By DONNA BALANCIA
INGLEWOOD, California – Guns N’ Roses is set to play the new SoFi Stadium on August 8, making them the first rockers to perform at the brand-new venue. In the meantime, the Los Angeles Rams posted a pic of construction progress at the Inglewood venue.
Before Guns N’ Roses hits the stage at SoFi Stadium, the new home of the LA Rams and LA Chargers will first host Taylor Swift in July and Kenny Chesney in August.
Guns N’ Roses kicks off the North American Summer Tour on July 4 in Milwaukee before making its highly anticipated arrival at the ultra-modern Inglewood stadium.
Guitarist Slash, lead singer Axl Rose, bassist Duff McKagan and the crew will tour abroad in the spring before coming home for summer, with dates in Mexico City (March 14), Sao Paolo Brazil (April 3), Firenze, Italy (June 12) and Dublin, Ireland (June 27).
The Smashing Pumpkins are set to open for Guns N’ Roses during the summer stadium tour in several East Coast locations: Philadelphia; Detroit; Washington, D.C.; Boston; East Rutherford, New Jersey; and Toronto.
Tickets for the GNR show at SoFi Stadium are available here.
The U.S. leg of the world tour wraps up in Missoula, Montana, on Aug. 26.
Meanwhile, the construction on the home of the Los Angeles Rams and LA Chargers is coming along. The Rams posted a pic of the new translucent roof going up at SoFi Stadium. Check it out here.
Another anticipated rock show brings Def Leppard, Motley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts SoFi Stadium on Sept. 5.
SoFi Stadium will host some of the world’s most important upcoming events after it opens this summer. In addition to being the home of the two Los Angeles-based NFL franchises, SoFi hosts Super Bowl LVI in 2022, the College Football Championship Game in 2023, and the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in 2028.