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Guns N’ Roses Duff McKagan announces 2024 UK and European solo tour

Duff McKagan has announced a series of UK and European tour dates, set to kick off later this year. Find a list of new dates and ticket details below.

Announced today (April 15), the new run of tour dates come following the Guns N’ Roses bassist dropping his latest studio album ‘Lighthouse’ towards the end of last year.

The LP marked his third album as a solo artist, following on from 1993’s debut ‘Believe In Me’ and 2019’s ‘Tenderness’. It also starred guest appearances including Iggy Pop, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, and longtime Guns N’ Roses bandmate Slash.

Now, the bassist, singer and songwriter has confirmed that he will be headed across the pond for some tour dates in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

The dates will kick off on September 30 with an opening night at the Dublin Academy in Ireland and will continue throughout October – commencing with a show at Oran Mor in Glasgow on the 2nd.

Other UK dates take place across the first week of the month and include a slot at the Academy 2 venue in Manchester, followed by a slot at the Islington Assembly Hall in London on October 3 and 5 respectively.

European tour dates start with a show in Utrecht on October 7, followed by stops in Cologne, Munich, Brno, Warsaw and Berlin. The final shows wrap up with dates in Milan, Paris, Stockholm and more.

Tickets go on sale at 10am GMT this Friday (April 19) and will be available here. Pre-sale options and VIP packages are also available, and you can visit here for more information. Check out the full list of dates in the poster above.

The news of the tour dates also comes shortly after McKagan shared the expanded edition of ‘Lighthouse’ – featuring eight additional tracks along with three exclusive live performance videos filmed last December at Easy Street Records in Seattle. The new recordings included a stripped-down acoustic rendition of the album standout, ‘I Just Don’t Know’. Check it out below.

Around the time of the album release, McKagan shared his thoughts on the use of AI in songwriting, revealing that he has no plans to let the technology “affect my creativity”.

Discussing how his personal life and long-running interest in history acted as inspiration for the upcoming LP during an In Conversation with Dan Jones, the musician and songwriter also shared his thoughts on the increasing use of AI, and confirmed he has no plans to be experimenting with the technology any time soon.

“You’re gonna always have guys like me who [have] just got their middle finger up. They’re gonna just keep creating and not even pay attention to it, really,” he began. “I don’t pay attention to it. I’m not worried about it. It’s not gonna affect my creativity.”

He continued, saying he instead opts to draw inspiration from the support he has from his family. “I’ve got a really good situation at home… having that kind of ease at home and that support has really done wonders for me.

“That tenderness and that passion and that sense of roundedness and love and harmony, allied with that deep sort of punk rock sensibility [has] created this incredible, unique sound on ‘Lighthouse’.”

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