Two legends of rock music, ALICE IN CHAINS (pictured) and Lenny Kravitz, are set to join GUNS N’ ROSES on their historic “Not In This Lifetime” tour. ALICE IN CHAINS joins the tour from opening night, Thursday, June 23 in Detroit, Michigan at Ford Field and will perform through the tour’s second Chicago date at Soldier Field on Sunday, July 3. Lenny Kravitz will then join the tour from Tuesday, July 19 starting at the first Boston, Massachusetts date at Foxboro Stadium and perform through the tour’s second date at East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, July 24.
Demand for tickets to the “Not In This Lifetime” tour continue at an unprecedented pace as additional shows were recently announced, including Chicago (July 3), Boston (July 20), New York City (July 24) and two brand new dates in Los Angeles (August 18 and August 19).
Only singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan from GN’R’s “Appetite For Destruction”-era lineup took part in the first Las Vegas gig and the five official reunion shows that followed (one in Las Vegas, Nevada and a pair each in Mexico City and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. They were joined by keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. Also appearing with them was second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
For the shows, Rose performed on what was apparently the same custom throne Dave Grohl used last year for FOO FIGHTERS shows after breaking a leg. Rose told the audience before GN’R launched into “Rocket Queen” on April 8: “I wanna thank Dave Grohl for this; it was very nice of him.”
GUNS N’ ROSES got a reported $8 million for its two appearances at Coachella and will make an average of $2.75 million per show on the “Not In This Lifetime” tour.
Rose launched his stint as guest vocalist with AC/DC on May 7 in Lisbon, Portugal. Axl is also slated to perform ten rescheduled North American shows with AC/DC, with the dates yet to be announced.