GUNS N' ROSES will perform in Lubbock, Texas and Kansas City, Missouri on June 1 and June 2, respectively.
Ticket information for the Lubbock show has not yet been released; tickets for the Kansas City concert go on sale on April 26 at 10 a.m., with prices ranging from $50 to $135 each.
Upcoming GUNS N' ROSES U.S. shows:
May 24 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 26 - San Antonio, TX - River City Rockfest AT&T Center
Jun. 01 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Amphitheater
Jun. 02 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland by AMC
Jun. 08 - New York, NY - Governor's Ball
Even though 2008's "Chinese Democracy" wasn't the most well-received GUNS N' ROSES album, fans were still grateful to finally hear something new from the group after 15 years. But if anyone is hoping to hear a new record from the current version of the band anytime soon, they shouldn't hold their breath. During a live chat online last month, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal addressed that question, saying, "You know what?! Just forget about a new record until it happens. I mean, I can't even begin . . . How long have we been talking about a new fucking record?"
Thal added, "No, we haven't been in the studio together; no, we haven't started writing together as a band. If something came out at this point, it would be very old material that is just being released now. So it would be unheard material, but to me, I don't consider that a new record, I consider that just releasing old material from a band that doesn't exist anymore. And we need to make an album of this band right now."
Thal said that he asked singer and sole founding member Axl Rose about making new music just recently, adding, "I'm all about making music; that's why I make music — to make music. So I'd like to really do that. I would be very happy if GUNS N' ROSES could do that. We'll see what happens. That's all I can say."
Keyboardist Dizzy Reed told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that a follow-up to 2008's "Chinese Democracy" didn't look likely to happen soon. "We haven't really talked a lot about that," he said. "We recorded a lot of material back, you know, when we started working on 'Chinese Democracy', so there's a quite a bit of unreleased stuff, I think, that would be really cool to be finished and put out. Everyone has great ideas and we're always sort of bouncing stuff off each other and I think eventually something's got to give, you know, and it's gonna come out."
As for Axl himself, the subject of a new album was just broached to him in an interview with Adelaide Now. When asked whether there would be new GUNS music in 2013, he replied, "I can give you a definite maybe."
"Chinese Democracy" took 13 years and a reported $13 million to complete, and saw the exit of the entire original band as well as several succeeding lineups.