After Guns N’ Roses wrapped up the European leg of their ongoing world tour in Germany on Friday July 15, lead singer Axl Rose thanked fans in a message that dedicated the trek to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and expressed his gratitude to country singer Carrie Underwood for her help on stage.
The thank you note came after Guns N’ Roses ran into trouble on the road. Rose recently acknowledged the health issues he was facing; he was working with a vocal coach after adjusting his voice in concert due to illness. The group canceled a concert because of this.
Hawkins died at age 50 in March. In the Saturday July 16 post, Rose said: “It’s just a simple gesture and it’s embarrassing to deal with the gravity of something like this, but in an effort to pay tribute we would like to dedicate this tour to our friend Taylor Hawkins.”
The Guns N’ Roses singer continued, “Taylor was a really great guy and it was always great to see him! He was always welcome on tour for the past few years! It’s such an awful thing and hearts go to his family, friends, bandmates and all who love him.”
Clearly in a grateful mood after the tour, Rose then shouted out to frequent onstage guest Underwood for “coming all the way to the UK for a show in Tottingham”, joking, “At least someone could sing! “
He also showed his love and support for the “Ukrainian people and their noble and horrifying fight for freedom”.
See Guns N’ Roses’ remaining 2022 tour dates under his full post. Get tickets here.
Axl’s Message to GN’R Fans – July 16, 2022
Guns N’ Roses Fall 2022 World Tour Dates
September 1 – Manaus, Brazil @ Arena de Amazonia
September 4 – Recife, Brazil @ Arena Pernambuco
September 8 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock in Rio
September 11 – Goiania, Brazil @ Estadio Serra Dourado
September 13 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Estadio do Mineirao
September 16 – Ribeirao Preto, Brazil @ Arena Eurobike
September 18 – Florianópolis, Brazil @ Hard Rock Live
September 21 – Curtiba, Brazil @ Pedreira Paulo Leminski
September 24 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Allianz Parque
September 26 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Gremio
September 30 – Buenos Aires, Brazil @ Estadio River Plate
October 2 – Montevideo, Uruguay @ Estadio Centenario
October 5 – Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Nacional
October 8 – Lima, Peru @ Estadio San Marcos
October 11 – Bogota, Colombia @ Estadio Nemesio
October 12 – Bogota, Colombia @ Estadio Nemesio
October 15 – Mérida, Mexico @ Juntos Haremos Historia
October 18 – Guadalajara, Mexico @ Estadio Akron
October 21 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Estadio Cuidad
October 23 – Monterrey, Mexico @ Estadio Mobil Super
November 5 – Saitama, Japan @ Super Arena
November 6 – Saitama, Japan @ Super Arena
November 18 – Perth, Australia @ Optus Stadium
November 22 – Bribane, Australia @ Suncorp Stadium
November 24 – Gold Coast, Australia @ Metricon Stadium
November 27 – Sydney, Australia @ Accor Stadium
November 29 – Adelaide, Australia @ Oval Stadium
December 3 – Melbourne, Australia @ Cricket Ground
December 8 – Wellington, New Zealand @ Sky Staidum
December 10 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Eden Park
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