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February 20th, 2006
Guns n’ Roses are coming to Rock in Rio-Lisboa!
Axl Roses’ band will headline the 2nd day of the world’s biggest music event.

It’s confirmed: Guns n’ Roses are coming to Rock in Rio-Lisboa to headline the 2nd day, May 27th. And with this confirmation, all World Stage headliners are now known.

The Axl Rose led band is responding to the thousands of fans who asked the band to come through the official site of the event.

This promises to be another memorable day for all who will come to the Bela Vista Park and more in specific for all those who have been waiting for the day that Guns would come.

Guns n’ Roses was the most requested band by the official site users, amongst all bands, by all fans, whether Portuguese or international. It is expected that many international fans will travel to Lisbon to be there to hear the material on the new album ‘Chinese Democracy’ for the first time live.

In an interview with the American magazine Rolling Stone in January of this year, Axl Rose confirmed that this long awaited Guns n’ Roses album was ‘very complex’ and that it would be a surprise for all the fans.

Axl followed that by saying that he was ‘trying something different’ and that certain arrangements would be very different from what the fans were expecting and probably closer to the sound of Queen. ‘Better’, ‘There Was A Time’ and ‘The Blues’ are some of the titles of in total 26 new songs.

In 2001, the new version of Guns n’ Roses performed at the third edition of Rock in Rio. More than 200.000 fans witnessed the return of Guns n’ Roses, after 7 years away from the stage.

Axl Rose introduced the new band during a show of more than two hours, which was considered to be the best of the entire event. Today, 5 years later, the show of Guns n’ Roses at the City of Rock promises to be a historic one, both for Rock in Rio and for Portugal.

By: Paulo M. Guerrinha

Source(s): http://rockinrio-lisboa.sapo.pt/  
Thanks to: Nytunz, Mustapha 
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