Guns N’ Roses Reschedule North America Tour To 2021
Guns N’ Roses have had to reschedule almost all of their 2020 tour dates due to coronavirus. This summer they were planning on playing across Europe and North America, but the pandemic changed that. This past week the band announced their rescheduled North American tour dates with some tour dates being completely scrapped due to scheduling conflicts including stops planned in Seattle and Atlanta. Check it out below!
It was expected that The Smashing Pumpkins would open for the band this summer in North America, but it’s unclear whether that is the case for the rescheduled dates.
Guns N’ Roses 2021 Tour Dates
July 10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
July 13 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
July 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
July 18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Lucas Oil Stadium
July 21 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
July 24 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
July 26 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
August 3 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
August 5 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
August 11 – Fargo, ND @ FargoDome
August 13 – Missoula, MT @ Washington Grizzly Stadium
August 16 – Denver, CO @ Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
August 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc of California Stadium
Jerry Cantrell Singles Out James Hetfield
During an interview with Louder Sound, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell was asked to single out the greatest frontman in all of metal music. The guitarist chose friend and former tourmate, Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield revealing the following:
“A long time ago, me and Sean [Kinney, Alice in Chains drummer] got together with James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo to do a benefit show in Los Angeles.
“James actually asked me to sing ‘Them Bones’ and ‘Would?’ and I was thinking, ‘Right on!’ So we did those two songs and then we did ‘Nothing Else Matters.’ It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my whole life.
“As a guitarist, I come from the Malcolm Young school of rock, which is about rhythm and songwriting.
“If you talk to anybody, I’m not really known as a virtuoso soloist. Where it’s at for me is rhythm, tone, feel, and arrangement. I think James comes from that school too.
“What makes James such a great frontman is his physical presence. Nobody else commands the same kind of respect and attention without it being self-seeking or egocentric.
“He’s all about the music; all about the fun and the celebration and the connection with the fans. And that to me is really inspiring.
“Especially because he’s done this for so long, and he’s been at the top of his game for so long and he continues to search for a deeper meaning. I can’t wait to see what he does next.
“He took an underground thing and took it worldwide. Metallica is a huge thing for me and for any hard rock or metal band.
“Will he go down in history as a rock icon? He already has – he’s the godfather, man.”
Check out James Hetfield with the members of Alice in Chains from 2006 performing the song ‘Would?’ below!