Guns N' Roses have announced a U.S. tour that will take them through the South and into the Midwest beginning October 28 in Orlando, with more stops still to be confirmed. Check out the tour dates below.
Three years after the release of Chinese Democracy, Axl Rose and Co. have mostly been playing shows abroad -- barring the occasional one-off U.S. appearance. According to the group, they played 61 concerts in more than 30 countries last year, performing to a total of more than 1 million fans across South America, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia.
GNR's current lineup consists of Rose, bassist Tommy Stinson (of the Replacements), drummer Frank Ferrer (of Psychedelic Furs offshoot Love Spit Love), keyboardist Chris Pitman, and three guitarists: DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal.
Stinson talked to SPIN recently about the differences between touring with indie bands and hard-rock bands. "Back in the day we were all young and imbibing, getting our cocktail on," he said. "Like with R.E.M. and X, we got hammered with those guys pretty good. But with Guns, I've played with Metallica. Lars Ulrich vomiting in your dressing room, that's pretty nasty. Him taking one shot more than he should have, then having Sebastian Bach singing, 'Exit Lars! Exit Laaaaars!' as his assistant is carrying him out of the building."
Guns N' Roses Tour Dates:
10/28, Orlando, FL (Anway Center Arena)
10/29, Miami, FL (American Airlines Arena)
10/31, Greenville, SC (Bi-Lo Center Arena)
11/2, Atlanta, GA (Phillips Arena)
TBA, Houston, TX (TBA)
11/5, Dallas, TX (Gexa Energy Pavilion)
TBA, Omaha, NE (TBA)
TBA, Tulsa, OK (TBA)
11/12, Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center Arena)
11/13 Minneapolis, MN (Target Center Arena)
TBA, Chicago, IL (All State Arena)
TBA, East Rutherford, NJ (TBA)
TBA, Hartford, CT (TBA)
TBA, Wilkes-Barre, PA (TBA)
TBA, Worcester, MA (TBA)
TBA, Cameden, NJ (TBA)
TBA, Detroit, MI (TBA)
TBA, Cincinnati, OH (TBA)
TBA, Nashville, TN (TBA)
TBA, Indianapolis, IN (TBA)
TBA, Denver, CO (TBA)