Following months of intense rumor, speculation and feverish excitement from rock music fans around the world, Guns N’ Roses has confirmed that they 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 & 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 23rd 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 4th at 10 a.m. local time through Thursday, April 7th at 10 p.m. local time through Citi Private Pass. A Facebook pre-sale is set for April 7th at 10 am local time. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, April 8th at livenation.com and Ticketmaster.
Many fans noticed that St. Louis was left off of the final routing list but was included in last week’s announcement. Speculation immediately sparked that the band wouldn’t return due to the Riverport Riots that occurred on July 2, 1991 after Axl Rose dove into the audience to confiscate a camera and then walked off stage. However, a spokesperson with the band has confirmed a date in St. Louis is in the works.
“We do have every intention in coming back to St. Louis, but it just kind of fell apart because of routing and availability,” the spokesperson tells The Music Universe exclusively. “When Guns N Roses teased the 2016 tour last Friday, the actual tour routing was still in development and the expectations were that all 21 cities would be included. Over the subsequent days, as the routing and logistics were being finalized, it became evident the calendar would not allow for the tour to make stop in St. Louis.”
More tour dates are expected to be announced at a later date, including a future stop in St. Louis.
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Sunday, June 26, 2016 Washington, DC FEDEXFIELD
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium
Friday, July 1, 2016 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Cincinnati, OH Paul Brown Stadium
Saturday, July 9, 2016 Nashville, TN Nissan Stadium
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Field
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, July 16, 2016 Toronto, ON Rogers Centre
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 23, 2016 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome
Friday, July 29, 2016 Orlando, FL Orlando Citrus Bowl
Sunday, July 31, 2016 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
Friday, August 5, 2016 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 San Francisco, CA AT&T Park
Friday, August 12, 2016 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field
Monday, August 15, 2016 Glendale, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Monday, August 22, 2016 San Diego, CA Qualcomm Stadium
Author: Buddy Iahn
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