Guns N' Roses Bring Reunion Tour To A Close, Hint At Future
Guns N' Roses closed out the "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour with their first-ever concert in Hawaii on December 8th. The band's extended final show at Aloha Stadium lasted almost three-and-a-half hours, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Although Guns N' Roses have not given any indication of the band's plans beyond this tour, Axl Rose seemed to hint at a future for them during the encores, telling the crowd, "Thank you very much for the last couple of years, and we hope to keep this thing running, so we’ll see what happens next. We had to get through this first, and you helped us do that. We can’t do what’s next until we finish this."
After the show, the band's Twitter account posted, "Mahalo Hawaii! Thank you for an unforgettable closing night." Guns manager Fernando Lebeis posted a picture of Rose walking backstage in a robe after the concert, alongside a caption that reads "The End...?"
Both guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan -- the other two original members involved in the tour -- tweeted their thanks after the show as well. Slash called the 159-show tour "an amazing ride," while McKagan called the trek "simply unbelievable."
The trio of Rose, Slash and McKagan launched the "Not In This Lifetime" tour with a rare club show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1st, 2016. Now ending its third year, the trek has been seen by over five million fans and is among the five biggest-selling concert tours in music history, with ticket sales of more than $500 million.