Guns N Roses announces North American stadium tour

Guns N’ Roses will be pretty tied up this summer.

The hair metal band, which returned to live touring in 2016, announced a North American stadium tour on its website Monday.

Guns N’ Roses, which hit the charts with songs like “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City" and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” will kick off a 19-city, 19-date tour July 4 in Milwaukee. The tour will end Aug. 26 in Missoula, Montana.

Other cities on the tour include Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Toronto, Washington, Denver and Tampa, Florida. The band also will play in Chicago, Los Angeles and in the New York area at East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Axl Rose, Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan embarked on the Not In This Lifetime Tour in 2016, playing 150 shows, NJ.com reported. The band, reuniting for the first time in 21 years, performed in front of more than 5.5 million fans worldwide and was the third-highest grossing tour of all time, Live Nation said in a statement Monday.

Tickets will go on sale at noon Friday via LiveNation.com. A presale for Citi credit cardholders will run from noon Tuesday through 10 p.m. Thursday.

Rose, Slash and McKagan will be joined during the tour by keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Before touring North America, the band will play dates in Central America, South America and Europe from March 14 until June 27.

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