Guns N’ Roses Charging $2,500 For ‘Signature VIP Experience’

Photo credit: Marc Canter

Guns N’ Roses have a $2,500 ‘Signature VIP Experience’ on sale for their upcoming Las Vegas shows. It does not include a meet and greet with Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan.

THE SIGNATURE VIP EXPERIENCE

One Incredible Top Price Reserved (Lower Level) Ticket in the First Ten (10) Rows *

One Ultra-Exclusive, Autographed Limited Edition Silkscreened Guns N’ Roses Tour Poster
•Each Limited Edition Silkscreened Tour Poster Autographed by Members of Guns N’ Roses
•Created Exclusively for VIPs, Hand Numbered and Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

Memories to Last a Lifetime
•Individual On-Stage Preshow Photo Opportunity (Includes Actual Show, Lighting & Production Elements)
•Special “Behind the Scenes” Escorted VIP Backstage Tour

Welcome To The Jungle: Exclusive Guns N’ Roses Themed Preshow VIP Hospitality Lounge **
•Get The Party Started in Style – Signature Guns N’ Roses Themed Cocktails Upon Arrival
•Locked & Loaded – Complimentary Beer, Wine, Spirits and Assorted Soft Drink Selections
•Spread for the Ages – Deluxe Dinner Buffet, Eclectic Selection of Hors D’Oeuvres and Amazing Desserts
•Variety of Comfortable Seating Options to Enjoy Food & Beverage
•Preshow Prizes, Party Favors, Tons of Your Favorite Music and More…
•Forget the Lines! Preshow Party Includes Crowd-Free Merchandise Shopping Opportunity
•Dedicated On-Site VIP Host

On-Site VIP Perks
•VIP Priority Check-In
•Separate VIP Entrance

The Essential Guns N’ Roses VIP Gift Bag
•Designed Exclusively for VIP Package Purchasers
•Includes Special Guns N’ Roses Themed VIP Merchandise
•All Gift Bags Also Include a Commemorative VIP Laminate & Matching Lanyard

  • Toad Wallop

    For that kind of $$$, they should at least get a meet and greet, along with the rest. THAT’S FOR PEOPLE WITH DEEEEEP POCKETS!

    • Felonious Punk

      And really stupid people.

      • Toad Wallop

        If it was the original 5, and you got to hang out with the band…..not even then. That’s a pile of cash.

        • Felonious Punk

          Agreed. By pretty much everyone, at that..

  • Corndog

    Not a chance. I wouldn’t pay that for any band. Not even to meet your uncle Eddie.

    • Billy

      you couldn’t even drink or eat enough of the complimentary stuff to even somewhat get your moneys worth lol

      For an extra $2500 the security guards will line you up against the back of the room, Axl will walk through the room, make slight eye contact with you and then walk right back out.

      • Corndog

        It’s madness man! Where on earth do they get these figures from?

        I thought paying $1500 for a pic of Maynard James Keenan in a gimp mask was bad enough! Couldn’t believe that when Punky told me about it.

        • Billy

          ya that $1500 pic is incomprehensible. This vip package seems like you could get some enjoyment out of it, the Maynard pic would haunt you everyday realizing how much money u wasted lol

          • Felonious Punk

            A-fucking-men, brother. If the complete failing of the record industry has taught us anything, it’s how over-entitled some of these rock stars truly are, just like the record company execs they use to bitch to the high heavens about.

          • Billy

            i bet some of the ppl that shell out the cash will prob think they will meet the band lol

          • Felonious Punk

            LoL probably. They won’t read the fine print, get dazzled and pampered thinking their on their way to meeting the band, and then get tossed out like yesterday’s takeout containers once the band wants to populate the general area.

            Enjoy your “memories for a lifetime” goodie bags, you fools!

        • Felonious Punk

          Right? That’s why I furnished the website as proof! I wouldn’t blame someone for telling me I was crackers unless I could prove it..

          • Corndog

            I actually did think you were just pulling my leg at first. That’s some crazy shit.

          • Felonious Punk

            Haha, except even I couldn’t make up something that ludicrous even if I wanted to.

