Guns N’ Roses have added another run of shows to their “Not In This Lifetime” tour, announcing their return to Europe and the U.K. in May and June of 2020.
The trek, which began launched in April 2016 is the first Guns N’ Roses tour since 1993 to feature the classic lineup of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan. The trio is augmented by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
“Not In This Lifetime” recently became the third highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore, with Guns N’ Roses selling 5.4 million tickets between 2016 and 2019 and making $584.2 million from 158 concerts. Ed Sheeran and U2 respectively hold the first and second spots.
Once thought impossible, the reunion tour gets its name from much-publicized quote Axl Rose made about the chances of him working with Slash again. He was asked about the chances of a “reunion tour with the whole lineup in the future,” to which the frontman simply replied, “Not in this lifetime.” The question did perhaps imply all original members, which would include drummer Steve Adler and guitarist Izzy Stradlin, neither of whom are a part of the current trek. However, the two-decade-long feud between Slash and Rose did seem, at one time, an insurmountable barrier to a reunion.
Fans in the meantime are still hoping for a new album from the current lineup of the group. Hints have been dropped in the last two years that it could happen with Slash saying in February that “there’s material and stuff going on” then adding in April: “[T]here’s been so much talk about this Guns N’ Roses record, which we haven’t actually done anything with. So we’re gonna sort of focus on that.”
Tickets for the next leg of the tour go on sale on December 18 at 9 a.m. local time.
Guns N’ Roses 2020 European tour dates:
May 20 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Passeio Maritimo De Algés
May 23 – Seville, Spain @ Estadio Benito Villamarin
May 26 – Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
May 29 – London, UK @ Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Jun 02 – Hamburg, Germany @ Volksparkstadion
Jun 06 – Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival
Jun 09 – Vienna, Austria @ Ernst Happel Stadium
Jun 12 – Firenze, Italy @ Firenze Rocks Festival
Jun 14 – Berne, Switzerland @ Stade de Suisse
Jun 17 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
Jun 19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
Jun 21 – Landgraaf, The Netherlands @ Pinkpop Festival
Jun 27 – Dublin, Ireland @ Marlay Park Concert Series