Australia: Guns N’ Roses & ZZ Top, More Springsteen Dates

It’s about to get loud in Australia this year. Guns N’ Roses partners with ZZ Top for a tour of the continent that also includes The Angels. Meanwhile, Springsteen’s excursion Down Under has grown in size.

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The Joint, Las Vegas, Nev.

Andrew McManus Presents teamed Guns N’ Roses, ZZ Top and The Angels for a five-arena run in Australia.

The shows run March 9-20. The fourth date, March 17 in Melbourne, coincides with the final day of the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

It will also pose a challenge for GNR’s creative approach to starting times.

The Myer Music Bowl adheres to a strict curfew of 11 p.m. – normally the time the band first hit the stage during its last dates here.

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Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Md.

The Australian leg of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s Wrecking Ball tour has doubled its size, Frontier Touring Company and Jacobsen International announced after what Frontier managing director Michael Gudinski called “outstanding” response.

“It was clear within the first couple of minutes that demand was far going to outweigh the number of tickets we had available,” Gudinski said. “I jumped straight on the phone to Bruce’s people.”

Photo: Erik Schultz
Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Ore.

The Australian shows now number nine, with third shows for Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and second dates for the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Sydney’s Allpones Arena and the picturesque Hanging Rock in the Victorian countryside.