Guns N’ Roses Extend North American Tour

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Updated: December 17, 2016
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Guns N’ Roses Extend North American Tour

It started off with nothing more than a rumor.

To be fair, reunion speculations have been a permanent fixture of Guns N’ Roses since the mid-1990s, when classic band members Slash and Duff McKagan left the wildly prosperous group to pursue their own solo projects. However, the chatter took on a new form when Slash revealed that much of the tension he experienced with G N’ R lead singer Axl Rose had dissipated in an interview with CBS’ This Morning in May 2015.

In the following months, the buzz only continued to intensify, particularly as guitarists Ron Thal and DJ Ashba departed from the legendary group. On Christmas Day, an ominous 15-second teaser was exhibited before showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

On January 4th, 2016, it was officially announced that Slash and McKagan would be reuniting with Guns N’ Roses during a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Then, in April 2016, the rumors morphed into the most anticipated concert tour of the past decade, as the classic lineup announced a full-fledged international tour during a series of shows in Las Vegas.

The title of the Not in This Lifetime Tour is a reference to a comment Rose made in 2012; when asked about the possibility of a Guns N’ Roses reunion, Rose responded by saying “not in this lifetime”. Notably, the tour represented the first time the members of the classic lineup have played together since the 1993 Use Your Illusion Tour. The international concert trek was a phenomenal success; by the end of 2016, the Not in This Lifetime Tour had sold over 2 million tickets.

Now, the band has announced that the epic reunion tour will be extended into 2017. Experience the classic lineup of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet as Guns N’ Roses rock venues such as Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau, Ottawa’s TD Place Stadium, Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field, Regina’s Mosaic Stadium, Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium, and Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium. Interestingly, the band will be playing St. Louis for the first time since the infamous 1991 Riverport Riot, in which chaos ensued after Rose ended the show prematurely.

Witness the Rock and Roll inductees which paid homage to the roots of rock and roll, while also pushing the genre to unimagined new heights! Tickets are selling fast; the 2017 leg of the tour sold one million tickets just 24 hours after going on sale! Get your tickets while you still can, and prepare to immerse yourself in a concert experience that is gloriously stimulating and irrefutably astonishing!