GUNS N’ ROSES’ “NOT IN THIS LIFETIME” TOUR DATES TO CONTINUE IN 2017
Guns N’ Roses have released a short video suggesting further dates could be added to their 2017 Not In This Lifetime tour.
The reactivated lineup featuring Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Slash are already due to play shows in Japan and Australia throughout January and February. However, along with the video, journalist Mitch Lafon has posted a picture of a Guns N’ Roses billboard in Montreal which reads, “Welcome To The Jungle #GnFnR2017.”
The band didn’t play Montreal on their initial run of dates earlier this year.
The new video states that, “the machine is back at it in 2017” and features concert footage backed by Appetite For Destruction track Mr Brownstone.
In July, production manager Dale “Opie” Skjerseth reported the band had already booked shows “far into” 2017.
He added, “I’ve been told there’s no end date. I’ve seen plenty of dates going far into next year. Everybody’s working together to keep a common goal – keep the machine going.”
Earlier this month it was revealed that the Not In This Lifetime tour topped Pollstar’s global concert income chart, with Guns N’ Roses netting $5.5 million per show.
That put them above Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Adele and Coldplay per show – but their average ticket price of $117 was also the highest in the top 20 list.
Guns N’ Roses have just wrapped up dates in South America. Their next show will be at the Osaka Kyocera Dome, Japan, on January 21st.
In related news, the lawsuit between Axl Rose and former keyboardist Chris Pitman has been settled in a confidential deal.
According to TMZ, although Pitman had demanded over $163,000 to cover an unpaid debt, he accepted “much less” to end the dispute.
Pitman contributed keys, bass, percussion and backing vocals to the band from 1998, until his departure earlier this year, soon before the reunion with classic-era members Slash and Duff McKagan was confirmed.
The multi-instrumentalist apologized for having called the revamped lineup a “nostalgia tour” and a “money grab.” But despite the apology, he went on to call them an “oldies band,” adding, “They just want to repeat that 30-year-old music over and over.”
He’d filed suit against Rose after claiming he’d been given a promissory note for $125,000 in unpaid wages, which had been due for settlement in 2012. His total demand included interest accrued since that time.
additional source: Classic Rock via teasrock.com
The audience is there, they’re making money, having a good time, and not getting any younger. Why stop?
I wonder what the recent previous GNR members think about this. (I guess he’s done with us?)
Now that he’s done with AC DC, maybe Axl will convince Aerosmith to tour one more time with him at the mic.
Aerosmith are touring next year in Europe, they’ll be back in the States. As much as I love both GnR and Aero, Axl singing for Aero sounds like an awful idea. There’s only one Steve Tyler!
After hearing Axl & Duff’s comments about Donald Trump, I’m not so anxious to see GnFnR again anytime soon, if ever. Of course they have a right and are entitled to their opinions, but I’m sick and tired of musicians acting like politicians! And I’m also sick and tired of most musicians thinking and believing that most if not all of their fans think and feel the same way that they do. Listen up, not everybody who listens to your music hates Donald Trump, and just because if you happen to like Trump, doesn’t mean you are or makes you a racist, homophobic, sexist, etc.
Way too much politics in music these days, when I want to rock, I want to rock, not be lectured about my political beliefs or other BS. When I go to a show, I’m there to be entertained and have a good time, I’m not there for a political lecture, about anything!
Right on, Doug R. Unless they are a “political band,” I could care less about their political views. I buy their music and pay to see them in concert. Just do your job and play the songs and entertain. Let them go on CNN or Fox if they want to be political pundits. And that goes for Nugent, Mustaine, and Simmons, too.
As is so often the case, Alice Cooper is the class act here, being honest about which party he votes for, but completely avoiding political commentary. Almost every rock musician today was influenced by him, but his approach to political talk is the one lesson they’ve skipped.