Guns N' Roses plan first U.S. tour in a decade
Having reemerged with a vengeance with their semi-surprise performance during the finale of last month’s MTV Video Music Awards, Guns N’ Roses have announced a U.S. tour, the band’s first in a decade. They’ll hit the arena circuit starting Nov. 18 at Chicago’s Allstate Arena, followed by three more big-city dates in December and other stops yet to be announced. The tour will feature songs from the band’s years-in-the-making ”Chinese Democracy” album, though there’s still no word on when that disc, which would be GNR’s first since 1993’s ”The Spaghetti Incident?”, might be released.
Other announced dates include Dec. 2 at Boston’s FleetCenter, Dec. 5 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, and Dec. 6 at Philadelphia’s First Union Center. The lineup, which includes only frontman Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed from its early-’90s heyday, also features keyboardist Chris Pitman; guitarists Robin Finck (formerly of Nine Inch Nails), Buckethead, and Richard Fortus; ex-Replacements bassist Tommy Stinson; and ex-Primus drummer Brain. Tickets go on sale Sept. 28.