After a huge comeback over the past year, Guns N’ Roses will be taking their Not In This Lifetime Tour across North America again in 2017. After weeks of speculation, the band finally confirmed recently that they would be playing sixteen dates across North America starting July 27 in St. Louis, MO. Now it looks like they may have even more U.S. dates for this summer yet to be announced, including a gig at a very familiar site for music festival goers in Tennessee.
According to an official rules landing page for a ticket giveaway contest run by the tour’s promoter, Live Nation, Slash, Axl, Duff, and the rest of the GnR crew will be making a stop at the location known as Great Stage Park, where Bonnaroo Music Festival is held every June in Manchester, Tennessee. According to the first line on the sixth page of the online document, the concert is listed as "Bonnaroo Site in Manchester, TN scheduled to take place on August 5, 2017," which will be almost two months after Bonnaroo’s four scheduled days on June 8-11 of next year.
From a scheduling and tour routing perspective, a stop in Manchester, TN certainly makes sense. The band will be playing in Denver, CO on August 2 and their next show after that isn’t until August 8 in Miami, FL. Looks like a quick stop in Tennessee on the way down to South Beach would work out perfectly for an additional show. The main stage location of the park is capable of welcoming up to 70,000 music fans when hosting Bonnaroo every summer.