Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime reunion tour has no end date.
11Alive WXIA-TV Atlanta, GA reports production manager Dale "Opie" Skjerseth revealed the news during a press conference at the Georgia Dome ahead of the group’s show in the city Wednesday night.
"I've been told there's no end date,” he explained, “and I've seen plenty of dates going into next year, far into next year. Everybody's working together to keep a common goal and common direction: keep the machine going."
The tour marks the first concerts featuring the trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan in more than two decades.
Skjerseth was asked what brought the band back together – money or music – to which he replied: “I believe it starts with the love the band… And then of course, we all want money."
The 2016 run has seen Guns N’ Roses arrive on stage releatively close to, or on, time, which hasn’t been the case in many years as Rose notoriously kept fans waiting for shows to begin.
"We're all older and want to get to bed now,” said the production manager, who has seen a change in Rose’s habits. “We were all young. Even I was young. It's his maturity and business and how it should be. Everybody feels good about it. He's here before the guys, the rest of them, some days. He comes in, he shows up, gets out of the car, goes on stage. Sometimes he stays on site."
The July 27 gig at the Georgia Dome will mark the fifteenth stop on the band’s summer run across North America, which will wrap up at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on August 22.
Guns N’ Roses will then begin a 10-show South American tour that will start October 27 in Lima, Peru.
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