Guns n’ Roses legend Adler to play Manor Ballroom

ROCK royalty is coming to The Manor Ballroom in the shape of former Guns N’ Roses member Steven Adler.

ROCK royalty is coming to The Manor Ballroom in the shape of original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.

Playing on iconic album Appetite for Destruction, Lies and the track Civil War from Use Your Illusion II, his much publicised drug issues saw him leave GNR in 1990.

Now clean, he’s bringing his all-star band Adler’s Appetite to the St Margaret’s Green venue on February 23.

First formed in 2003, the current line-up consists of Chip Z’Nuff of Enuff Z’Nuff; guitarists Alex Grossi of ex-Quiet Riot and Michael Thomas of Faster Pussycat with Rick Stitch of LA band Ladyjack on vocals.

“Steven hadn’t been in the UK for sometime. He had well-documented issues which he’s overcome and has arguably the best line-up he’s had for a long, long time,” says Daz Antenbring, of Ipswich-based promoters Universal Entertainments Ltd.

A huge GNR fan and manager of leading tribute act Guns for Hire, he approached Adler’s management about coming back.

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“I didn’t hear anything for while then, out of the blue, I got a call saying ‘we’re planning a European tour would you be interested’? My immediate answer was yes and Ipswich was the first date I organised. He wanted it to be quite an intimate tour, hence The Manor Ballroom,”

It’s a venue, adds Daz, that’s worked well for them so far.

“I believe Ipswich is a sleeping giant. It was on the touring map for quite a long time, in the days of the Gaumont. We want to get those big bands back. The Cult toured recently and they were keen to come here.”

Support for The Manor Ballroom gig, with doors opening from 7pm, will be Ramblin Boy and Knock Out Kaine. Tickets are available from the Regent box office, not the venue.

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