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Guns N' Roses to Rock Dodger Stadium

The band, fresh off a Coachella run, will turn it up in Elysian Field in August.



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    Duff McKagan, Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses perform onstage at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The band revealed a Dodger Stadium stop on its summer 2016 tour. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

    What's hotter: The Empire Polo Club in Indio on a sun-intense spring day? Or Elysian Field in the middle of August, a time that's typically one of the toastiest stretches of the year?

    It's a bit of a trick question, because the answer is actually C) Guns N' Roses. The iconic band performing a turn-it-up, hit-laden, riff-big spectacular is, in theory, way hotter than both of those aforementioned places, for the simmer arrives both in sound and showmanship, two things no thermometer can compete with.

    Axl Rose, Slash, and the crew of the hard-rockin' outfit just came off two headlining weekends at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Next up, at least for Southern California-based fans? A Dodger Stadium concert on Thursday, Aug. 18, as part of the band's multi-city "Not in This Lifetime" tour.

    Feeling the fiery experience now? It'll be major, as Dodger Stadium performances have proved to be. The Beatles, Elvis Presley, and Madonna have all sung at the hey-batter-swing landmark.

    That GNR is a cred-laden Los Angeles band will only sweeten the show further for the fans who've been with the outfit since the mid-'80s, from "Appetite for Destruction" to "November Rain" to the group's 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

    Will those same fans do the classic California bounce-around, as devotees do when their favorite band has announced San Francisco and San Diego shows in addition to the LA date? Then check out the full calendar, soon to appear on the back of a concert tee near you, we're sure: San Francisco's AT&T Park comes a week and change ahead of Dodger Stadium, while Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego will host the traveling music-makers a few days post-Los Angeles.

    Tickets, packages, info, everything Guns N' Roses? Point your drumsticks in this direction.

    Deciding which is hotter: Coachella in April, LA in August, or GNR's legendary hard-rocking-ness? 

    Debate this topic among your friends as you make your way to Dodger Stadium on Aug. 18. (The answer, of course, is C.)