Guns N’ Roses will extend their top-grossing Not in This Lifetime tour into 2018 with a series of summer dates that includes a headlining slot at the Download Festival.
The newly announced shows begin June 3 in Germany, where a stop in Berlin marks the first in a series of European dates that run through July 21, when the band’s scheduled to conclude this Not in This Lifetime leg in Gothenburg, Sweden. Along the way, they’ll serve as the final headliners at Download in Donnington on July 18, capping a bill that also includes Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold.
“It’s great to have this iconic line up of Guns N’ Roses headlining at Download,” enthused promoter Andy Copping. “I am sure I am not alone when I say I have been wanting this to happen for years. It will be an incredible show and will be one of the highlights of the Download weekend.”
Boasting a revamped lineup that includes the return of founding members Slash and Duff McKagan, the tour has earned widespread critical acclaim — and a whole bunch of money. As recently reported, GNR’s Not in This Lifetime dates have pulled in an estimated $300 million so far; clearly, the band isn’t ready to let it end.