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Guns N’ Roses add 2018 European tour dates

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Guns N’ Roses have announced live dates across Europe and Russia for next year on the latest leg of their Not In This Lifetime tour.

Axl Rose and co were recently confirmed as headliners for Download 2018 in the UK – and they’ve now added a further 14 shows which will kick off at Berlin’s Olympiastadion on June 3 and wrap up with a performance at Gothenburg’s Ullevi Stadium on July 21.

Among the new dates are appearances at the Download festivals in France and Spain.

Tickets for the new shows are now available along with VIP packages from the band’s website.

Earlier this year, GNR guitarist Richard Fortus said the band were “tighter and more focused than ever” since fellow guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan rejoined the lineup.

He said: “This tour has exceeded anything that I’ve previously been a part of. The band is tighter than it’s ever been and everyone is extremely focused. It’s been an honour to be a part of it and something that I will always be very proud of.”

He added: “Slash and Duff have the same approach that I do. You play for the song, first and foremost – it’s about working together as a band.

“I don’t think this band has ever sounded better than it does right now. Axl has never sounded better and we’re tighter and more focused than ever.”

Earlier this week, Foo Fighters vocalist and guitarist Dave Grohl joined Guns N’ Roses onstage to perform Paradise City in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Find a list of Guns N’ Roses 2018 tour dates below.

Guns N’ Roses 2018 Not In This Lifetime tour dates

Jun 03: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jun 06: Odense Dyrskueplausen, Denmark
Jun 09: Donington Download Festival, UK
Jun 12: Gelsenkirchen Veltins-Arena, Germany
Jun 18: Paris Download Festival, France
Jun 25: Mannheim Maimarktgelane, Germany
Jun 26: Bordeaux Matmut Stadium, France
Jun 29: Madrid Download Festival, Spain
Jul 05: Nijmegen Goffertpark, Netherlands
Jul 07: Leipzig Festwiese, Germany
Jul 09: Chorzoq Stadion Slaski, Poland
Jul 13: Moscow Spartak Otkritie, Russia
Jul 16: Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Estonia
Jul 19: Oslo Valle Hovin, Norway
Jul 21: Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden

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Scott Munro

News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.