Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Center Arena, and then wind through markets small (Greenville, SC) and large (Chicago).
To warm up for the road trip (sponsored by Monster Energy), Guns will first headline the last day of the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Oct. 2. They spent much of 2010 on a world tour that spanned South America, Canada and Europe.
Their sets at last year's Reading and Leeds festivals did not go over well, however. At both, the band showed up late and received choruses of boos from the crowd. Rose even declared "war" on Leeds organizers for cutting the band's set short.
Aside from Rose, the ever-fluid Guns N' Roses lineup includes keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, guitarists DJ Ashba, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and Richard Fortus, longtime bassist Tommy Stinson, and Frank Ferrer on drums.
The band has not released an album since 2008's "Chinese Democracy," which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
The Tour Will Visit the Following Cities*:
Oct. 28: Orlando (Amway Center Arena)
Oct. 29: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Oct. 31: Greenville, SC (Bi-Lo Center Arena)
Nov. 2: Atlanta (Phillips Arena)
Nov. 5: Dallas (Gexa Energy Pavillion)
Nov. 12: Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center Arena)
Nov. 13: Minneapolis (Target Center Arena)
Chicago (All State Arena)
East Rutherford, NJ
*Dates not announced for all cities.
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