Guns N’ Roses Add 11 Dates To 2017 Fall Tour
Thirty years ago today Hollywood’s Guns N’ Roses issued their debut album, Appetite For Destruction, which would propel them to superstardom and launch a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame career. Three of the men who recorded Appetite – vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan – reunited last year for the phenomenally successful Not In This Lifetime Tour. The run has spanned over 80 concerts thus far and continues into the fall as GN’R have just added 11 more arena dates to their North American Fall Tour.
GN’R celebrated the 30th anniversary of Appetite For Destruction and the launch of a SiriusXM channel with the most intimate affair of the tour last night, a concert at the historic Apollo Theater in New York City. Axl, Slash, Duff Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese absolutely crushed everything they touched. Rose is still in fine form and Slash might have set a record for most notes played in a two-and-a-half-hour concert. Fortus is a highly talented player who provides the perfect foil to Slash, while longtime member Reed is a multi-instrumental dynamo who shines in particular on piano. Reese adds high harmony vocals and synth and Ferrer is a beast behind the drum set.
The new dates include a stop in Newark on October 12, a third concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 16, a visit to Washington D.C. on October 19 and a show at Hartford’s XL Center in October 23. Also announced today are a second night at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on October 30, stops in Louisville (November 3), Milwaukee (November 7), Nashville (November 13) and three shows in the band’s home state of California: Sacramento (November 18), San Diego (November 28) and Los Angeles (November 29). The dates revealed today join a previously-announced batch of 14 fall concerts.
Tickets go on sale to the general public between July 28 and August 4.