Guns N' Roses Have Announced a 2021 Stadium Tour of Australia and New Zealand
According to the rock band, international tours may be on the horizon.
UPDATE Monday, September 27: Guns N' Roses Australian and New Zealand tour has been postponed to November and December 2022. You can find all the details at the Guns N' Roses website.
"Stadium rock is back!" pronounces the tour poster for the newly announced Guns N' Roses tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour, scheduled for November 2021, is the first international stadium tour announcement since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The eight-stop tour will hit Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide and Perth, as well as Wellington and Dunedin, between Saturday, November 6, 2021 and Wednesday, November 24, 2021.
The idea of stadium shows doesn't feel too far fetched after the latest State of Origin match was played in front of a full crowd following the rolling back of event restrictions in Queensland. New Zealand stadiums are also back to full capacity and Sydney is hosting a pair COVID-safe stadium gigs on Saturday, November 28 and Saturday, December 5. The biggest challenge to the tour going ahead will be Australian borders, which remain shut with no clear indication of when they may reopen.
It's been a while between drinks for Guns N' Roses fans, with the rock band last touring Australia in 2017 on the Not in This Lifetime tour, the first tour to see founding members Axel Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan all take the stage together in over a decade. Following the tour, the band left fans hanging with Slash tweeting that the band would be back Down Under soon. Three years on and fans are waiting for a November Rain singalong in a packed stadium.
GUNS N' ROSES AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND TOUR DATES 2021
Gold Coast – Saturday, November 6, Metricon Stadium
Adelaide – Tuesday, November 9, Adelaide Oval
Melbourne – Thursday, November 11, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sydney – Sunday, November 14, ANZ Stadium
Wellington – Friday, November 19, Sky Stadium
Dunedin – Sunday, November 21, Forsyth Barr Stadium
Perth – Wednesday, November 24, Optus Stadium
Members of Guns N' Roses Nightrain Club will have access to pre-sale tickets on Monday, November 23 from gunsnroses.com. General public tickets are on sale on Thursday, November 26 from Ticketek Australia and New Zealand.
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Published on November 19, 2020 by Ben Hansen