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Guns N’ Roses Announce North American Tour, Album Info

The band say they'll play a full tour in support of Chinese Democracy, and reveal some cryptic album information.

Days after postponing a handful of shows, Guns N’ Roses have announced they’ll play a full-fledged tour in support of their forever-forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy. Axl Rose has promised the album would be in stores by the end of the year, and according to a statement from the band’s management, fans just may see the album before 2007. “As for Guns N’ Roses forthcoming Chinese Democracy,” the statement reads, “the only comment at this time is that there are 13 Tuesdays left between now and the end of the year.”

In the meantime, fans can hear some of those new tunes played live when the band’s 36-date trek kicks off Oct. 20 in Jacksonville, FL and rolls through the continent until Jan. 16. Frequent GNR guest Sebastian Bach will open for the band for the duration of the tour, with “Special Guest” spots going to various bands, including Papa Roach, who will provide support from Oct. 20 through Nov. 3. “It’s been a long time getting here,” Rose said in a statement, “but we look forward to coming to your town and having a lot of fun.”

Guns N’ Roses North American tour dates:

10/20, Jacksonville, FL (Vets Memorial Arena)
10/22, Nashville, TN (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
10/24, Sunrise, FL (BankAtlantic Center)
10/25, St. Petersburg, FL (St. Pete Times Forum)
10/27, Estero, FL (Germain Arena)
10/29, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum)
11/2, Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum)
11/3, Huntington, WV (Big Sandy Superstore Arena)
11/5, East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena)
11/6, Portland, ME (Cumber County Civic Center)
11/8, Worcester, MA (Worcester Centrum)
11/10, New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
11/13, Baltimore, MD (1st Mariner)
11/15, Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)
11/17, Ottawa, ON (Scotiabank)
11/18, Quebec City, CQ (Colisee Pepsi)
11/20, Halifax, NS (Halifax Metro Centre)
11/24, Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
11/25, Auburn Hills, MI (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
11/27, Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
11/29, Milwaukee, WI (Bradley Center)
12/1, Ames, IA (Hilton Coliseum)
12/2, Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
12/4, Winnipeg, MB (MTS Centre)
12/6, Calgary, AB (Pengrowth Saddledome)
12/7, Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
12/10, Everett, WA (Everett Events Center)
12/11, Portland, OR (Rose Garden)
12/13, Fresno, CA (Save Mart Center)
12/15, Oakland, CA (Oakland Coliseum)
12/17, Universal City, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre)
12/19, Universal City, CA (Gibson Amphitheatre)
1/10, Sacramento, CA (ARCO Arena)
1/11, Bakersfield, CA (Rabobank Arena)
1/13, Reno, NV (Reno Events Center)
1/16, San Diego, CA (iPayOne Center)

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