Legendary American hard rock group Guns N' Roses will play at the Home of the Chiefs as part of the Not In This Lifetime Tour on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Arrowhead Events – the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs – announced today.
The concert announcement is the second for Arrowhead Events for the 2016 calendar year and comes on the heels of the most successful special events season in franchise history in 2015. The Guns N' Roses concert is the ninth concert date for Arrowhead Stadium since 2011 and the 49th music concert or festival in the stadium's history.
The show will mark the group's second visit to iconic Arrowhead Stadium, with its first stop coming on September 17, 1992, when the group was joined by Metallica. Guns N' Roses confirmed that they will embark on a massive North American summer stadium tour as founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century's most anticipated musical events. The Not In This Lifetime Tour spans 20 cities, kicking off Thursday, June 23, at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
"We are excited to welcome Guns N' Roses back to Arrowhead for the first time since 1992," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "Guns N' Roses is one of the most iconic rock groups of all time, and we are thrilled to host these legendary performers in the unrivaled concert atmosphere at Arrowhead Stadium."
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, April 8 at 10 a.m. Once on sale, fans can purchase tickets through www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at (800) 745-3000, in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office located between Founder's Plaza and the Hy-Vee Gate on the northwest side of the stadium.
Special presales will take place before the public on-sale with an eight-ticket limit applying to all presales. Jackson County residents will be the first to access the presales at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 6. Arrowhead Stadium suite holders and Chiefs corporate partners will have a presale beginning on Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. Also on Thursday, April 7, tickets will go on sale to Chiefs Season Ticket Members at 10 a.m. and Chiefs Kingdom Rewards Members at 11 a.m. All presales will end at 10 p.m. CT on April 7.
The third of 20 stops on the tour, Kansas City is the only concert in the six-state region of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The show is one of two announced concerts for Arrowhead Stadium in 2016, and marks the ninth concert for the venue since 2011.
About Arrowhead Events
Arrowhead Events, the special events arm of the Kansas City Chiefs organization, is focused on making Arrowhead Stadium an entertainment destination that serves the entire Kansas City region. With more than 76,000 seats and a quarter-million square feet of event space developed as part of major renovations in 2010, Arrowhead Stadium is quickly becoming more than just a venue for football games. In 2015, Arrowhead Events hosted three major concert tours, an international soccer match, the American Royal's World Series of Barbecue and an NCAA FBS football game for the first time since 2011.
Major Arrowhead Stadium Concerts by Year
1973 – Elton John
1974 – Black Oak Arkansas
1975 – Deep Purple; Black Oak Arkansas; Rolling Stones; Beach Boys & Ozark Mountain; Daredevils
1976 – Beach Boys & Doobie Brothers; ZZ Top; Jethro Tull; Earth, Wind & Fire; Johnny Cash; Music Sound Funk Festival; Country Festival
1977 – Peter Frampton
1978 – Summer Rock 1; Willie Nelson; Summer Rock 2
1979 – Ted Nugent
1980 – Super Bowl of Rock & Roll; Doobie Brothers
1982 – Summer Jam 1; Summer Jam II
1984 – Michael Jackson
1988 – Pink Floyd; Monsters of Rock; Drum Corps International
1989 – The Who; Rolling Stones; Drum Corps International
1992 – Guns N' Roses and Metallica; U2
1993 – Paul McCartney
1994 – Pink Floyd
1997 – U2
1998 – George Strait
1999 – George Strait
2001 – George Strait; NSYNC; KC 150 Celebration
2011 – Kenny Chesney; Taylor Swift
2012 – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
2013 – Kenny Chesney
2015 – Rolling Stones; One Direction; Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean
2016 – Guns N' Roses, Kenny Chesney