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Are Guns N' Roses touring Southeast Asia?

Does Axl Rose have 'Seoul'? Hard to tell
Does Axl Rose have 'Seoul'? Hard to tell (Image credit: Mate Nandorfi/epa/Corbis)

Guns N' Roses are apparently booked to play a concert at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium in Seoul, Korea on 13 December.

Or maybe not. It's hard to tell.

Neither the Guns N' Roses website nor MySpace page list any tour information, but a website called AllAccess.co.kris is announcing the date, and they're even featuring this concert poster:

MusicRadar contacted Guns N' Roses management and publicity to confirm the show, as well as other bookings that have been announced by third parties - two dates in Japan (Osaka and Tokyo) and a concert on 11 December in Taipei, Taiwan. Nobody was able to attest to the validity of the dates.

If these shows are bogus, they wouldn't be the first false Guns N' Roses concert alarms in the wake of Chinese Democracy: In late December 2008, guitarist Richard Fortus said the band would be hitting the road in late March for a two-year run.

Days later, Fortus claimed that he was 'misquoted,' and, of course, there was no tour.

Then a guitarist who calls himself DJ Ashba joined Guns N' Roses for 'an upcoming tour.' And we all know what happened there - no tour.

While we're not recommending anybody book flights or update their passports, the Guns N' Roses gigs being bandied about are as follows:

11 Dec. - Taipei, Taiwan @ Taipei County Stadium
13 Dec. - Seoul, Korea @ Olympic Park Gymnastics Stadium
16 Dec. - Osaka, Japan @ Osaka Dome
19 Dec. - Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Dome

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.