More openers, including Skrillex and Chris Stapleton, are slated to join Guns N’ Roses on their Not In This Lifetime Tour at select stops. It may come as a surprise for some that an electronic producer would join the legendary rock group, but it has been confirmed that he will play with the group at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on Aug. 5.
Other openers on tour are none other than Alice in Chains, Chris Stapleton, Lenny Kravitz, Billy Talent and The Cult according to Billboard. Ticketmaster has additionally posted a schedule of the select dates and it was also finalized in a tweet via Guns N’ Roses. Some dates still remain a mystery as openers have yet to be announced.
Alice in Chains is slated to perform with the band on their opening night in Detroit, Michigan and will run through their Chicago date on July 3. Lenny Kravitz will then join the band in Boston on July 19 and play dates with the group through July 24 in New Jersey.
The summer tour will stretch through North America from June 23 to August 22, and while there have been whispers of international dates, none have been announced yet.
“I don’t normally do gigs like this,” Kravitz had said to Rolling Stone when his dates were first announced. “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.”
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) June 16, 2016
He further said, “We’re definitely going to jam and improvise and get loose and treat it like a festival. Summertime always makes me think of festivals like the Isle of Wright, when Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix played. I love the summer, outdoor concert vibe, so we’ll rock out and improvise and go deep and get psychedelic and out there.”