Later this week Guns N’ Roses will wrap up their Not In This Lifetime tour with their first-ever concert in Hawaii. What makes the date even more special is the fact that the band will be teaming up with the Andy Irons Foundation and donatinga portion of the proceeds from their December 8th show at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium to the charity. The charity was created in honor of the late surfing legend and Hawaii native by his widow Lyndie Irons with a mandate of ‘creating healthy uplifting and supported communities for young people facing a variety of issues.’
The tour has played in front of over 750,000 fans across Europe over the summer, and has ended with the band playing a fall leg that included Mexico, Asia, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.
Surf legend Andy Irons won three straight world surfing titles between 2002 and 2004. Irons passed awayin 2010 from cardiac arrest and “acute mixed drug ingestion.” At the show will be the couple’s son, Axel – who was named after singer Axl Rose, and he will be celebrating his 8th birthday at the GNR show in Honolulu.
Lyndie Irons explained: “It is such an honor to partner with Guns N’ Roses for their first ever show in Hawaii,” adding: “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.”