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Guns N’ Roses Announce Invitation-Only Show at Apollo Theater

Jeffrey A. Camarati, Getty Images
Jeffrey A. Camarati, Getty Images

Before launching the next North American leg of their Not in This Lifetime tour, Guns N’ Roses will play a special invitation-only show at New York’s famed Apollo Theater.

The Apollo concert, scheduled for July 20, is being hosted in conjunction with digital radio service SiriusXM. Subscribers will have a chance to hear the performance via the upcoming limited-run “Guns N’ Roses Radio” station that’s being added to the lineup July 13, as well as on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel. Stern announced the concert on his June 21 broadcast.

“Guns N’ Roses started off in Los Angeles in 1985 and went on to conquer the world with its swaggering, unrepentant, rebel rock and roll, and we are thrilled to have them perform this exclusive show for SiriusXM at the world famous Apollo Theater,” said SiriusXM president Scott Greenstein. “Our subscribers will get a once in a lifetime experience, seeing the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll band live before the next leg of their national tour kicks off.”

SiriusXM is also hosting a contest for fans hoping to attend the Apollo show, with one grand prize winner being offered an all-expenses-paid trip and front row tickets — as well as tickets and travel to another show on the Not in This Lifetime tour. You can enter that contest on Sirius’ website.

As Variety notes, the Apollo show — which marks Guns N’ Roses’ first appearance at the venue — has been booked for the day before the band’s hit Appetite for Destruction LP marks its 30th anniversary. It’d certainly be a nice night for a full album performance, in other words — but given the group’s penchant for secrecy, we’ll probably just have to wait and see.

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