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GUNS N' ROSES Announces THE CULT, BILLY TALENT, CHRIS STAPLETON As Additional Tour Openers

GUNS N’ ROSES will commence its North American “Not In This Lifetime” tour one week from tonight — June 23 in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to previously announced opening acts ALICE IN CHAINS and Lenny Kravitz, GN’R has just revealed that Chris Stapleton, BILLY TALENT, THE CULT and Skrillex will warm up the crowd in select cities.

The details are as follows:

Jun. 23 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field (with ALICE IN CHAINS)
Jun. 26 – Washington, DC – FedExField (with ALICE IN CHAINS)
Jun. 29 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium (with ALICE IN CHAINS)
Jul. 01 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with ALICE IN CHAINS)
Jul. 03 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (with ALICE IN CHAINS)
Jul. 06 – Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium
Jul. 09 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium (with Chris Stapleton)
Jul. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
Jul. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Jul. 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with BILLY TALENT)
Jul. 19 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul. 20 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul. 23 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul. 24 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
Jul. 27 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome (with THE CULT)
Jul. 29 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium (with THE CULT)
Jul. 31 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedes-Benz Superdome (with THE CULT)
Aug. 03 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium (with THE CULT)
Aug. 05 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium (with Skrillex)
Aug. 09 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Aug. 12 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
Aug. 15 – Glendale, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
Aug. 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
Aug. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
Aug. 22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium

Demand for tickets to the “Not In This Lifetime” tour continues at an unprecedented pace as additional shows were recently announced, including Chicago (July 3), Boston (July 20), New York City (July 24) and two brand new dates in Los Angeles (August 18 and August 19).

Only singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan from GN’R‘s “Appetite For Destruction”-era lineup took part in the first Las Vegas gig and the five official reunion shows that followed (one in Las Vegas, Nevada and a pair each in Mexico City and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They were joined by keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. Also appearing with them was second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

For the shows, Rose performed on what was apparently the same custom throne Dave Grohl used last year for FOO FIGHTERS shows after breaking a leg. Rose told the audience before GN’R launched into “Rocket Queen” on April 8: “I wanna thank Dave Grohl for this; it was very nice of him.”

GUNS N’ ROSES got a reported $8 million for its two appearances at Coachella and will make an average of $2.75 million per show on the “Not In This Lifetime” tour.

Rose launched his stint as guest vocalist with AC/DC on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. Axl is also slated to perform ten rescheduled North American shows with AC/DC, starting in late August.

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