Guns N’ Roses are clearly one of the biggest rock bands in the world. Last year’s “Not In This Lifetime Tour”, their first tour with classic-era members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan since Slash’s departure from the band in the early 1990s, saw the band selling out massive football stadiums in one of the year’s most high-profile and profitable tours. On the heels of that success, the band had announced more dates in 2017, taking them to Japan, Australia, Southeast Asia, Europe, and a few more giant shows in North American.This weekend, tickets to Guns N’ Roses European tour went on sale. Remarkably, the band promptly sold over one million tickets in one day. With 20 shows on deck, that’s an average of 50,000 tickets per show. Wow.Many of the massive venues, such as Slane Castle in Dublin, London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Park in the London, Stade de France in Paris, Olympiastadion in Munich, are already sold out or are very close to it, so if you live in Europe and plan on going to the shows, you should probably get your tickets immediately.[H/T NME]
Staff council at West Coast Environmental Law Hanna Askew says the organizations, alongside First Nations groups, community members and local governments, have recently been getting together to discuss the need for the provincial government “to develop a better accumulative impact management framework” – considering the combined impacts of LNG proposals, including all accompanying wells and pipelines, on the environmental values residents most care about.“For example, a lot of people we talked [with] in other places just talked about the reason they live in northern communities in the first place is because they have strong attachments to the land – being able to hunt or fish, and that they want their children to grow up in healthy environments,” explains Askew. “So what we’re kind of advocating for is a better process to understand how all the different kinds of development happening in the region – how they’re all interacting together and what kind of effect that’s having on the things the people in the north care about.”“We haven’t taken a position on LNG per se, but what we’re concerned about is for the projects to go through in the absence of a good – like a strong accumulative impact management plan.”- Advertisement -These conversations have already taken place in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat and Hazelton, with the last leg of the tour in northeast B.C.The B.C. government has, for the past few years, been advocating for a new, international LNG industry to be built in the province, saying it will create major economic prosperity for this generation and future generations to come. It has garnished some attention from large-scale companies like Malaysian state-owned Petronas, but has fallen short of any final investment decision.Once the organizations complete their tour, Askew say they will create a report based on the information gathered from the aforementioned communities, expected to be released in June, which will then be presented back to them, and they hope the B.C. government as well.Advertisement The first community discussion takes place at the Fort St. John Quality Inn on Tuesday, May 12 – beginning at 1:00 p.m.This will be followed by a session at the Chetwynd and District Rec Centre on May 13 – beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder is set to snub interest from Premier League champions Leicester to join Sevilla.According to reports in France, the 25-year-old is a target for Claudio Ranieri, who is likely to sign a striker should Jamie Vardy join Arsenal.However, it seems that the Italian manager will not be completing a deal for Ben Yedder, who reportedly looks ready to choose a move to Spain.The striker, who notched 17 times in 35 Ligue 1 appearances last season, has also been linked with West Ham and Tottenham but it appears that Sevilla have won the race to sign him.The La Liga club have tracked him for the past year and are thought to be closing in on a £12m move to land him this summer. 1 Wissam Ben Yedder in action for Toulouse