There is no shortage of Guns N’ Roses fans here in the Brown Paper Tickets offices. Walk by any given desk and you may hear the distinctive whine of Axl Rose’s vocals or a wicked Slash guitar solo coming out of their tiny little computer speakers or headphones. What can we say? Many of us are children of the 90s. So, you can imagine our excitement when we heard about the Kings of Chaos show coming up on Monday, November 18 in Hollywood featuring Slash, Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum. Essentially 3/5ths of the legendary Guns N’ Roses! They’ll be performing alongside Steve Stevens, guitarist for Billy Idol’s band, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple fame and Slipknot’s Corey Taylor. A veritable who’s who of hard rock!
This is the King’s only North American appearance and it will be an intimate, one-night-only event benefiting Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project. The Dolphin Project is an international organization dedicated to saving dolphins from slaughter and exploitation.
“This is a rehearsal for the BIG one. We plan on taking the show to Japan,” says Ric O’Barry, whose life and work was featured in the Academy Award-winning film The Cove. “We’ll add a few Japanese friends to our lineup and rock the socks off Tokyo. There isn’t a better way to bring Westerners and Japanese people together than rock and roll and the world should also know about the wonderful relationship between Japanese people and dolphins in the Tokyo Islands,” added O’Barry. “Dolphins are respected and protected in this part of Japan. It’s the opposite of Taiji, but very few people know about it. This concert will hopefully change this by bringing positive, international media attention to what is right about Japan.”
Kings of Chaos will play the greatest hits from all of its superstar members and will also feature additional special guest performers.
“I’m thrilled to bring a bunch of heavyweights together for a fun night with fans,” said Matt Sorum. “The main thing is to keep creating awareness for the Dolphin Project and everyone involved.”
Kings of Chaos made its live debut in Australia earlier this year at the Stone Music Festival and will embark on a new South American tour at the end of November.
Once again, this happens this Monday, November 18 at the Avalon Hollywood Theatre in Hollywood, California. Tickets are $40 for general admission and $350 for a V.I.P. experience, including special seating for the show, gift bags and photos with the Kings of Chaos. Tickets are on sale now here, or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 ticket hotline at 1-800-838-3006.Music >