Guns N’ Roses has made it official that they will start with their reunion tour starting with gigs in North America and will play as a band after 23 years.
The Rolling Stones reported that Axl Rose together with Slash, Duff McKagan and the rest of the band, excluding Izzy Stradlin, will be playing in 21 cities this summer, with dates and venues were officially announced.
The reunion concert tour was announced on the band’s website that had a background of their 90’s hit song “Patience.”
It was then followed by supposed cities where the band will most like hit the road including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Nashville, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Toronto and Washington D.C.
It was also reported that the band will open their reunion tour on April 8 and 9 with gigs in Las Vegas and will be followed with a road tour in Mexico City and Coachella.
The band has released six studio albums, accumulating sales of more than 100 million records worldwide, including shipments of 45 million in the United States, making Guns N’ Roses one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time.
Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, “Appetite for Destruction” (1987), reached number one on the Billboard 200 a year after its release, on the strength of “Sweet Child o’ Mine”, the group’s only single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album has sold approximately 30 million copies worldwide, including 18 million units in the United States, making it the best-selling debut album of all time in the US, as well as the eleventh best-selling album in the United States.
Original members of the band including Slash, broke away from the band citing Rose’s behavior and the band’s management for not being able to control Rose’s attitude towards them and to the crowds. Hopefully, nothing of that sorts will happen in the supposed reunion tour.
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