Axl Rose had an all-star audience turn out for his GUNS N' ROSES New York shows last week, according to a press release. Famous faces in the crowd included Matthew Perry, Mickey Rourke, Drea De Matteo, Lenny Kravitz, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Fred Durst, Sebastian Bach, Ethan Hawke, Jay Z, Jimmy Fallon, Maxwell and Sean Penn. The final show at Hammerstein found the band joined by one time GUNS guitarist Izzy Stradlin on "Think About You", "Patience" and "Night Train", which also included an enthusiastic Kid Rock coming onstage to join the band.
Over the four nights, audiences were also treated to nearly half of the band's upcoming new album, "Chinese Democracy", with live performances of "Chinese Democracy", "Better", "There was a Time", "Madagascar", "IRS" and "The Blues".
The New York concerts were warm-up shows for the European leg of the band's forthcoming tour, which starts May 25 in Madrid at Juan Carlos Arena.
For the upcoming tour, GUNS N' ROSES are playing a mixture of headline Festival appearances including Rock In Rio in Portugal, Download at the U.K.'s famed Castle Donington, Rock Am Ring in Germany, Gods Of Metal in Italy, Novarock in Austria, Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Roskilde in Denmark, A Heavy Day In The Park in Holland as well as their own headlining indoor shows in Madrid, Budapest, Prague, Warsaw, Paris, Zurich, Stockholm, Oslo and Helsinki, most of which have been instant sellouts.
Rose commented: "We've just finished our four shows in New York and had an amazing time. New York has always been special and it feels great to be doing this again particularly in front of so many friends. I am very excited about Europe and getting back over here in September."