Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has opened up about the future of the band, as their hugely successful reunion tour comes to a close.
According to ToneDeaf
In early 2016, the music world was undoubtedly shocked to learn that a reunited Guns N’ Roses were getting ready for their aptly-titled ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour. With original guitarist Slash back in the fold, as well as bassist Duff McKagen, fans were witnessing something that they thought was never going to happen.
Since the tour first kicked off in April of 2016, the band have been out on the road constantly, visiting Australia in early 2017, and planning to keep on playing until their tour wraps up in Hawaii next month.
While Slash recently revealed that the tour was only supposed to last for five shows, Axl Rose promised Australian fans that they would be back for another tour at some point.
Now, the famed frontman has opened up about the group’s future after their current tour.
Speaking to Abu Dhabi Ignition, Axl Rose explained that the band still have many places where they want to perform.
“We’ve toured the world a few times over, but there are always places where we still haven’t performed,” he explained. “We played Iceland for the first time this year and we’re playing Hawaii for the first time this December – there are always places left to go.”
Noting his love of locations like Las Vegas, Rose noted, “I’m sure we’ll be back.”
In a recent interview with Ultimate-Guitar, Ghost frontman Tobias Forge revealed his thoughts about being the opening act for major bands like Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden.
Here’s the statement:
“We’ve opened for Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, and the Foo Fighters and we opened for Metallica a year ago in America. It came off so well because we had done so many tours before and when we came to these cities, we weren’t a complete unknown. We gave the punters an excuse to show up a little earlier.
If you’re a complete unknown, a spot like that might even be a little bit of a waste because you end up playing in front of very few people because most people show up after you’ve played.”
Interviewer said “What was it like opening for some of those other bands?” and Tobias responded:
“On the Iron Maiden tour, we basically had full houses by the time we got to the end of our set and it was sold out every night. We turned so many heads over on that tour and we’re hoping knock wood that the European tour will have a similar effect.
We’ve been touring Europe a lot already since eight years back and now having this elevated position before a band like Metallica in stadiums that swallow 70,000 people and if we’re playing in front of 35,000 or 40,000 people every night that’s very good. We can never do that on our own.”
Ghost’s latest album “Prequelle” was released on June 1, 2018. In another interview with 100.5 The KATT radio, Tobias said that new Ghost album might be arrive next year.
Click here to entire interview.