Guns N' Roses Confirms First Live Date Of 2019

April 5, 2019

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Guns N' Roses is the first act to be announced for the return of the Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center from Friday, September 27th, through Sunday, September 29th. This will mark the first live appearance for Guns since they played in Hawaii in December 2018.

The full Louder Than Life lineup will be announced on Monday, April 8th, the same day as tickets go on sale at 9:00 a.m. ET.

Guns N' Roses' "Not In This Lifetime" tour began three years ago in April 2016, and after 159 shows in 41 countries, it played its last date at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 8th, 2018. The trek is now believed to be the second-highest-grossing tour of all time, having earned more than $500 million since it launched.

Since the end of the tour last year, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan have both returned to solo endeavors. There has been speculation that Guns N' Roses will record a new LP, but no official announcement has been made yet.

Story source: press release

SIDE NOTES: Slash's ex-wife, Perla Hudson, is selling off "exotic and erotic" items from their 14 years of marriage. The collection comes directly from their personal possessions and ranges in date from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. It includes items from Slash's personal and professional wardrobe, significant music awards, RIAA gold record awards, furniture from his home, artwork related to his career, one of his top hats and much more. The auction will take place online and at New York's Hard Rock Cafe on May 17th and May 18th.

INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?

Carlos Vieira wrote: "they won't record a new album. They will keep playing live until one of them can no longer tour or play live properly. Expect the setlist to be very similar to the NITL shows. In the meantime they will use Richard Fortus to lie in the mainstream press about a new album."

Darrel Eddings wrote: "After this, please report for your appointment in an L.A. recording studio. Thank You."

George Soltis wrote: "It will never be a real reunion as long as Izzy and Steve are alive and kicking and not in the band. And dump the second keyboard player. What a waste!"

Jonas Lindqvist wrote: "I guess Guns & Divorces will be touring for the rest of their lives."