Rumors of an impending Guns N Roses tour have been circulating for months, but on March 25 the veteran rock outfit finally confirmed all the cities scheduled to host its summer 2016 reunion. The outfit will play its first reunion shows this April with two dates at Las Vegas’ new T-Mobile Arena before moving on to headline two weekends of Coachella in California.
Alice in Chains will join Guns N Roses as opening act through July 3 in Chicago, while Lenny Kravitz will serve as tour opener for shows in Foxboro, Mass. (July 19-20), and East Rutherford, N.J. (July 23-24).
The band will then launch the Not In This Lifetime Tour in June, which will include many stadiums across the U.S. See the most up-to-date list of Guns N Roses tour dates for the year ahead at the bottom of this page.
Axl Rose, Slash to Reunite on Stage for First Time in More Than 20 Years
For diehard fans, the news of a Guns N Roses tour is a huge deal. Slash and Axl Rose haven’t teamed up for a live Guns N Roses concert since 1993, more than two decades ago. Joining Slash and Rose for the upcoming tour dates will be longtime GNR bassist Duff McKagan, as well as Dizzy Reed, Chris Pitman, Richard Fortus, and Frank Ferrer. At the time of the tour announcement, Izzy Stradlin is not expected to join the outfit on the road.
There’s no word yet on whether the Guns N Roses reunion will include any new music, so it’s likely the upcoming 2016 live shows will draw heavily from the band’s existing catalog. Guns N Roses’ last album was 2008’s Platinum-certified “Chinese Democracy.”
April 8-9 - T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev. (with Alice in Chains)
April 15-17, 22-24 - Coachella, Indio, Calif.
June 23 - Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
June 26 - FedEx Field, Washington, D.C.
June 29 - Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
July 1, 3 - Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
July 6 - Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
July 9 - Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
July 12 - Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 14 - Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
July 16 - Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ont.
July 19-20 - Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
July 23-24 - MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
July 27 - Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
July 29 - Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
July 31 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
Aug. 3 - AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Aug. 5 - NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Aug. 9 - AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Aug. 12 - CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Wash.
Aug. 15 - University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
Aug. 18-19 - Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
Aug. 22 - Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.