Today Guns N’ Roses announced a new North American tour, which includes an Aug. 18 stop at Globe Life Field in Arlington, the new home of the Texas Rangers.
It isn’t the first time they’ve staged a reunion road trip. One of the most anticipated rock reunions of recent years happened back in 2016 when iconic Guns N’ Roses front man Axl Rose and noted guitar slinger Slash reconnected for the group’s stadium-blasting “Not in This Lifetime” tour.
Formed in 1985 in Los Angles during hair metal’s commercial peak, Guns N’ Roses introduced a style of radio-friendly hard rock that appealed to the power-ballad loving fans of Warrant and Poison, but remained edgy enough to bring in devotees of harder, more metal-forward bands such as Metallica. Guns N’ Roses 1987 debut album Appetite for Destruction is widely regarded as a top all-time hard rock record, and smash-hit singles such as “Paradise City” and “Welcome to the Jungle” still receive steady airplay on mainstream radio, at sporting events and in commercials to this day.
They’ll be in good company at Globe Life Field. Concerts from country great Chris Stapleton, ‘90s alt-rock heroes Green Day and Weezer, Motley Crue, Def Lepperd and Poison also have upcoming shows at the new stadium with a retractable roof.
The last time Rose, Slash and crew soared into town, it was for an August 2016 concert at AT&T Stadium during their previous reunion stretch. Tickets for the just announced 2020 concert will go on sale Friday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. through www.livenation.com.