            I didn’t believe it either at first, when I saw the price of those things and that they were sold out. I wouldn’t wipe my ass with that portrait, let alone hang it in my home.

          • Corndog

            Agreed. It’s complete insanity.

            …and some folks round here claim that I’m a fanatic when it comes to PJ. Some dude the other week, think his name was David, claiming that I simply won’t have a bad word said about them and that I destroy anyone that criticises them at all on the site. That’s crap. If anything I’d say I was a lot more critical of them that other folks around here.

            Seems there has been a lot of folks that want to take a pop at me since I became mod. I’ve got my wee wingman Punky though. You’re like my WMD. I just point and shoot:)

          • Felonious Punk

            I remember that. Dude was completely full of shit. The only time you ever come to Eddie and co.’s defense is if one of us starts ragging on them.

            Seems like a lot of guys are just randomly popping up out of lurkerdom to bitch about how much they don’t like you or me or Jimmy or others. Nobody is going to get taken seriously when that’s their *first* post on the board. That guy “Elias” called me out just the other day for riffing on the RHCP, and when I gave him an honest to goodness explanation as to why I found their music bland and wasn’t just picking on them, he didn’t say another word.

            LoL fuck all these lurker pansies and their random callout posts. Don’t come here and bitch about the news articles or the people who come around daily if you’re just going to keep coming back to read the news or the comments sections.

          • Corndog

            Seemed to start around the time of Weiland’s death. That really brought the weirdos out for some reason.

          • Felonious Punk

            It’s like they’re banding up with the Cobain Murder conspirators to stage a siege or something

        • Tiffani Jones

          Ok, Tool is my favorite since 92 and I need to know how they sold out.

          • Corndog

            You’ve misunderstood. We’re talking about a picture that sold out on their website, not that the band ‘sold out’.

          • Felonious Punk

            I don’t think it’s a case of selling out, so much as it’s just the same song and dance with them every time. They haven’t released any new music in a decade, and their last album was a joke. They tour the same 10 songs every time and offer exorbitantly-priced VIP packages that aren’t worth even half their asking price.

            Read some of the online fan reviews of the people who are going to these current shows of theirs. Everyone is talking about how you can tell Maynard doesn’t seem like he wants to be there at all, and how ludicrous it is for the band to perform nine songs, take a 20 minute intermission and then come back for a drum solo and two five-minute songs. Thank you, goodnight.

            Laaaame.

            It gives one the sense that they don’t value the fans who have continued to stick with them despite a decade of relative inertia.

      • Felonious Punk

        I legit lol’d hard at that second sentence, came back just now hours later, read it again and laughed just as hard this time. Truthfulness level: Expert

        • Billy

          lol i could see him being into some weird shit like that. Or if you did actually get to meet him there would prob be all sorts of crazy rules like you couldn’t stand directly in front of him or if he was shorter than you they would prop him up on phonebooks before they took a pic.

          • Felonious Punk

            He’d probably make every VIP member put their VIP goodie back over their head for the photo so they couldn’t sell it later.

          • Billy

            better yet, upon entering the VIP area you are forced to sign documents stating u won’t discuss anything that u saw or heard and all items in the goodie bag are specially cataloged and are traceable if sold online. But the most important part: if at anytime Axl chooses to engage in a dialogue with you, you cannot respond or speak directly to him. He will be accompanied by a p.r guy. So even tho Axl speaks to you, you have to look at and reply to his pr guy. If you speak and look at him, you will be immediately escorted from the premises without your goodie bag.

            this is too much fun, i could make up this shit all day lol

          • Felonious Punk

            Lolololol but we can bring cameras into the VIP area, right? I’m sure Axl wouldn’t have *any* problem with that..

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOXDbMne6Ek

          • Billy

            lmao, no he’s cool beans about it

  • Dee

    the only way I would pay this immoral amount of money is if Izzy is there and has sex with me, because this is the equivalent of a luxurious call girl service.

  • Ishmael

    bugs n’ noses are back!

  • Jesusswept

    GNR serms to be putting the cart before the horse here. I wouldn’t pay a dime to see them live until it is established that they can complete a concert and that AXL will actually show up.
    I can’t wait to see all of this implode within a few months of the reuinion. $2,500 ? hahaha Fuck You!
    Imagine what they think they can charge for tickets.

