Summer 2016’s 30 Biggest Rock Tours
The summer 2016 concert season promises to bring some of rock's biggest acts to your hometown, topped – as if you haven't heard – by Guns N’ Roses' celebrated reunion tour. Click through the above gallery for the latest.
Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are back onstage together for the first time in more than two decades. The trio, along with keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer, launched the tour earlier this month in Las Vegas, then staged headline-making appearances at Coachella a couple weeks later.
Rose suffered a broken foot before it started, but nothing has slowed him down. He'll be appearing with not one, but two legendary classic rock bands this summer, as he takes over as a guest vocalist for a series of European dates with AC/DC.
Guns N' Roses weren't the only groups dealing with health woes as the summer touring season loomed. Kiss appeared as a trio after Paul Stanley was sidelined, and ZZ Top pushed back a string of dates when Dusty Hill suffered a fractured shoulder. Look for shows from confirmed road warriors like Paul McCartney and Steely Dan, as well as a pair of recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Steve Miller and Cheap Trick. That's just the beginning. The above gallery outlines the rest of the season's highlights.