Always On The Guns: Lenny Kravitz to open Guns N’ Roses dates at Gillette Stadium

Guns N’ Roses is calling on an old friend for the “Not In This Lifetime Tour,” at least for a few dates, as Lenny Kravitz will open the two shows at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on July 19 and July 20, and will then perform through the tour’s second date in East Rutherford, N.J. July 24.

Alice In Chains — who opened for Guns at their two-night stand warm-up in Las Vegas last month — joins the tour from opening night, June 23 in Detroit at Ford Field and will perform through the tour’s second Chicago date at Soldier Field on July 3.

Demand for tickets to the Not In This Lifetime Tour continue at an unprecedented pace as additional shows were recently announced, including Chicago (July 3), Foxborough (July 20), New York City (July 24) and two brand new dates in Los Angeles (Aug. 18 and 19). A full list of tour dates is below.

On his breakthrough 1991 album Mama Said, Kravitz was joined by Slash on two singles, “Fields of Joy” and “Always on the Run,” the latter of which the GnR guitarist co-wrote. Kravitz joined the band for a blowout performance of the track at their gig in Paris in 1992 during the legendary Use Your Illusion tour which can be seen below.

One million fans and counting will be part of the most celebrated music event of the past few decades when Guns N’ Roses tour kicks off June 23 in Detroit. The band launched their return in spectacular fashion, beginning with the Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1 for their first live performance in more than 20 years followed by back-to-back arena shows in Las Vegas, then Coachella for two weekends (April 16 and April 23) including a trip south of the border for two sold out stadium shows in Mexico on April 19 and 20. April saw almost 500,000 fans alone in North America.

The reconfigured Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, bassist Duff McKagan, Slash, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, rhythm guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and new keyboardist Melissa Reese. Currently, Rose is filling the lead singer slot for AC/DC as the rock band are making up their European dates without the services of longtime frontman Brian Johnson, whose hearing issues have him indefinitely sidelined.

June 23: Detroit, MI, Ford Field*
June 26: Washington, DC, FEDEXFIELD*
June 29: Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium*
July 1: Chicago, IL, Soldier Field*
July 3: Chicago, IL, Soldier Field*
July 6: Cincinnati, OH, Paul Brown Stadium
July 9: Nashville, TN, Nissan Stadium
July 12: Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
July 14: Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
July 16: Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre
July 19: Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium**
July 20: Foxborough, MA, Gillette Stadium**
July 23: East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium**
July 24: East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium**
July 27: Atlanta, GA, Georgia Dome
July 29: Orlando, FL, Camping World Stadium
July 31: New Orleans, LA, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
August 3: Arlington, TX, AT&T Stadium
August 5: Houston, TX, NRG Stadium
August 9: San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park
August 12: Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
August 15: Glendale, AZ, University of Phoenix Stadium
August 18: Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
August 19: Los Angeles, CA, Dodger Stadium
August 22: San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium
* – with Alice In Chains
** – with Lenny Kravitz