GUNS N' ROSES and the "Not In This Lifetime" tour have announced that a portion of the proceeds from the band's highly anticipated Honolulu show on December 8 will be donated to the Andy Irons Foundation (AIF). The charitable organization was created in honor of the late surfing legend by his widow Lyndie Irons to raise awareness and institute programs for young people pertaining to mental health, drug recovery, and learning disabilities.
This historic concert will be a night to remember as GUNS N' ROSES' first ever performance in the state of Hawaii and its only U.S. show of 2018.
"It is such an honor to partner with GUNS N' ROSES for their first ever show in Hawaii," Lyndie Irons said. "As Andy sought solace through music, my goal with the Andy Irons Foundation is to offer hope and vital programs for young people struggling with mental illness, drug abuse, and learning disabilities. I am truly grateful for such an amazing experience with one of Andy's all-time favorite bands."
Andy was a beloved member of the surf community and a passionate music fan. Andy and Lyndie's son Axel, named in honor of Axl Rose, will be turning eight years old on the day of GUNS N' ROSES' December 8 show.
Three-fifths of the classic GUNS lineup reunited in 2016 after last performing together more than two decades earlier. The "Not In This Lifetime" tour, which is now one of the highest-grossing in music history, launched in April of that year with a nightclub gig in Los Angeles.
Joining Rose and guitarist Slash on the "Not In This Lifetime" trek are bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
GUNS N' ROSES' latest studio album, "Chinese Democracy", came out in 2008 and featured only Axl from the classic lineup.
The last album on which Rose, McKagan and Slash appeared together was 1993's covers set "The Spaghetti Incident?"