Like we’ve been telling you for the past week, Guns N Roses is playing in Beirut this Saturday, March 30th and we’re giving away 2 Golden Ring Tickets if you like the 2famousTV Facebook page (and you win the draw http://2famous.TV/). Officially called “The Appetite for Democracy Tour”, Guns is going to rip through a classic set list of songs about jungles, cities, and yes, democracy.
As we are 2famousTV we have premium access to this most epic of Rock shows (obviously) and all of its inner workings. On Wednesday the 2famous crew ventured down to the Forum de Beyrouth, where the concert is being held, to talk with our homeboy Jean Carl Saliba of JK58, the company which is producing and promoting the show.
Now our buddy Jean Carl, who is Lebanese himself and only 29 years old, is not new to the business of epic Rock n Roll glory. He’s been doing this kind of thing for 9 years, and as recently as September helped bring the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Beirut. When he was in the middle of organizing the Guns N Roses show in Abu Dhabi, he said something along the lines of, “Hey Axl! You’re already coming to Abu Dhabi, why don’t you just hop over to Beirut and play a show while you’re at it?” Axl (or one of his representatives), knowing what a badass guy Jean Carl is, said something along the lines of, “Sure!”
After Jean Carl wielded his pull over the stars he decided he needed some influential online publicity. That’s where he got in touch with 2famousTV. Our legendary personalities and our coverage of opening act The Wanton Bishops were the perfect match for what will be the most epic fucking rock show to ever descend on this city of the Mediterranean. 2famous is there and will be there as this city is further engulfed in Rock n Roll glory. See you at the Forum…
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