Rock legends supergroup heading to SA

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.


  • Sean Renoster Boyce - 2013-03-12 11:05

    How awesome is this compilation of Musicians...?!?!?!? Definitely have to see this!!

  • Wayne Schaefer - 2013-03-12 11:12

    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! Slash Rocks!!!!

  • Jako van der Merwe - 2013-03-12 11:12

    durban durban durban durban

  • Alison Job - 2013-03-12 11:19

    A must-see!

  • Andrew Samuel Basson - 2013-03-12 11:20

    right now to sell my sould and move to the staduim so I can be first in

  • Nervern Presence - 2013-03-12 12:13

    If only it was Led Zeppelin...I'd sell my soul to see the greatest rock band of all time atleast once in my life.

  • Dan van Ryneveld - 2013-03-12 12:17

    bought my tickets this morning, gonna be awesome!!

  • Alison Wixley - 2013-03-12 12:19

    why not in Durban ?:(

      chez.kri - 2013-03-12 15:59

      @Alison. Sadly, bands have previously had to cancel the Durban leg of their tours because Durbanites can be very (a)pathetic when it comes to booking. Concert planners don't want to get burnt again so tend to just leave Durban out. Sad but true

  • Paul Anthony Davies - 2013-03-12 12:35

    i think this is a going Sun City....15 and 16 June , from 375-00 per ticket......

  • Stefan Van Der Spuy - 2013-03-12 13:33

    Slash, Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan...supercool! This is going to be awesome!

  • Graham Finnemore - 2013-03-12 14:13

    I have been lucky enough to see Slash play a few times in the UK with VR and his current band (Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators). This is one event NOT to be missed. It will be EPIC. So stoked they are coming to SA at long last.

  • Deon Louwrens - 2013-03-12 18:57

    Ticket no problem.... add airplane, car hire, hotel, meals, spending... EISHHH!!!!! gonna Burn a Deep Purple hole in my pocket... AWESOME LINEUP!

  • Swapie - 2013-03-12 20:13

    We want ACDC.

      timothy.vanas - 2013-03-13 04:06

      Agree ACDC but must say I saw Slash with Myles Kennedy live in Dubai and that man can play a guitar it was awesome.

  • Elj. Hines - 2013-08-06 23:22

    hahahahahahahahah wer the foook ia axl now the foool

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