Appetite for Democracy (Tour)

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Appetite for Democracy
Tour by Guns N' Roses
Appetite for democracy poster.jpg
Poster for the November 21st show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Associated album Appetite for Destruction
Chinese Democracy
Start date October 31, 2012
End date June 7, 2014
Legs 7
Number of shows 18 in North America
5 in Asia
7 in Oceania
2 in the Middle East
10 in Latin America
42 in total
Guns N' Roses concert chronology

Appetite for Democracy was a series of concerts by hard rock band Guns N' Roses celebrating 25 years of Appetite for Destruction, and four years for their studio album Chinese Democracy.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7] It started with a 12-night residency in Las Vegas. Their previous tour, Up Close and Personal, had ended in Spain on July 22, 2012. Former bassist Duff McKagan filled in for Tommy Stinson for several shows, Stinson had previous commitments to The Replacements. The tour ended with another residency in Vegas, titled "No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction!".

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Appetite for Democracy Las Vegas Residency
October 31, 2012 Las Vegas United States The Joint
November 2
November 3
November 7
November 9
November 10
November 14
November 17
November 18
November 21[H]
November 23
November 24
December 7 Bangalore India Bhartiya City
December 9 Mumbai MMRDA Grounds
December 12 Delhi Leisure Valley Gurgaon
December 16 Jakarta Indonesia Mata Elang International Stadium
December 18 Tokyo Japan Zepp Tokyo
North America
February 13, 2013[A] Los Angeles United States Soho House
March 9 Perth Australia Perth Arena
March 12 Sydney Allphones Arena
March 13 Newcastle Newcastle Entertainment Centre
March 16 Melbourne Sidney Myer Music Bowl
March 17
March 20 Brisbane Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 24[B] Sepang Malaysia Sepang International Circuit
Middle East
March 28 Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates du Arena
March 30 Beirut Lebanon Forum de Beirut
North America
May 24[C] Pryor Creek United States Pryor Creek Festival Grounds
May 26[D] San Antonio AT&T Center
May 28 Houston House of Blues
May 29 Dallas House of Blues
June 1 Lubbock Lonestar Pavilion
June 2 Kansas CIty Midland Theatre
June 5[E] Buffalo Outer Buffalo Harbor
June 6 New York City Brooklyn Bowl
June 8 Randall's Island
July 12 Quebec Canada Festival d'été de Québec
July 14 Montreal Métropolis
July 17 Toronto Sound Academy
Latin America
March 20, 2014 Rio de Janeiro Brazil HSBC Arena
March 22 Belo Horizonte Mineirão Stadium
March 25 Brasília Ginásio Nilson Nelson
March 28 São Paulo Anhembi Convention Center
March 30 Curitiba Vila Capanema Stadium
April 1 Florianópolis Stage Music Park
April 3 Porto Alegre Fiergs Pavilion
April 6 Buenos Aires Argentina Ferro Stadium
April 9 Asunción Paraguay Jockey Club
April 12 La Paz Bolivia Estadio Hernando Siles
April 15 Recife Brazil Chevrolet Hall
April 17 Fortaleza Centro de Eventos De Fortaleza
North America
April 23 Los Angeles United States Club Nokia[F]
May 13 Bethlehem Sands Bethlehem Event Center
May 16[G] Columbus Columbus Crew Stadium
No Trickery! An Evening of Destruction Vegas Residency
May 21 Las Vegas United States The Joint
May 24
May 25
May 28
May 30
May 31
June 4
June 6
June 7
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Tommy Hilfiger's Secret Party"
B This concert was a part of "2013 Malaysian Grand Prix After Party"
C This concert was a part of the "Rocklahoma"[8]
D This concert was a part of the "River City Rock Fest"
E This concert was a part of the "Governors Ball Music Festival"[9]
F This concert was part of the Revolver Golden Gods awards.[10]
G This concert was a part of "Rock on the Range"[11]
H This concert was recorded in 3D, and released on Blu-Ray in 2014.
Cancellations and rescheduled shows
December 15, 2012 Jakarta Lapangan D Senayan Rescheduled to December 16, 2012 and moved to Mata Elang International Stadium.[12]
March 18, 2014 Mexico City, Mexico Hell & Heaven Metal Festival Festival cancelled.[13]

Box office score data[edit]

Date Tickets sold / available Gross revenue
October 31 – November 18, 2012 25,975 / 29,490 (88%) $2,394,371[14]


2012 Setlists[edit]

2013 Setlists[edit]

2014 Setlists[edit]


Guns N' Roses
Additional musician
  • Duff McKagan – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Attitude" and "Raw Power"


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  3. ^ "Guns N' Roses To Launch Appetite for Democracy On Halloween". Anti Music. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Guns N' Roses brings Appetite for Democracy to Las Vegas". Ticket News. August 17, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Guns N' Roses signs for series of Hard Rock concerts". Las Vegas Review Journal. August 13, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Guns N' Roses Announces Fall Las Vegas Residency". Billboard. August 13, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Guns N' Roses heading to Vegas". London Free Press. August 13, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Guns N' Roses to headline Rocklahoma music festival". USA Today. February 13, 2013. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Guns N' Roses Added To Governors Ball Fest Lineup". Billboard. February 7, 2013. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ 2014 show
  11. ^ "2014 Rock on the Range – Where Rock Lives". 
  12. ^ "Jakarta Show Postponed Until Tomorrow & Venue Moved". Guns N' Roses. 15 December 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  13. ^ Heaven and hell fest cancelled
  14. ^ Sources for Billboard Boxscore for September 28, 2011 – October 23, 2011: