Guns N’ Roses celebrate 30th anniversary of “Appetite for Destruction” at intimate NYC gig; new tour dates added

Credit: Katarina BenzovaGuns N’ Roses rocked New York City on Thursday night in front of an intimate, invite-only crowd at the famous Apollo Theatre in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the band’s classic debut album, Appetite for Destruction. According to Rolling Stone, the hard-rock legends played for three hours, showcasing eight of the album’s 12 songs along the way.

The concert also is serving as a warm-up gig for a new North American leg of GN’R’s hugely successful Not in This Lifetime tour, which gets underway Thursday, July 27, in St. Louis.

Guns N’ Roses has added 11 dates to the outing, which now includes will see the band visit Newark, New Jersey; Washington, D.C.; Hartford, Connecticut; Louisville, Kentucky; Milwaukee; Nashville; and Sacramento and San Diego, California; as well as playing extra dates in New York City, Toronto and Inglewood, California. The new Inglewood show takes place November 29, which now is the tour’s final show.

Among the artists who will open for Guns N’ Roses at select shows during the trek are ZZ Top, Deftones, Sturgill Simpson, Royal Blood, Live and Our Lady Peace.

Tickets for most of the newly added shows go on sale to the general public next Friday, July 28, at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets for the November 29 show in Inglewood will be available to the public starting Friday, August 4.

Here are all of Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming North American dates:

7/27 — St. Louis, MO, The Dome at America’s Center
7/30 — Minneapolis, MN, U.S. Bank Stadium
8/2 — Denver, CO, Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/5 — Little Rock, AR, War Memorial Stadium
8/8 — Miami, FL, Miami Marlins Stadium
8/11 — Winston-Salem, NC, BB&T Field at Wake Forest University
8/13 — Hershey, PA, Hersheypark Stadium
8/16 — Buffalo, NY, New Era Field
8/19 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Parc Jean Drapeau
8/21 — Ottawa, ON, Canada, TD Place Stadium
8/24 — Winnipeg, MB, Canada, Investors Group Field
8/27 — Regina, SK, Canada, New Mosaic Stadium at Evraz Place
8/30 — Edmonton, AB, Canada, Commonwealth Stadium
9/1 — Vancouver, BC, Canada, BC Place Stadium
9/3 — George, WA, The Gorge
9/6 — El Paso, TX, Sun Bowl Stadium
9/8 — San Antonio, TX, Alamodome
10/8 — Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
10/11 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/12 — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center+
10/15 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
10/16 — New York, NY, Madison Square Garden+
10/19 — Washington, D.C., Verizon Center+
10/22 — Boston, MA, TD Garden
10/23 — Hartford, CT, XL Center+
10/26 — Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
10/29 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre
10/30 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Air Canada Centre+
11/2 — Detroit, MI, Little Caesers Arena
11/3 — Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center+
11/6 — Chicago, IL, United Center
11/7 — Milwaukee, WI, Bradley Center+
11/10 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
11/13 — Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
11/14 — Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
11/17 — Las Vegas, NV, T-Mobile Arena
11/18 — Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
11/21 — Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
11/24 — Los Angeles, CA, Staples Center
11/25 — Inglewood, CA, The Forum
11/28 — San Diego, CA, Valley View Casino Center+
11/29 — Inglewood, CA, The Forum+

+ = newly added date.

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