Welcome to the concrete jungle. Guns N’ Roses have been revealed as the third headliner for New York City’s Governors Ball Music Festival, joining previously announced headliners Kanye West and Kings of Leon. The three-day event, scheduled to take place on Randall’s Island from June 7 to 9, also features Nas, Grizzly Bear, Kendrick Lamar, Beach House, Animal Collective, and Deerhunter.
Other artists we care about: Pretty Lights, the Avett Brothers, the xx, Feist, the Lumineers, Thievery Corporation, Cut Copy, Erykah Badu, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Young the Giant, Bloc Party, Beirut, Of Monsters & Men, Local Natives, Death From Above 1979, Crystal Castles, Azealia Banks, Yeasayer, Gary Clark Jr., Best Coast, Dirty Projectors, Portugal. The Man, Miguel, Dinosaur Jr., Holy Ghost!, Japandroids, Twin Shadow, Divine Fits, Alt-J, the Vaccines, Polica, Steel Pulse, Dillon Francis, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Paper Diamond, Fucked Up, Wild Nothing, Icona Pop, the Knocks, Haim, St. Lucia, Freddie Gibbs, GRiZ, Robert DeLong, MS MR, Reignwolf, Solid Gold, Bear Mountain, Swear & Shake, Cherub, Pacific Air, the Revivalists, Roadkill Ghost Choir, ON AN ON, Ruby Velle & the Soulphonics, and Moon Hooch.
Governors Ball will mark GN’R’s first major U.S. gig since their Las Vegas residency wrapped last fall. Axl Rose — who turned 51 yesterday (February 6) and also just got his own official trading card — will lead his bandmates on a short Australian tour in March, accompanied by ZZ Top. Scroll down for those dates.
Tickets for Governors Ball are currently on sale and range from $220 to $1,500, plus transportation fees.
Guns N’ Roses 2013 tour dates:
March 9 – Perth, AU @ Perth Arena
March 12 – Sydeny, AU @ All Phones Arena
March 13 – New Lambton, AU @ Hunter Stadium
March 17 – Melbourne, AU @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl
March 20 – Brisbane, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
June 9 – New York, NY @ Governors Ball Music Festival