Webster Hall to be renamed the Ritz in honor of Guns N' Roses
They were "Live at the Ritz" 24 years ago, and now Guns N' Roses will return to their old haunt -- now called Webster Hall -- in a special concert Feb. 15.
But for that night only, the club will be renamed the Ritz in honor of the legendary rock band, whose hits include "Welcome to the Jungle" and "Sweet Child O' Mine."
Ticket presale for the show, as well as two other New York dates, starts Tuesday. The shows are part of a mini-U.S. tour at more intimate venues.
They'll also play Roseland Ballroom on Feb. 10 and Terminal 5 on Feb. 12.
The MTV recording of the band's performance at the Ritz in 1988 became a popular bootleg of the hard rockers in their heyday. Only original lead singer Axl Rose is still in the group, although the band will be recognized in April in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2012.