Band releases a video that hints at shows in New York, Chicago and more
After decades of bad blood and months of speculation, Guns N’ Roses confirmed Friday they’re hitting the road again on a full-scale tour.
The reunited rock group announced via Twitter they are embarking on a 21-city North American tour this summer, with stops including Atlanta, New York, St. Louis and Toronto. Guns N’ Roses did not provide information on dates or venues for shows. On the band’s website, a video shows fans at a concert, the words “Coming Summer 2016,” and a list of cities, accompanied by the group’s hit song “Patience,” suggesting more news to come.
A new Wall Street Journal story looks at how singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash reconciled after years of animosity and lawsuits, paving the way for a reunion. Highly lucrative, reunion tours such as Guns N’ Roses are increasingly scarce and much-sought-after by promoters eager to stand out in a crowded market for live music.
Besides the 21 summer shows just announced, Guns N’ Roses is scheduled to play two gigs at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 8-9, before headlining two nights at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 16 and April 23. (The band is also playing two shows next month in Mexico City.)
Here is a list of the cities that Guns N’ Roses is hitting this summer:
Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal by Neil Shah