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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Alice In Chains To Open Guns N Roses First Reunion Shows In Las Vegas

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Guns ‘N Roses has announced Alice In Chains as the opening act and direct support for both of their historic return next month at the opening of the new Las Vegas Arena. The bands toured together previously and have appeared many times at festivals together in their respective careers. AIC are expected to release a new album later in 2016, while original members of GNR are said to be recording new music as well.

The GNR reunion featuring some or all of the classic lineup has been one of the big developing stories of 2016. The group are already headlining Coachella and playing two dates in Mexico City in April. They expected arena/stadium tour for the band should be announced by the end of May.

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Gun N’ Roses Confirmed Tour Dates:

Apr 08: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena- Las Vegas, NV – with Alice In Chains
Apr 09: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena- Las Vegas , NV – with Alice In Chains
Apr 16: Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA
Apr 19: Foro Sol- Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 20: City Foro Sol- Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 23: Indio Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA

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Guns N Roses Members Reportedly Working On New Music

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Several prominent members of Guns N’ Roses inner circle have given interviews where they discuss knowledge of the band in the studio creating new music together .Although this is unconfirmed by the band itself, both former GNR publicist Arlett Vereecke, known to still be on good terms with the band and their current manager Alan Niven have given separate interviews to Classic Rock Magazine where they discuss new music from the band.

Vereecke comments:

I know they’re doing some recording. They’re definitely doing something there in the studio. Axlhasn’t been there, but Slashis definitely in there and it’s not for anyone else.”

Niven also corroborated that news:

Duff and Izzy were in the studio before Christmas doing stuff. At a casual glance I think they’ve got at least a couple of tracks down.”

The GNR on reunion or some or all of the classic lineup has been one of the big developing stories of 2016. The group are already headlining Coachella, opening the Las Vegas Arena and, playing two dates in Mexico City in April. They expected arena/stadium tour for the band should be announced by the end of May.

 

Gun N’ Roses Confirmed Tour Dates

Apr 08: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena- Las Vegas, NV
Apr 09: Las Vegas T-Mobile Arena- Las Vegas , NV
Apr 16: Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA
Apr 19: Foro Sol- Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 20: City Foro Sol- Mexico City, Mexico
Apr 23: Indio Coachella Music Festival- Indio, CA

Guns N Roses Reunion Tour Booked For Coachella 2016

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Music industry bible Billboard is reporting that they have received confirmation that Guns`N Roses will headline the annual Coachella festival in 2016. Set over two weekends in April from the 15th to 17th and April 22-24th in Indio, CA, this figures to be the first in a series of tour and festival announcements marking the return of some form of the original lineup of the American hard rock band. Billboard also reports that the band will embark on a headline tour of Football stadiums in the USA, and possibly including the new Las Vegas Arena at its opening this spring. According to the report the band is asking for about $3 million per show, and charging upwards of $250-275 per ticket. Coachella announces its 2016 lineup on January 5th. We’re following this story and will bring you more news as it develops.

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