Guns N’ Roses to Play 2020 Super Bowl Music Festival
Guns N' Roses have announced they will play the 2020 Bud Light Super Bowl Music Festival. The performance is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 31 in Miami, Fla.
Rock and metal fans should know by now not to have any expectations when it comes to an artist being picked to play the Halftime Show — Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are booked for the upcoming one. But thanks to the Super Bowl Music Fest, fans of different genres have a chance to see a show the weekend of the big game.
The festival was first introduced in February of this year, and took place over the three days leading up to the game. Aerosmith was the rock act booked for the first one, and now GN'R are on deck. Joining them on the bill are hip-hop acts DJ Khaled and DaBaby on Jan. 30, and pop group Maroon 5 on Feb. 1.
“The Super Bowl is America’s biggest cultural moment, so it attracts people from a variety of different worlds — it also is a mix of local, national, and international guests," co-executive producer of the festival Amit Dhawan said in a statement. "We plan Super Bowl Music Fest to appeal to the broad demographic of Super Bowl weekend and book different genres nightly — this year, we have hip-hop for EA Sports Bowl on Thursday, classic rock on Friday, and global pop on Saturday."
Tickets for the festival go on sale Monday, Dec. 9. Members of Guns N' Roses' Nightrain fan club can get exclusive access to tickets tomorrow, Dec. 6, through their membership.
Guns N' Roses wrapped up their Not in This Lifetime tour in Las Vegas at the beginning of November. Since its kickoff in 2016, the tour alone has pulled in $584 million, making it one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. That doesn't account for their pre-reunion tours from 2011 to 2014, which followed the release of 2008's Chinese Democracy. In Pollstar's recent end-of-decade statistics, GN'R were named the 13th highest paid touring artist of the decade.
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