Guns N Roses Officially Announces Alice In Chains And Lenny Kravitz For Tour

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Guns N Roses has officially announced the opening acts for the “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour. Alice In Chains will open the dates from June 23 through July 3 and Lenny Kravitz will perform on tour from July 19 through July 24.

 

Alice In Chains, photo credit Johnny Buzzerio

Alice In Chains, photo credit Johnny Buzzerio

AIC will perform the first few nights of the tour as sole direct support in Detroit and Chicago. Then Kravitz will join the tour in Foxboro, MA at Gillette Stadium on Jul 19th through the end of the tour. Ticket sales to the concert event of 2016 have sold out fast and additional dates were recently added in Chicago, Boston, New York, and two hometown shows in Los Angeles at Dodgers Stadium.

Lenny Kravitz, photo credit by Art Lore)

Guns N’ Roses have already performed two sold out shows at the new Las Vegas Arena to begin their storied comeback, two performances in Mexico City, and played Coachella. Guns N’ Roses’ are Axl Rose, Duff McKagan (bass), Slash (lead guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboard), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitar), Frank Ferrer (drums), and Melissa Reese (keyboard). Alice In Chains are preparing a new album for later this year, while Lenny Kravitz is in the studio wrapping up music for a 2017 release.

Kravitz commented in an interview about the tour:

“I don’t normally do gigs like this. But sometimes you’ve got to do things for the fun of it, for the experience. I’m looking forward to playing with them and celebrating them coming back together.”

On Kravitz’ history with GNR: “I went to high school with Slash,” he says. “I’ve known Axl, Slash and Duff from the beginning. We all came up together, and we worked together. I wrote ‘Always on the Run’ with Slash and he played on ‘Fields of Joy,’ both on my Mama Said album.”

The last time Kravitz joined Guns N’ Roses onstage, the singer was one of a handful of special guests who came out during the band’s Paris concert in June 1992. “I remember that time very well because we were all staying at the Hôtel de Crillon, and we were all in Paris for a few days together,” Kravitz says. “It was a lot of fun.”

Lenny plans to play a mostly rock set as an opening act on this tour: “We’re definitely going to jam and improvise and get loose, and treat it like a festival. Summertime always makes me think of festivals like the Isle of Wight, when Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix played. I love the summer, outdoor concert vibe, so we’ll rock out and improvise and go deep and get psychedelic and out there.”

“I haven’t seen Slash since the [Troubadour] gig, but I’ve texted with him,” Kravitz says. “I’m sure something fun and off-the-cuff is bound to happen.”

Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour

Jun 23: Ford Field – Detroit, MI*, with Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz

Jun 26: FEDEXFIELD – Washington, DC*

June 29: Arrowhead Stadium – Kansas City, MO*

Jul 01: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*

Jul 03: Soldier Field – Chicago, IL*

Jul 06: Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH

Jul 09: Nissan Stadium – Nashville, TN

Jul 12: Heinz Field – Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 14: Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA

Jul 16: Rogers Centre – Toronto, ON

Jul 19: Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA **

Jul 20: Gillette Stadium -Foxboro, MA**

Jul 23: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ**

Jul 24: MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ**

Jul 27: Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA

Jul 29: Camping World Stadium – Orlando, FL

Jul 31: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -New Orleans, LA

Aug 03: AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX

Aug 05: NRG Stadium – Houston, TX

Aug 09: AT&T Park- San Francisco, CA

Aug 12: CenturyLink Field – Seattle, WA

Aug 15: University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ

Aug 18: Dodger Stadium -Los Angeles, CA

Aug 19: Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, CA

Aug 22: Qualcomm Stadium -San Diego, CA

* with Alice In Chains

** with Lenny Kravitz

 

 

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