Tuesday, June 21, 2016

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses rehearse for summer stadium tour

Guns N’ Roses have been busy rehearsing for their summer stadium tour of North America – which kicks off in Detroit, MI on Thursday – and behind the scenes footage from the sessions has surfaced.

A short clip shared by Fender Guitars shows Duff McKagan and other members of the band in their rehearsal space to the soundtrack of the original recording of “Paradise City” – unfortunately no real audio from the sessions has been included in the footage.

DW Drums are also sharing video of Frank Ferrer from rehearsals.

The summer shows will see the reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and 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 Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed 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.

Alice In Chains will open the first five dates of the summer tour, with Chris Stapleton, Lenny Kravitz, The Cult and others on board as guests for various shows over the two-month trek.

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:

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