Guns N' Roses Name Openers for Summer Tour

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Though they recently revealed that Alice in Chains and Lenny Kravitz would open select dates on their forthcoming "Not in This Lifetime" tour, Guns N' Roses had still yet to reveal who would open the vast majority of their stadium dates this coming summer.

That is, until today.

Today, the band revealed a slew of different openers for different dates on the tour, coming from an eclectic variety of genres.

For instance, country superstar Chris Stapleton will open the band's July 9 show at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville, while EDM icon Skrillex will open the band's August 5 show at the NRG Park in Houston.

In addition, Canadian rocker Billy Talent will open proceedings at the band's July 16 date at Toronto's Rogers Centre, while The Cult will open four shows during the tour's Southern swing from July 27-August 3.

You can see the full lineup of tour dates (with openers) below, and get tickets for the shows here.

  • 06/23 — Detroit, Mich. — Ford Field (feat. Alice In Chains)
  • 06/26 — Washington, D.C. — Fedex Field (feat. Alice In Chains)
  • 06/29 — Kansas City, Mo. — Arrowhead Stadium (feat. Alice In Chains)
  • 07/01 — Chicago, Ill. — Soldier Field (feat. Alice In Chains)
  • 07/03 — Chicago, Ill. — Soldier Field (feat. Alice In Chains)
  • 07/06 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Paul Brown Stadium
  • 07/09 — Nashville, Tenn. — Nissan Stadium (feat. Chris Stapleton)
  • 07/12 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Heinz Field
  • 07/14 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Lincoln Financial Field
  • 07/16 — Toronto, Ontario — Rogers Centre (feat. Billy Talent)
  • 07/19 — Foxborough, Mass. — Gilette Stadium (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
  • 07/20 — Foxborough, Mass. — Gilette Stadium (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
  • 07/23 — East Rutherford, N.J — MetLife Stadium (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
  • 07/24 — East Rutherford, N.J. — MetLife Stadium (feat. Lenny Kravitz)
  • 07/27 — Atlanta, Ga. — Georgia Dome (feat. The Cult)
  • 07/29 — Orlando, Fla. — Orlando Citrus Bowl (feat. The Cult)
  • 07/31 — New Orleans, La. — Mercedes-Benz Superdome (feat. The Cult)
  • 08/03 — Arlington, Texas — AT&T Stadium (feat. The Cult)
  • 08/05 — Houston, Texas — NRG Park (feat. Skrillex)
  • 08/09 — San Francisco, Calif. — AT&T Park
  • 08/12 — Seattle, Wash. — CenturyLink Field
  • 08/15 — Glendale, Ariz. — University of Phoenix Stadium
  • 08/18 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Dodger Stadium
  • 08/22 — San Diego, Calif. — Qualcomm Stadium

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.