UPDATE 27/09/21: Over a month out from the original start date of their 2021 tour, Guns N’ Roses have announced their upcoming Australian visit will now take place in November and December of 2022. Full updated dates are available below.
“Australia, we can’t wait to see you bigger and better next Summer,” the group said in an accompanying announcement, which arrived just days after the release of their second single of 2021, “Hard Skool”.
“We worked for months with the various state governments trying to create a safe environment so that the Guns N’ Roses tour could proceed this year,” added Paul Dainty AM, President & CEO of TEG DAINTY. “Despite our best efforts it recently became clear that we could not proceed in 2021 and it has taken time to finalise a plan where we could be confident of completing a national tour of Australia next year.
“This will be the biggest stadium rock tour of Summer 2022 with hundreds of people on the road, a massive production and logistics involved.”
All previously-purchased tickets remain valid for the new dates, while new tickets are also on sale now.
More than eight months on from their last public concert, and almost four years since their last tour of the country, rock icons Guns N’ Roses have announced that they’ll be heading back to Australia next year.
One of the first major concert announcements during the COVID era, Guns N’ Roses have revealed they will be appearing at Australian stadiums in November of 2021, with large-scale shows taking place in the Gold Coast, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth.
“Announcing an international tour of this magnitude as we come out of the most challenging year in the history of live entertainment is truly gratifying,” promoter Paul Dainty said in a statement.
“We’re all eager to return to business as usual and who better to lead the charge into international stadium touring than the mighty Guns N’ Roses! Witnessing the classic line-up of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, reunited, on Australian stages during this historic band’s previous ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour was an unforgettable experience for fans and the reviews were unanimously glowing.
“In 2021 Australians can look forward to the return of large-scale stadium events such as this and, let’s face it, Guns N’ Roses deliver every single time.”
Of course, the tour promoters do point out that the tour will be committed to providing a COVID Safe environment, and will be working with public health authorities to ensure the safety of patrons at these forthcoming shows.
Guns N’ Roses last performed in Australia for a series of shows back in early 2017 as part of their ‘Not in This Lifetime’ Tour. Named for the words reportedly spoken by Axl Rose in regards to whether the band’s Use Your Illusion-era lineup would ever perform together again, the tour ended up becoming the second highest-grossing tour of all time, with over $584,200,000 USD being raised across 158 shows.
Selling over 350,000 tickets during their last local tour, guitarist Slash promised fans that Guns N’ Roses would return to Australia once again, though no details were specified at the time. Since the tour, the band have been rumoured to be recording a new album, with Slash confirming that new material was being written during a 2019 interview.
Guns N’ Roses Australian Tour 2022
Friday, November 18th, 2022
(Previously Wednesday, November 24th, 2021)
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2022
(Previously Tuesday, November, 16th, 2021)
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
Thursday, November 24th, 2022
(Previously Saturday, November 6th, 2021)
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday, November 27th, 2022
(Previously Sunday, November 14th, 2021)
Stadium Australia, Sydney, NSW (Formerly ANZ Stadium)
Tuesday, November 29th, 2022
(Previously Tuesday, November 9th, 2021)
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
(Previously Thursday. November 11th, 2021)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now via TEG Dainty