Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Guns N’ Roses announce first opening acts for summer stadium tour

Guns N’ Roses have announced the first pair of opening acts that will join them on their summer stadium tour of North America.

Alice In Chains will open the first five dates of the Not In This Lifetime tour, which starts June 23 in Detroit, MI.

Lenny Kravitz will step in for two pairs of shows in Foxborough, MA and East Rutherford, NJ in mid-July, with artists for the remaining concerts to be announced.

An updated tour schedule can be seen below.

The trek will see the reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan perform material from the band’s legendary albums, including 1987’s smash “Appetite For Destruction” – the biggest selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

The GNR lineup is rounded out by guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and drummer Frank Ferrer alongside new addition, keyboardist Melissa Reese.

Guns N’ Roses previewed the stadium shows with seven spring concerts, which starting with a rare club gig on April 1 at The Troubadour in Los Angeles, and two dates each in Las Vegas, Mexico City and at Coachella.

Axl Rose is currently performing with AC/DC on their spring European tour at center stage in place of Brian Johnson, who stepped aside from live performances in March on the advice of doctors in order to prevent further damage to his hearing.

Rose made his debut in Lisbon, Portugal on May 7, followed by shows in Seville, Spain on May 10, Marseille, France on May 13 and Werchter, Belgium on May 16.

Guns N’ Roses
2016 Not In This Lifetime North American tour

Jun 23 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field *
Jun 26 - Washington, DC - FedEx Field *
Jun 29 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium *
Jul 01 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field *
Jul 03 - 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 20 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium #
Jul 23 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium #
Jul 24 - 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 18 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
Aug 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Dodger Stadium
Aug 22 - San Diego, CA - Qualcomm Stadium

* with Alice in Chains
# with Lenny Kravitz

See also:

Guns N’ Roses expand North American summer tour
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses headline Coachella second weekend
Guns N’ Roses fan dies and dozens injured in Mexico City bus crash
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses play first of two shows in Mexico City
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