Guns N’ Roses Announce Summer Tour Openers: Lenny Kravitz and Alice in Chains

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Guns N’ Roses enthusiasts worldwide were thrilled when the news of the “Not In This Lifetime…” reunion tour broke earlier this year, following rumors that vocalist Axl Rose and guitarist Slash had put their feud behind them. Now fans of the hard-rock group have two additional reasons to be excited for the band’s extensive summer stadium tour: rock legends Alice in Chains and Lenny Kravitz have been confirmed as the openers for June 23 to July 3 and July 19 to 24, respectively.

The tour, already historic as the first reunion stadium gigs of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan in more than two decades, now boasts these two illustrious acts, which will no doubt send demand for tickets skyrocketing. Additional seats for the initial Detroit show at Ford Field go on sale tonight on the stadium’s website. Kravitz, evidently as swept up in the hype surrounding the tour as anyone else, told Rolling Stone that “I don’t normally do gigs like this, but sometimes you’ve got to do things for the fun of it, for the experience. I’m looking forward to playing with them and celebrating them coming back together.”

Axl Rose is currently touring with AC/DC in Europe as a replacement vocalist for Brian Johnson, who departed from the tour in April for health reasons. When Rose returns to the U.S., the “Not In This Lifetime…” tour will kickoff in Detroit on June 23, with Alice in Chains opening. Openers for the remaining shows, from July 6-16 and July 27 through the end of the tour in late August, have yet to be announced. See the full list of tour dates below.

Guns N’ Roses Tour Dates:

23 – Detroit, Mich. @ Ford Field (with Alice in Chains)
26 – Washington, D.C. @ FedEx Field (with Alice in Chains)
29 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Arrowhead Stadium (with Alice in Chains)

1 – Chicago, Ill. @ Soldier Field (with Alice in Chains)
3 – Chicago, Ill. @ Soldier Field (with Alice in Chains)
6 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Paul Brown Stadium
9 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Nissan Stadium
12 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Heinz Field
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Lincoln Financial Field
16 – Toronto, Ont. @ Rogers Centre
19 – Foxboro, Mass. @ Gillette Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
20 – Foxboro, Mass. @ Gillette Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
23 – East Rutherford, N.J. @ MetLife Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
24 – East Rutherford, N.J. @ MetLife Stadium (with Lenny Kravitz)
27 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Georgia Dome
29 – Orlando, Fla. @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
31 – New Orleans, La. @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome

3 – Arlington, Texas @ AT&T Stadium
5 – Houston, Texas @ NRG Stadium
9 – San Francisco, Calif. @ AT&T Park
12 – Seattle, Wash. @ CenturyLink Field
15 – Glendale, Ariz. @ University of Phoenix Stadium
18 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Dodger Stadium
19 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Dodger Stadium
22 – San Diego, Calif. @ Qualcomm Stadium