GUNS N’ ROSES has announced the summer 2018 European leg of the “Not in This Lifetime” tour, including headlining appearances at several festivals.
The trek will kick off June 3 in Berlin, Germany, conclude on July 21 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The dates will include an appearance at the U.K.’s Download festival on June 9 and a June 21 headlining slot at Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting.
“It’s great to have this iconic line up of GUNS N’ ROSES headlining at Download,” promoter Andy Copping said in a statement. “I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend.”
GUNS N’ ROSES summer 2018 tour dates:
Jun. 03 – Berlin, Germany – Olympiastadion
Jun. 06 – Odense, Denmark – Dyreskuepladsen
Jun. 09 – Donnington, UK – Download
Jun. 12 – Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Veltins Arena
Jun. 15 – Firenze, Italy – Firenze Rocks
Jun. 18 – Paris, France – Download
Jun. 21 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 24 – Mannheim, Germany – Maimarktgelände
Jun. 26 – Bordeaux, France – Matmut Stadium
Jun. 29 – Madrid, Spain – Download
Jul. 01 – Barcelona, Spain – Estadio Olympico
Jul. 04 – Nijmegen, Netherlands – Goffertpark
Jul. 07 – Leipzig, Germany – Festwiese
Jul. 09 – Chorzow, Poland – Stadion Slaski
Jul. 13 – Moscow, Russia – Otkritie Arena
Jul. 16 – Tallinn, Estonia – Tallinn Song Festival Ground
Jul. 19 – Oslo, Norway – Valle Hovin
Jul. 21 – Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium
Pollstar reported earlier in the year that “Not In This Lifetime” tour was the most popular and highest-grossing global tour of 2017.
About seventy people travel with the show in addition to the truck drivers; that number goes upwards of five hundred, including the local workers, by show date once catering, security, etc. are factored in, according to the tour’s production manager, Dale “Opie” Skjerseth.
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic lineup members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Fank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.