We thought we’d take a look at the Tower Records installation, and to our surprise, no one was there except for us. it had been a madhouse only the day before. People were buying tickets for 10 dollars each, and scalpers were getting up to 3 thousand dollars for the tickets. You could only purchase one at a time.
Inside the museum we encountered bits and pieces of GNR history. All of their gold records were on the wall. T’shirts with their ancient designs, posters from that era, flyers from times that were the 80’s. Slash’s top hat was on display, as were Duff McKagan’s leathers and Axl’s boxing outfit. The installation also included their MTV awards, GNR pinball machines, and a real live pay phone which one would use to score drugs back in the ancient days of yore.
Graffiti was everywhere, and there was a bar with no booze. The place was set up like a movie set. It was only open for 3 days — the day they built it, the day they sold the tickets, and the day they were taking down the promotion. We arrived on the last day; gee, we felt lucky. The GNR museum will go on tour with the band on their upcoming dates.
No, we didn’t go to the show but we had all the glamour…if you want a taste of glamour, check out their tour dates and our photo essay after the break.
Story and photos by Tequila Mockingbird & Kristen Addix, your rocking girls on the move.
Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates: 04/01 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour 04/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^ 04/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^ 04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 04/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol 04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol 04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field 06/26 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field 06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium 07/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field 07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium 07/09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium 07/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field 07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field 07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre 07/19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium 07/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium 07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome 07/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl 07/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome 08/03 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium 08/05 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium 08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park 08/12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field 08/15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium 08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium