Following months of intense rumour, speculation and feverish excitement from rock music fans around the world, GUNS N' ROSES confirmed today it will embark on a massive North American summer stadium tour as founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century's most anticipated musical events.
The news follows their previously announced headlining dates at this year's Coachella Music And Arts Festival. The "Not In This Lifetime" tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will see the iconic band headline stadium dates throughout the U.S. and Canada starting in Detroit at Ford Field on Thursday, June 23 and will include shows in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia and more. A full list of tour dates is below.
In a special preview, Axl, Slash and Duff will return to the stage tonight at the Troubadour in Los Angeles where the band launched their ground-breaking career. "Nightrain" official GN'R fan club members will be notified via email with an early presale opportunity. A Citi cardmember pre-sale begins Monday, April 4 at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, April 7 at 10 p.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit CitiPrivatePass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 8 at LiveNation.com.
Ticket prices range from $49.50 to $250.
GUNS N' ROSES North American tour dates:
Jun. 23 - Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Jun. 26 - Washington, DC @ FEDEXFIELD
Jun. 29 - Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
Jul. 01 - Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jul. 06 - Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
Jul. 09 - Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
Jul. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
Jul. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Jul. 16 - Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Jul. 19 - Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Jul. 23 - East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jul. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
Jul. 29 - Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
Jul. 31 - New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Aug. 03 - Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Aug. 05 - Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
Aug. 09 - San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
Aug. 12 - Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
Aug. 15 - Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
Aug. 22 - San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium
If you sign up for the GUNS N' ROSES "Nightrain" fan-club membership, you will receive exclusive access to concert ticket presales when the band is on tour. There is a two-ticket presale limit per membership. Gifts will ship in June.
GUNS N' ROSES has seven concerts scheduled in April: one tonight (April 1) at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, two at the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, two in Las Vegas and two in Mexico City.
The exact band lineup has yet to be confirmed beyond singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, although it is almost certain that keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer are on board as well.
Original members Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler didn't originally appear to be involved in the gigs, but Adler's solo band abruptly canceled a show at the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles on April 1, with the venue tweeting, "Stay tuned for a big announcement! #GunsNRoses." There is now speculation about a guest appearance by Adler with GUNS.
The last show Axl and Slash played together was on July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. The latest incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES, which only included Axl from the original lineup, played a residency in Las Vegas in 2014 but has remained silent since.
According to Billboard, the GUNS reunion — which sources say has been in the works for two years — is asking for anywhere from $3 million to $5 million a show.