Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivalled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. Their spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction – the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release.
Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.
In New Zealand, Guns N’ Roses unwavering popularity is highlighted by their unparalleled chart success since 1987. The band boasts 17 RIANZ Top 50 singles, alongside every one of their studio releases enjoying platinum accreditation. The highlights include: Appetite For Destruction 3 x Platinum, Use Your Illusion 1 x Platinum, Use Your Illusion 2 x Platinum. The dual release of Use Your Illusion 1 & 2 in 1991 saw the band hold the #1 and #2 place on the RIANZ chart. 1993's The Spaghetti Incident? and 2008's Chinese Democracy debuted at RIANZ #3 and #1 respectively with the latter achieving Platinum status. Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits achieved 9 x Platinum and spent 5 weeks at #1 on the RIANZ chart and remained on the chart for 50 weeks - making it one of the biggest-selling albums of all time.
For more information about transport, parking and venue facilities at the Guns N' Roses concert at Western Springs Stadium on Saturday, 4 February, click here to visit Auckland Stadiums website.