Guns N' Roses launches 2020 world tour with just one show in Texas
Guns N' Roses, a rock band from the '80s with a colorful, eccentric singer and a guitarist noted for his oversized top hat, is undertaking a world tour in summer 2020, that includes a new batch of North American dates.
The band will hit 19 cities in the U.S., but only one in Texas: Tuesday, August 18, at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
Sorry Austin, sorry Houston, but Dallas-Fort Worth is the only metroplex thus gifted.
The tour launches on March 14 in Mexico City at the Vive Latino Festival, and snakes through South America, before hopping over to Europe. The first U.S. date is on July 4, God bless America. For now, the tour concludes on August 26 in Missoula, Montana. Really, Guns N' Roses? You're going to let it all end in Missoula? Maybe more dates will be added.
This is the "good" Guns N' Roses, IE it includes singer Axl Rose back with original guitarist Slash and original bassist Duff McKagan. (Original drummer Steven Adler suffers from back problems.) They reunited in 2016 for their Not In This Lifetime Tour, which was crowned the third highest grossing outing of all time.
The band's first show of the decade just went down at Super Bowl Music Fest. On this tour, they'll be the first rock band to perform at the long-awaited Los Angeles SoFi Stadium, and will also hit MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets.
Most of the U.S. dates are at ball fields, and that includes Arlington, where they'll be playing the area's newest favoritest stadium, Globe Life Field.
The anticipated setlist includes all the hits: "Welcome to the Jungle," "Paradise City," "Sweet Child o' Mine," and "November Rain."
Tickets go on sale to the general public for North American dates starting Friday, February 7 at 12 noon at LiveNation.com. But Citi cardmembers get a crack at pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, February 4 at 12 noon until Thursday, February 6 at 10 pm. For presale details, visit www.citientertainment.com.
Tickets are on sale now for previously announced Latin America, South America, and European dates.
Newly announced North American dates are as follows:
- July 4 - Milwaukee: Summerfest – AmFam Amp
- July 8 - Philadelphia: Citizens Bank Park
- July 11 - Detroit: Comerica Park
- July 13 - Toronto: Rogers Centre
- July 16 - Washington, DC: Nationals Park
- July 18 - East Rutherford, NJ: MetLife Stadium
- July 21 - Boston: Fenway Park
- July 24 - Minneapolis: Target Field
- July 26 - Chicago: Wrigley Field
- July 29 - Commerce City, Colorado: DICK'S Sporting Goods Park
- August 02 - Seattle: T-Mobile Park
- August 5 - San Francisco: Oracle Park
- August 8 - Los Angeles: SoFi Stadium
- August 12 - Atlanta: Bobby Dodd Stadium
- August 15 - Tampa: Raymond James Stadium
- August 18 - Arlington, Texas: Globe Life Field
- August 21 - Indianapolis: Lucas Oil Stadium
- August 23 - Fargo, North Dakota: Fargodome
- August 26 - Missoula: Grizzly Stadium