Guns N' Roses to tour Canada in January

Axl takes the Great White North
Axl takes the Great White North (Image credit: Mate Nandorfi/epa/Corbis)

It's official: Guns N' Roses are hitting the road. The band will tour North America - as in Canada - beginning 13 January 2010 in Winnipeg, Manitoba and ending in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 4 February.

Guess Axl likes those warm months, huh?

News of a possible Canadian run began leaking last week, and today MusicRadar contacted Live Nation in Canada, whose reps confirmed the dates as part of 'Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy World Tour.'

Why it's taken close to a year to put together a tour for an album that slipped off the charts six months ago is anybody's guess. But that's just the way Axl Rose rolls, it seems.

Some of the dates are posted on Live Nation's website, while others appear on Ticketmaster. ca's site.

The earliest presale is in two days (21 October). General admission floor seats and reserved seats in the stands are available; prices range from $49.50 to $89.50 Canadian before service charges.

As provided by Live Nation, here are the dates for Guns N' Roses' Canadian tour:

13 Jan - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
16 Jan - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
17 Jan - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
19 Jan - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
20 Jan - Regina, SK @ Brandt Centre
24 Jan - Hamilton, ON @ Copps Coliseum
25 Jan - London, ON @ John Labatt Centre
27 Jan - Montreal, PQ @ Bell Centre
28 Jan - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
31 Jan - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
1 Feb - Quebec City, PQ @ Colisee Pepsi
3 Feb - Moncton, NB @ Moncton Coliseum
4 Feb - Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre

As previously reported by MusicRadar, Guns N' Roses are booked to play select dates in Southeast Asia in December.

But these Canadian dates may provide the answer to the question plaguing us all: Just what in the world does DJ Ashba actually do?

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.