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The Smashing Pumpkins Will Open the First Leg of Guns N’ Roses Summer Stadium Tour

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The last time I saw the mostly-reunited Guns N’ Roses, at Madison Square Garden in 2017, they didn’t have an opening act, and I was fine with that. I mean, the band plays for three-and-a-half-fucking-hours. It’s not as though anyone could complain that they didn’t get enough show for their money.

But it looks like GN’R will be back to employing a more traditional model for their upcoming North American summer stadium tour: they’ve announced that The Smashing Pumpkins will open six of the first seven dates of the tour. Which is kinda funny, ’cause the Pumpkins’ first album, Gish, came out just a few months before Use Your Illusion, and the band was eventually considered one of the hot alt-rock acts whose success signaled the demise of GN’R and other glam-friendly bands like them. Also, both bands now have the same number of original members (three).

ANYWAY, here are the dates if you need ’em:

July 4 — Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest [tickets]
July 8 — Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park (w/ The Smashing Pumpkins) [tickets]
July 11 — Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park (w/ The Smashing Pumpkins) [tickets]
July 13 — Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre (w/ The Smashing Pumpkins) [tickets]
July 16 — Washington, DC @ Nationals Park (w/ The Smashing Pumpkins) [tickets]
July 18 — East Rutherford, NJ @ Metlife Stadium (w/ The Smashing Pumpkins) [tickets]
July 21 — Boston, MA @ Fenway Park (w/ The Smashing Pumpkins) [tickets]
July 24 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field [tickets]
July 26 — Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field [tickets]
July 29 — Denver, CO @ Dick’s Sporting Good Park [tickets]
Aug. 2 — Seattle, WA T-Mobile Park [tickets]
Aug. 5 — San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park [tickets]
Aug. 8 — Los Angeles, CA @ Sofi Stadium [tickets]
Aug. 12 — Atlanta, GA @ Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field [tickets]
Aug. 15 — Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium [tickets]
Aug. 18 — Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field [tickets]
Aug. 21 — Indianapolis @ Lucas Oil Stadium [tickets]
Aug. 23 — Fargo, ND @ FargoDome [tickets]
Aug. 26 — Missoula, MT @ Grizzly Stadium [tickets]

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