A little behind schedule as usual, Guns N’ Roses have postponed their entire summer tour, including the July 24 date at Target Field – leaving only one Twin Cities stadium concert on the books for summer 2020.
Coming the same day Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy postponed their Aug. 11 show at the Twins ballpark till 2021, the GNR show will also purportedly be rescheduled. Axl & Co. did not specify if they, too, will wait till next year.
“The North American tour is being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution,” GNR’s statement read. The tour was supposed to start at Summerfest in Milwaukee on July 4. Smashing Pumpkins had been tapped to open some dates, but a warm-up act had not yet been announced for Minneapolis.
As with most Ticketmaster-sold concerts during the COVID-19 crisis, fans will have to wait until makeup dates are announced to seek refunds if they do not want to hold onto their tickets.
In other cancellation news, the Black Crowes also called off their Aug. 13 stop at Xcel Energy Center along with the rest of their tour on Monday.
By our count, that leaves only one big stadium gig and two major arena concerts still on the books for summer in Minnesota. The Motley Crue, Def Leppard and Poison date at U.S. Bank Stadium on June 27 weirdly still hasn't been delayed. Also Dan + Shay’s Target Center date – already postponed from early April -- is still on the calendar for Aug. 29, and Harry Styles’ Xcel Energy Center show on July 19 still hasn’t been formally postponed. Clearly, though, there’s only one direction for young Harry to go.