Figured I'd give an update on the only concrete evidence we have of an opener so far. Not sure if anyone remotely cares, but this is big for me because it could mean the crossover of my two favorite bands of all time.
Okay so my only evidence that AWOLNATION is going to be opening the first part of this tour is all over the place, so stay with me.
AWOLNATION currently has 2 members of another band named Irontom touring with them, Zack and Dan. Irontom are about to be on the road opening for this fairly small band Arkells. That tour starts on October 4th and goes to October 7th. On October 7th, both bands play San Francisco, then the tour drops off for another month. Both Irontom and Arkells don't tour again till November 2nd in Detroit.... That's almost a full month. Odd right?
On October 8th, one day after Irontoms members come off tour is the day GNR start their tour in Philly. When Irontom and Arkells do in fact go back on tour, its November 2nd in Detroit, the same night GNR play Detroit....
Zack (AWOL/Irontom Guitarist) has been known to fly around the US to catch both Irontom and AWOLNATION shows within the span of 24 hours, so I don't see it being a problem getting from Cali to Philly in 24 hours.
Theres also the fact that AWOL were supposed to open for GNR in South America....
But as we all know, could be something, could be nothing.