Steven Tyler and Billy Gibbons Among New Additions for Next All-Star Kings of Chaos Concerts
Kings of Chaos, the part-time all-star rock 'n' roll collective that includes several former members of Guns N' Roses, is hitting the road again -- and they're bringing along a brand new batch of famous friends.
The group -- whose core members include Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke -- has announced plans to tour South Africa this fall with a lineup that will also boast Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Cheap Trick's Robin Zander, plus Extreme guitarist Nuno Bettencourt. The schedule currently calls for the Kings to visit the Sun City Superbowl on Nov. 29 and Grand West's Grand Arena in Cape Town on Dec. 3.
This short burst of activity comes roughly a year after the band, which has been touring other parts of the world since 2012, played its first U.S. concert. Like many Kings of Chaos shows, that performance -- a benefit for a charity supporting dolphin preservation -- came courtesy of a different version of the band, whose lineup frequently shifts as members need to return to focusing on their main projects.
The whole enterprise evolved out of the Rock 'N' Roll Allstars, an 11-piece outfit that included Gene Simmons and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott among its earliest members. For up-to-date information, follow the Kings of Chaos at their official Facebook page.