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Guns N’ Roses announces August concert in Seattle

Axl Rose, left, will be joined by Duff McKagan, right, and Slash when Guns N’ Roses performs Aug. 12 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Axl Rose, left, will be joined by Duff McKagan, right, and Slash when Guns N’ Roses performs Aug. 12 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Invision file, 2014

One of the biggest rocks bands during parts of the past four decades, Guns N’ Roses announced Friday afternoon it will perform in Seattle on Aug. 12. The band will play at CenturyLink Field as part of a tour of North American stadiums this summer.

Joining band founder Axl Rose on stage for the Not in This Lifetime tour will be former members Slash and Duff McKagan. Slash and McKagan rejoined the band in time to open the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with concerts scheduled for April 8-9. The band also is among the headliners of the Coachella, California, music and arts festival April 16 and 23.

The other members of the current band are Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman, Richard Fortus and Frank Ferrer.

As part of the tour announcement, the trio will perform Friday (April 1) at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, the small Hollywood club where the band began its career, according to the news release.

The tour itself will kickoff June 23 at Ford Field in Detroit. The Seattle show will be the only one in the Northwest. The band also will perform Aug. 9 in San Francisco.

After forming in 1985, the band busted onto the music scene in 1987 with its debut album “Appetite for Destruction.” It would become the best-selling United States debut album, according to the release, selling 30 million copies. With the release of six albums, Guns N’ Roses has sold more than 100 million records.

The band was elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 — its first year of eligibility.

Tickets for the show will go on sale April 8 at livenation.com.

Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640

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