The Australian hard rock band will be supporting GnR’s later this year.
2016 marked a historic year for Guns N’ Roses when news broke that Slash, Duff McKagan and Dizzy Reed were rejoining the group for a world tour. For the first half of Not in This Lifetime… that took place across North and Latin America, GnR managed to sell over 2 million tickets. When tickets for their UK and European shows were up, Forbes reports that over a million were sold on the first day.
Among the acts helping the tour create commercial success were Alice in Chains, who took the stage last summer from June 23 to July 3, and Lenny Kravitz, who was the introductory act for the performances on July 19, 20, 23 and 24. This year, GnR have invited the Australian trio Wolfmother to join them on stage for their Singapore concert, introducing crowds to this raucous bunch of rockers.
This reunion is something we’ve all been waiting to happen for more than 20 years, since group members sporadically began writing and recording their own music which eventually led to members departing. Although their original following from the 1980s are now well into their 50s, their music has transcended generations and has even been a major influence among millennial rock fans.
Their biggest hits are consistently played on radio stations and have also become mainstays for rock and roll themed games, such as Guitar Hero available on PlayStation and Guns N’ Roses video slots from the operators of the Slingo franchise. With GnR having an incredibly diverse following, it is a major advantage for Wolfmother who now have the opportunity to appeal to the older generation.
For those rockers that haven’t heard of Wolfmother, they are a blues rock meets heavy metal band, composed of vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, keyboardist and bassist Chris Ross, and drummer Myles Heskett. The band released their first album in 2000, and have drawn the attention of heavyweights like Led Zeppelin. After the recent release of Victorious and their gigs at Coachella and Lollapalooza, the group have already received critical acclaim and are well on their way to becoming legends in the genre.
Wolfmother will be the opening act for the GnR concert in Changi Stadium on Saturday, February 25. General admission tickets are available starting at SG$199 while VIP tickets are priced at SG$568.
You can stream some of their work below to whet your appetites.
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