Guns N’ Roses are due to perform a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Thursday 20 July 2017 at New York’s Apollo Theater in Harlem to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album, Appetite For Destruction. Howard Stern made the announcement today (21 June) during his live SiriusXM show, The Howard Stern Show.
While a few chosen Sirius XM subscribers were lucky enough to win tickets to the private event, Sirius XM subscribers will be able to hear the show live at 10pm EST tonight (20 July), with a pre-show at 9pm on the satellite radio station on channel 41. The show will also air live on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel.
The exclusive SiriusXM concert marks the first time that Guns N’ Roses will perform at the iconic venue. This special event, taking place before the next leg of the band’s Not In This Lifetime tour will air nationwide on SiriusXM’s Guns N’ Roses Radio.
SiriusXM’s Guns N’ Roses Radio will feature music from the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees’ entire career, including their landmark 1987 debut Appetite For Destruction, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. The SiriusXM channel will also include music by artists who have influenced Guns N’ Roses, live tracks and rarities.
“Guns N’ Roses started off in Los Angeles in 1985 and went on to conquer the world with its swaggering, unrepentant, rebel rock’n’roll, and we are thrilled to have them perform this exclusive show for SiriusXM at the world famous Apollo Theater”, said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer at SiriusXM. “Our subscribers will get a once in a lifetime experience, seeing the ultimate rock’n’roll band live before the next leg of their national tour kicks off.”
Guns N’ Roses Radio launched on Thursday, 13 July 2017, and will air through to Saturday, 22 July, via satellite on Channel 41, and through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
New York’s legendary non-profit Apollo Theater is known for launching the careers of countless iconic performers and has been a catalyst for artistic excellence and innovation since it first opened its doors in 1934. SiriusXM has previously presented special private concerts from the venue such as Paul McCartney in 2010, Bruce Springsteen in 2012, Metallica in 2013 and James Taylor in 2015.