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Guns N’ Roses are kicking off their 2023 world tour dates next month, and they’ve just announced the support lineup for the North American leg.

The band will be joined on the road this summer by Carrie Underwood, The Pretenders, Dirty Honey, The Warning and Alice in Chains. A full list of dates and the corresponding supporting acts are below.

The most surprising name on this list is Underwood, but the country superstar has proven to be big fan of GN’R. Not only has she joined the band on stage before, but Axl Rose has also joined Underwood during previous shows of hers. (A list of Underwood’s rock fandom moments can be seen following the list of GN’R’s North American tour dates.)


Guns N’ Roses – 2023 North American Tour Dates

Aug. 05 – Moncton, NB – Medavie Blue Cross Stadium (with Carrie Underwood)
Aug. 08 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau (with Carrie Underwood)
Aug. 11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium (with The Pretenders)
Aug. 15 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium (with The Pretenders)
Aug. 18 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park (with The Pretenders) ^
Aug. 21 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park (with The Pretenders)
Aug. 24 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field (with The Pretenders)
Aug. 26 – Nashville, TN – GEODIS Park (with Carrie Underwood)
Aug. 29 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center (with Dirty Honey)
Sep. 01 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (with Dirty Honey)
Sep. 03 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre (with The Pretenders)
Sep. 06 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena (with Dirty Honey)
Sep. 09 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (with The Pretenders)
Sep. 12 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena (with The Warning)
Sep. 15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live (with The Warning)
Sep. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Midtown Music Festival
Sep. 20 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum (with Dirty Honey)
Sep. 23 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium (with Alice in Chains)
Sep. 26 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome (with Alice in Chains)
Sep. 28 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park with Alice in Chains)
Oct. 01 – San Diego, CA – Snapdragon Stadium (with Alice in Chains)
Oct. 06 – Indio, CA – Power Trip Festival
Oct. 08 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
Oct. 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field (with Alice in Chains)
Oct. 14 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena ^ (support act to be determined)
Oct. 16 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place (with Alice in Chains)

^ Newly added date

Carrie Underwood: 7 Times She's Shown Her Rock Fandom

Carrie Underwood is one of country music’s biggest stars. However, underneath it all, she clearly has a love for rock.

The singer has shared a stage with one of rock’s most iconic bands and has covered other rock legends. She’s even taken to Twitter to share her love of one heavy band, in particular.

Here’s a look at seven times Carrie Underwood has shown her fandom for rock.

  • Underwood covers 'Welcome to the Jungle' live

    During the October 15, 2022 opening night of her “Denim & Rhinestones” tour, Underwood’s 24-song set included a cover of the Guns N’ Roses classic “Welcome to the Jungle.” BTW: She absolutely belts the hell out of the song.

  • Axl Rose Joins Underwood at Stagecoach, Performs Two GN'R Songs

    Underwood clearly has a lot of love for GN’R, and it seems as though the feeling is mutual. During Underwood’s 2022 headlining set at Stagecoach, Axl Rose joined the singer on stage and sang “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.” When she introduced Rose after singing the first verse of “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” she said to the crowd, “Welcome to the greatest night of my life! Give it up for Axl Rose!”

  • Underwood joins GN'R during two shows in England

    Underwood returned the favor by joining Guns N’ Roses during a two-night stand at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in England in July 2022. During both nights, Underwood joined GN’R on stage to perform “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.” She shared in an Instagram post, “Together again…but this time in London and with a few more friends! Thanks, @gunsnroses, and your crew, for welcoming me into your world like family. And thanks to all the fans who gave these legends the royal welcome that they deserve! I am but a fan who somehow managed to find her way on stage to have a moment of magic with her heroes! How did I get so lucky?”

  • Underwood covers Ozzy Osbourne's 'Mama, I'm Coming Home'

    Underwood covered Osbourne’s ballad “Mama, I’m Coming Home” from his 1991 studio album No More Tears as part of her new Apple Music Session EP released in July 2022. Underwood said of the track, “It’s one of my all-time favorite songs. I’ve always thought it felt a lot like a country song, and I’ve wanted to cover it for a long time.”

  • Underwood Loves Herself Some I Prevail

    I Prevail took to Twitter in September 2022 and shared about their third studio album True Power, “One month of ‘TRUE POWER’. 56M streams. All thanks to you.” Underwood replied to the tweet with, “I think I was a large number of them! [laughing/crying emoji]”

    Lead singer Brian Burkheiser replied to the country superstar with two prayer hand emojis and a grinning emoji.

  • Underwood and I Prevail finally meet each other

    Underwood performed at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on February 26, 2023. I Prevail happened to have formed in the nearby suburb of Southfield, Mich., which lent itself to the perfect opportunity for the singer and the band to meet.

    “I was so excited to have the guys from @iprevailband at the show last night in Michigan!!!” wrote Underwood on social media. ” I tried to play it cool and not fangirl too much! Super great guys!!! I’m hoping I get to catch one of their shows this year!!!”

    In the comments of Underwood’s Instagram post, I Prevail unclean vocalist Eric Vanlerberghe wrote, “There was an equal amount of fangirling haha. Thanks again for having us out! Show was incredible.” Meanwhile, I Prevail clean vocalist Brian Burkheiser wrote, “Thank you for an incredible night!!!”

  • Rose Joins Underwood again on stage

    Rose made a surprise appearance on stage with Underwood during her March 13 tour stop in Los Angeles. Rose and Underwood performed the GN’R classic “Welcome to the Jungle.” Underwood wrote on Instagram, “I’m the luckiest girl in the world…Thanks, Axl, for showing up, once again, to make the great times even better! It’ll forever feel like it was all a dream, but these dreams are my favorite ones!”


    As for Rose, he share a funny behind-the-scenes moment. He wrote on Twitter, “What’s better than leaving @cryptocomarena thru the back stage halls n’ load in with @carrieunderwood listening to Snoop Dogg on a phat ass rolling Bluetooth speaker?!?!”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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