Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has opened up about the future of the band, as their hugely successful reunion tour comes to a close.
In early 2016, the music world was undoubtedly shocked to learn that a reunited Guns N’ Roses were getting ready for their aptly-titled ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour. With original guitarist Slash back in the fold, as well as bassist Duff McKagen, fans were witnessing something that they thought was never going to happen.
Since the tour first kicked off in April of 2016, the band have been out on the road constantly, visiting Australia in early 2017, and planning to keep on playing until their tour wraps up in Hawaii next month.
While Slash recently revealed that the tour was only supposed to last for five shows, Axl Rose promised Australian fans that they would be back for another tour at some point.
Now, the famed frontman has opened up about the group’s future after their current tour.
Speaking to Abu Dhabi Ignition, Axl Rose explained that the band still have many places where they want to perform.
“We’ve toured the world a few times over, but there are always places where we still haven’t performed,” he explained. “We played Iceland for the first time this year and we’re playing Hawaii for the first time this December – there are always places left to go.”
Noting his love of locations like Las Vegas, Rose noted, “I’m sure we’ll be back.”
“New York will always be special for me,” he continued. “When we were in LA we were playing the Hollywood club scene, but New York is where we wanted to be. We have done so many performances there over the years – the city holds a lot of memories.”
“We all want to do the best we can for the fans – they come wanting a big performance and that is what we want to give them.”
While there have been no immediate plans for the future of Guns N’ Roses set out, Slash – who is set to tour Australia in early 2019 – has expressed his desire to record new material with the band at some point.
“It’s been talked about,” Slash revealed. “I think everybody wants to do it, and we’ll just see what happens. We’ve been busy doing this running around the planet.”
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Slash Ft Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Australian Tour
Monday, January 28th, 2019
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Brisbane Convention Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, February 1st, 2019
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
RAC Arena, Perth, WA