  • TonyClifton

    If you’re doing cash grab concerts, you try to grab all you can. And this is a prime example of such tactics thought up by some slick promoter/manager to fleece the well off financially die hard fans who are now around 50-60 years old. Viva capitalism, alive and well in 2016…oh yeah and it’s Vegas…

  • Raj

    What a ripoff, can’t meet the band. $2500 for a silkscreen poster and some merchandise is a joke.

  • Kdubs80

    Let’s see. the “alternative rock” movement put bands like this out of business, that’s the only relevance that attaches Guns & Roses to “alternative” in any way. Why is this even on here? Maybe there should be a sister website to this one named “Hit Parader Nation?”

    • Felonious Punk

      Why don’t you kindly fuck off then, Iron Sheik avatar guy? It’s one thing to come around and build a reputation for yourself talking shit in an amusing, sardonic nature (like me, which you’re not), but you just come here to talk about how ass hurt you are because this site exists.

      So I guess the real question here is…why are YOU even here then?

      Because clearly you have zero clue how this site operates in a dynamic sense and why those dynamics aren’t meant to be taken at face value. Clearly this article was posted not for its news element, but for a “Hey everyone, look at how entitled these 50 year old prima donna pussies think they are, hahahaha” kinda thing.

      I suggest if you’re going to insist on sticking around and shooting your mouth off about how this place should be run, you get used to some of us regulars putting the screws to you for all it’s worth, because that’s exactly what’s going to happen until you wise the fuck up.

      • Kdubs80

        What? Seriously keyboard tough guy that swears a lot and thinks he’s tough with some sort of “street cred” in a fucking online community. Get a life bro, seriously. Some punk kid millennial that doesn’t know shit about alternative rock but is king of the message board. Classic douchebag behavior. It’s Friday night, why don’t you try to get laid for the first time in your life instead of jerking off to Axl Rose for once?

      • Kdubs80

        Except it’s pretty much the 20th reunion article that’s been posted about this reunion, so you’re wrong there. Also, my Iron Sheik avatar is way cooler than your mainstream “Breaking Bad” bullshit. You loose on originality points alone on that one. Bad form, Walter.

      • Dave Carsley

        But…..but……but…..

        G&R isn’t even “Alternative Rock”

        The words in the address bar don’t make sense now :-(:-(:-(

        • Felonious Punk

          I guess Corndog went through with the Trollwhacker again, because his post is gone. I may have laid it on a little thick, but that’s because I was still stewing about this Guns VIP package bullshit. So I guess blame them, lol

          • Corndog

            Nope. Not guilty. Wasn’t me. Perhaps he couldn’t live with the shame and did it himself?

      • Corndog

        That guy again? What was he moaning about this time? Seems to have deleted his post. Or maybe Brett did.

        • Felonious Punk

          He was moaning about why Alt Nation would cover a band that the alternative rock movement wiped out, or something. His usual one-note bullshit.

          • Corndog

            I think he just needed a hug.

            I wonder if he deleted his own shit or if it was Brett?

          • Felonious Punk

            I don’t think Brett bans anyone unless they get extreme and haven’t been banned yet by you or one of the other mods. Seems this guy — I can’t even remember his name — had a case of Cornell Anal Mullet syndrome and shame-deleted his overly-angry posts.

          • Jimmy Intense

            Pretty sure you’re talking about the guy that stalked my Twitter and bad mouthed my wife? Name *was* Chris Cornell’s Moustache (which I had affectionately changed to Chris Cornell’s Anal Mullet)

            That guy needs a hug…from a shotgun.

  • Mike

    What will a normal ticket cost I wonder

    • Shane99

      Probably only $600. What a deal.

  • Felonious Punk

    Man oh man, I’ve seen some OUTSIZED rock star ego bullshit, but this takes the proverbial shitcake.

    $2,500 and you DON’T get to meet any of the band members? Unbelievable. It makes that Tool “VIP” debacle look like you get to stay in their homes, compared to this bullshit.

