Ready to rock? Guns N’ Roses and its now-61-year-old frontman are returning to Charlotte

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Guns N’ Roses lead vocalist Axl Rose, right, photographed during a concert in 2016 at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium. (Star file photo)

Rock apparently isn’t dead yet.

For the second time in less than four years, Guns N’ Roses is returning to Charlotte’s Spectrum Center, this time as part of a 2023 World Tour that will stop at the uptown arena on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning at 10 a.m. next Wednesday, March 1, with the general on-sale for the Charlotte concert (and all other dates on the tour) at 10 a.m. next Friday, March 3, via

Axl Rose — lead singer of the band famed for late-’80s anthems like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Mr. Brownstone” and “Paradise City” — turned 61 years old earlier this month.

GN’R was last at Spectrum Center on Sept. 25, 2019, for a show that saw Rose “(put) everything he’s got into his performance. He’s still running around like a madman; still throwing mic stands ... ; still climbing up on speaker boxes and leaping off; still doing costume changes. ...”

The concert here will come on the heels of two other highly anticipated rock shows set for the arena later this year: Paramore on May 23 and blink-182 on July 14.