness couldnt create a category for the record.

Guns N' Roses originally exploded onto the music scene in 1985 with their own ferocious brand of rock n' roll. They were riding a wave of frenzied musical energy, extreme behavior, and thrilling live performances led by the sheer force of nature that was, is and continues to be the legendary W. Axl Rose. In the process they have sold more than 80 million records.

Guns n Roses return with the "Chinese Democracy" World Tour, their first full tour since 1993, featuring a full-bang, high-octane "Chinese Democracy" world tour production. Fans will witness the sonic assault of the 'Guns N' Roses experience', that will feature a mixture of classic GN'R songs and new material from their forthcoming album.

Nearly nine years have passed since Guns N' Roses embarked on their last world tour. Fortunately, the most important piece is still in place and for people wondering where Axl Rose has been, he's been busy writing and recording a new album, "Chinese Democracy", that promises to surpass all of his previous efforts. Keyboard player Dizzy Reed has been in GN'R since 1991 and along with Axl is the holdover from the band's previous line-up. New to the fold are three guitarists: Robin Finck, formerly of Nine Inch Nails, guitar phenomenon Buckethead, and Richard Fortus. Rounding out the all-star line-up is bassist Tommy Stinson from The Replacements, a second keyboard player Chris Pitman, and Brian "Brain" Mantia formerly of Primus on drums.

Tickets for the newly added Guns n Roses show at the First Union Spectrum on Sunday, December 8, are $35, $45 and $65 and will go on sale on Saturday, November 16 at 10 a.m. at the First Union Center box office and all Ticketmaster locations throughout the Philadelphia-area. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster phone charge at 215-336-2000 or online at ticketmaster.com.