Would You Pay $92 To See Axl Rose’s Guns N’ Roses at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory?
In case you don’t have any plans for next Monday, you should probably know that Guns N’ Roses have announced a last minute show at the 2,500-plus capacity Electric Factory. This should not be confused with this Friday’s sold out show at Atlantic City’s House of Blues or with the Guns N’ Roses performance at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden last November, a show that I attended and reviewed here (long story short: Axl Rose was much better than he could have been, though he’s held up by some great tunes from the glory days of Guns N’ Roses) and one where a good chunk of the crowd got free tickets thanks to lousy sales.
It seems that the current Guns N’ Roses might have hit its stride on this newest leg of the tour, for which they’re opting for (or, perhaps, forced into) club dates over spaces they can’t fill, and Rolling Stone certainly has plenty of nice things to say about the band’s “epic” New York kickoff earlier this month. Tickets for the Monday show are $92.15 with fees and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday at noon. Whether there are 2,500 Philadelphians who aren’t still following Pierre Robert’s fatwa of GNR and who have that kind of bread to throw around before tax returns even come in remains to be seen.