    But you know what the saddest part is? People will actually pony up for this mediocrity. “Guns-themed cocktails upon arrival”, a private line to spend MORE money on overpriced bullshit and — OH BOY — an ultra-rare exclusive silk screened poster signed by the Hybrid Guns, who can’t even be fucked to meet their fans.

    Hell, we don’t even have accurate confirmation of who’s in the fucking band at this point.

    Fuck Guns n’ Roses. Fuck Axl, fuck Slash, fuck Duff, fuck their skank hooker wives and ex-wives, fuck their bit players along for the ride, and fuck their 2016 reunion. I hope it falls falt on its face for the world to see, just for this egooveride bullsit alone.

    $2,500 and you can’t even meet the band because FUCK YOU.

    • Billy

      and u thought i was cute when i get riled up lol.

      • Felonious Punk

        This kind of ego bullshit seriously pisses me off, dude. Who the fuck do these pansies think they are? They haven’t even confirmed anything yet, let alone proven they’re worth paying money to see together.

        This is why I rag on bands like Guns, Tool and others who get coverage here. They’re not doing this for artistry or music or anything meritorious anymore. It’s all for bullshit commerce that gives you a clear idea of how important they think they are.

        • Billy

          i agree that it’s all commerce. We all knew this reunion would be a cash grab but let’s get 1 show in first before you start clearing out ppl’s savings lol

          • Felonious Punk

            I mean, it at least makes sense because it’s happening in Vegas, but I’m sure once they go out on a national tour, the VIP experience packages will be just as ludicrous, if not more so.

            I don’t feel at all bad — not one bit — ripping on Guns now, because they deserve it for this kind of shit alone. Oh, how they deserve it.

    • Dave Carsley

      Yeah. This is a total joke.

      I will say however, many people’s issue appears to be that this “Very Intensely Pitiful” Package doesn’t include a meet & laugh at… Errr.. Meet & Greet with Axl. component.

      I know we’re all just having fun here, but in all seriousness, who the fuck wants to meet this band anyway? for ANY price???

      I’d rather spend a Friday night sitting home alone playing Witcher 3, posting comments on websites about how stupid G&R is, and maybe jerk off towards the end of the night (we’ll see how I feel) than wait in some dumpy arena, probably hours longer than I’m supposed to, just to meet a total fucking douche bag in blush and eyeliner with a stupid ass bandana around his head like a sweatband and a name synonymous with a spinning metal rod.

      Fuck alllll that noise.

      • Felonious Punk

        I think the main problem people have with this is that Hybrid Guns have the audacity to charge their fans $2,500 for what amounts to nothing more than a glorified circle jerk, and yet not one band member is involved in it whatsoever.

        It’s incredible how they make this horseshit “VIP” package sound like it’s worth its weight in gold: you’ll get a variety of seating options in the tent where the food is, a backstage VIP tour and a chance to stand on an empty stage for a photo.

        Who gives a fuck about any of that, or anything else they’re offering? For $2,500, Axl needs to be punching a fan of my choosing or Slash needs to be playing an Estranged-caliber solo while I’m lounging in a fucking hot tub. I don’t give a fuck about some Guns cocktail experience while some roadie plays shitty music he *thinks* I might be into.

    • nomad

      Well you said everything I wanted to say and it was funny, too. So thank you for that!

      • Felonious Punk

        Say it again anyway! Preach, brother. The whole world — or at least the ones who roll through Alt Nation central station — should know how unpopular Guns are around here.

  • Shane99

    There will be a lot of disappointed fans after these reunion shows.

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  • rustyshackleford462

    Not alternative.

  • iLeonD

    It’s an expensive lifestyle to be Axl or Slash. They thank you in advance for the cash.

  • iLeonD

    WELCOME TO THE VIP ROOM, WE GOT FUN N GAMES!

  • iLeonD

    EXCLUSIVE SILK-SCREENED AUTOGRAPHED GUNS N ROSES POSTER ALSO AUTOGRAPHED BY MEMBERS OF THE BAND YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF. DID I MENTION IT IS SILK SCREENED?

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  • xXxCxXx

    I think for that amount they could surely do a meet n greet…

  • xXxCxXx

    These comments are hilarious… ????