The capital city is set to become paradise city - for one weekend, at least. Guns N' Roses will headline the eighth-annual Rock on the Range festival, to be staged May 16-18 in Columbus Crew Stadium.
The capital city is set to become paradise city — for one weekend, at least.
Guns N’ Roses will headline the eighth annual Rock on the Range festival on May 16-18 at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Other main acts will include chart-topping Avenged Sevenfold and Detroit bad boy Kid Rock.
Also on the bill: Alter Bridge, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Motorhead, Seether, Slayer and Staind.
The bash has a reputation for hosting big names, but the inclusion of Axl Rose, 51, and his Guns N’ Roses lineup (absent the guitar-
shredding Slash, who left the group in 1996) marks a booking apt to attract curiosity.
More than five years have passed since the November Rain outfit released its long-delayed Chinese Democracy album — the band’s first record of new material since 1991 and one that cost a reported $13 million to make.
Rose was inducted two years ago into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but didn’t attend the honors.
Since its debut in 2007, Rock on the Range has expanded to three days of music and comedy on multiple stages.
The 2014 festival will be the first with morning-to-night entertainment all three days.
Last year’s Rock on the Range, which sold out, hosted a record 103,000 patrons.
Tickets, $99.50 to $169.50, will go on sale at 10 a.m. next Friday — with a pre-sale on Tuesday. (Details are available by “liking” the Rock on the Range page on Facebook.)
For more information, visit www.rockontherange.com.