The enormously successful Guns N’ Roses reunion tour is reportedly close to announcing its long-rumoured European dates.
The band’s knowingly-titled ‘Not In This Lifetime… Tour’ began with a series of shows in the US in April before criss-crossing North America more fully between June and August.
The reunited line-up of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are now touring central and South America, and have announced dates in Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai for next year.
Now the Irish Times reports that the band are planning to begin the European leg of their tour with a huge show at Dublin’s 82,300-capacity Croke Park in July. According to the report, “It should be confirmed before Christmas.”
It has previously been reported that the band’s European dates will include a headline set at Download Festival in Donington Park, Leicestershire in June.
In September it was reported that the band’s reunion tour has already grossed £90 million, making it the highest-grossing tour of the year to date in North America. Their run of stadium shows were attended by over a million fans in the US and Canada.
However, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett has recently suggested the band have become “somewhat of a nostalgia act” with the reunion tour, something he branded “sad”.