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2013-03-12 10:26
Cape Town – Guns N' Roses rock stars Slash, Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff "Rose" McKagan are heading to South Africa to perform three shows as part of supergroup Kings of Chaos, reports IOL.

Notably missing from the line-up is lead singer Axl Rose, who has a famously volatile relationship with his Guns N' Roses bandmates.

The rest of the all-star supergroup consists of Def Leppard's Joe Elliot and Vivian Campbell, Deep Purple and Black Country Communion's Glenn Hughes, Skid Row's Sebastian Bach and Collective Soul's Ed Roland.

Kings of Chaos will perform in Cape Town on 8 June at the Grand West Grand Arena and at the Sun City Superbowl, North West, on 15 and 16 June.

'Eventually he said yes'

AMP Events director Andy Mac told IOL that when he first entered negotiations with Ed Roland to bring Kings of Chaos to SA, he "wanted Slash, but everyone said it would be difficult because of his schedule".

Mac persevered and "eventually he said yes". This will be the first time that Slash will be joining the project.

"I would have given my right arm to just have Slash in the country and now we have Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Collective Soul and Skid Row all in one band!" Mac told IOL.

Collectively, these artists have sold in excess of 300 million albums worldwide and together they have penned many of the most defining rock anthems of all time.

Kings of Chaos will perform some of their greatest hit songs in a two hour display of frenzied guitar riffs, pounding drums, resonating bass and trademark raspy vocals.

Tickets for Cape Town are priced from R445 and R375 for Sun City and are available at Computicket.

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