Hear Chinese Democracy in full before release

And get a free copy at GN'R's world premiere

Chinese Democracy

The 14-year wait for Chinese Democracy finally comes to an end on 23 November, but for those insatiable Guns N' Roses fans who can't wait that long, here's your chance to hear the album, in full, before anyone else. The band have announced an official pre-listening party, two days before the release, and everyone's invited…

Unless you're based in Scandinavia, though, it's going to be a long trek to get there. The world premiere is all set to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Friday 21 November at 10pm. Admission is free and the first ten guests will get a copy of the album for nothing.

Everyone else can buy a copy on the night, so it looks like GN'R and Universal Music are resigned to the fact that the album will leak before the official Best Buy release. Considering previous efforts to quash such events, this is quite a surprise.

There are no details on how to secure entry, so it looks like the night will operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect a queue around the block…