Thursday, June 16, 2016

Guns N’ Roses name The Cult, Skrillex and others as openers

Guns N’ Roses have added four more artists to the list of opening acts that will join them on their summer stadium tour of North America.

Rising country star Chris Stapleton will joins GNR in Nashville, TN on June 9; local boys Billy Talent will open in Toronto, ON on July 16; The Cult will appear on four dates in late July/early August in Atlanta, Orlando, New Orleans and Arlington, TX, while Skrillex will perform in Houston on August 5.

Previously announced acts on the summer trek include Alice In Chains, who will open the first five dates of the Not In This Lifetime tour, while Lenny Kravitz is on board for two pairs of shows in Foxborough, MA and East Rutherford, NJ in mid-July.

Artists for the remaining nine concerts are still to be announced.

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.

Rose is rejoining the group after stepping in to assist AC/DC with a spring tour of Europe in place of Brian Johnson that saw the singer earn rave reviews over the 13-show run.

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

Jun 23 - Detroit, MI - Ford Field (Alice In Chains)
Jun 26 - Washington, DC - FedEx Field (Alice In Chains)
Jun 29 - Kansas City, MO - Arrowhead Stadium (Alice In Chains)
Jul 01 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (Alice In Chains)
Jul 03 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (Alice In Chains)
Jul 06 - Cincinnati, OH - Paul Brown Stadium
Jul 09 - Nashville, TN - Nissan Stadium (Chris Stapleton)
Jul 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Field
Jul 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field
Jul 16 - Toronto, Ontario - Rogers Centre (Billy Talent)
Jul 19 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 20 - Foxboro, MA - Gillette Stadium (Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 23 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 24 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium (Lenny Kravitz)
Jul 27 - Atlanta, GA - Georgia Dome (The Cult)
Jul 29 - Orlando, FL - Orlando Citrus Bowl (The Cult)
Jul 31 - New Orleans, LA - Mercedes-Benz Superdome (The Cult)
Aug 03 - Arlington, TX - AT&T Stadium (The Cult)
Aug 05 - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium (Skrillex)
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

See also:

VIDEO: Axl Rose plans new music with Guns N’ Roses and possibly AC/DC
REPORT: Axl Rose demands Google remove fat picture from internet
VIDEO: Duff McKagan recalls meeting Axl Rose in documentary preview
Guns N’ Roses: Duff McKagan documentary coming to theaters
Search Guns N Roses at hennemusic