Guns N' Roses to play Eden Park in 2022, Dunedin show axed

Guns N' Roses are to play at Eden Park next year - the first ever international concert act to do so.

The band had been due to play in Wellington and Dunedin this year, but that had to be rescheduled due to the resurgence of COVID-19 in Australia and New Zealand. 

Band members Axl, Slash and Duff sent a message to fans saying "New Zealand, we can't wait to see you bigger and better next Summer!"

Eden Park chief executive Nick Sautner said it was a "truly historic announcement".

"This concert will be a true celebration of a new post-COVID-19 era, providing much-needed entertainment and economic benefit to Auckland.

"Eden Park could not be more excited to play host to these legendary rockers," he added. "We anticipate a massive response to the addition of an Auckland show and know that the fans both locally and across New Zealand will not want to miss out." 

The concert will be on December 10, 2022 and tickets go on sale next week.