“To all our friends and gunners in South America: The GNR South American 2020 tour dates have been cancelled by the promoters of the shows due to the COVID-19 health mandates and restrictions established by all the various local and national authorities.
However, the safety and well-being of our fans, team and community remains our highest priority. These tour dates will not be rescheduled at this time due to the current impact of COVID-19 around the world.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We are working on putting together a new Latin/South American tour. Please hang in there for further details once dates are locked in.
Local promoters will issue detailed plans for all ticket refunds.”
Earlier today (August 6), Guns N’ Roses’ cover of “Live And Let Die” was played before Donald Trump gave a speech at the Whirlpool Corp.’s washing machine manufacturing plant in Clyde, Ohio. You can see footage of that below. This news comes after the band previously mocked Trump with a limited edition “Live N’ Let Die With COVID 45” shirt after the song was played while he was visiting a N95 mask manufacturing plant in Phoenix, Arizona without wearing a mask.
The White House is playing "Live and Let Die" before Trump's arrival at a thinly disguised campaign event in Ohio that the state's governor cannot attend because he just came down with Covid-19, the disease that killed over 1,400 Americans yesterday. pic.twitter.com/AGumBfSFb8
Guns N’ Roses have announced the rescheduled dates for their European/UK tour. The trek is now scheduled to take place in June 2021.
06/02 Lisbon, POR – Passeio Maritimo de Agles
06/05 Seville, SPA – Estadio Benito Villamarin
06/12 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/18 London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
06/19 London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
06/22 Dublin, IRE – Marlay Park Concert Series
06/24 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
06/30 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion
Guns N’ Roses commented:
“Hey Gunners, picking up where we left off last week, most of our 2020 European tour dates are being rescheduled to June of 2021. The dates kick off in Lisbon, Portugal on June 02nd, 2021. Unfortunately, due to routing and venue availability issues that developed during the postponement process a select few shows were not able to be rescheduled and have been cancelled.
We are forever grateful for your understanding and continued support during these unprecedented times. We are looking forward to getting back on stage.”
Guns N’ Roses’ best-of compilation “Greatest Hits” will be released on vinyl for the first time on September 25. The record will be available as a 2LP set on 180gram audiophile black vinyl, as a 2LP set on silver colored vinyl with red and white splatter, and as a 2LP picture disc. Notably, the vinyl version of the compilation will also include “Shadow Of Your Love” from the 2018 “Appetite For Destruction” box set. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“Greatest Hits” Track Listing:
LP1 – Side G
01. “Welcome To The Jungle”
02. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
03. “Shadow Of Your Love”
Guns N’ Roses have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek is now set to take place in summer 2021.
07/10 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
07/13 Washington, DC – Nationals Park
07/16 Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
07/18 Indianapolis, IN – Lucas Oil Stadium
07/21 Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
07/24 Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
07/26 Toronto, ON – Rogers CEntre
08/03 Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/05 East Rutherford, NJ – Metlife Stadium
08/11 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
08/13 Missoula, MT – Washington Grizzly Stadium
08/16 Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
08/19 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California
Guns N’ Roses commented:
“Hey Gunners, our 2020 North American tour dates are being rescheduled to summer 2021. The trek begins July 10th, 2021 in Milwaukee, WI at Summerfest and will make stops throughout the US and Canada all summer before wrapping in Los Angeles, CA on August 19th, 2021.
Among these stops, many of our existing 2020 shows will move to a new date at the same venue, while unfortunately a select few will need to be canceled due to routing and venue availability issues that developed during the postponement process.
We thank everyone for their patience during this difficult time and look forward to performing for you all next year.”
Earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to give loans to businesses to help them pay their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to a new report, $660 billion was given out to 600,000 companies including ones owned by Slipknot, Green Day, Tool, My Chemical Romance, Guns N’ Roses, Disturbed, Eagles, Nickelback, Papa Roach, Pearl Jam, Weezer, Cheap Trick, and more. One of the aforementioned artists, My Chemical Romance, told Rolling Stone the following about their decision to take a PPP loan:
“Like most tours that were happening this year, My Chemical Romance’s world tour was cancelled. MCR received PPP money to ensure their crew is funded in these times of uncertainty until we are able to be out on the road again. We are so grateful to these skilled, dedicated people – some of them are parents, others caretakers, still others who simply have rent to pay – and this money helps them take care of themselves and their families.”
During a recent interview with Sweetwater‘s Nick Bowcott, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was asked if he has been working on new music during his coronavirus downtime. He responded with the following:
“I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff [McKagan] and I’ve been jamming with Axl [Rose], and I’ve been doing stuff like that, so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artists and whatnot. [I’m] basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for GUNS and whatnot.”