VELVET REVOLVER To Tour Australia

VELVET REVOLVER will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2005, according to Undercover News.

The band will begin the tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 19.

As members of GUNS N' ROSES, Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan toured Australia in 1993. Slash returned in 1995 with SLASH'S SNAKEPIT.

VELVET REVOLVER lead singer Scott Weiland has attempted to tour Australia on three previous occasions with his former band STONE TEMPLE PILOTS but every tour was cancelled due to his drug problems.

Tickets for VELVET REVOLVER go on sale on December 17.

Dates are:

Feb. 17 - Westpac Centre – Christchurch, NZ
Feb. 19 - Supertop at Ericsson Stadium – Auckland, NZ
Feb. 21 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, AUS
Feb. 23 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney, AUS
Feb. 26 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, AUS
Feb. 27 - Vodafone Arena - Melbourne, AUS
Mar. 02 - Challenge Stadium - Perth, AUS

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