Updated 12/30: Rolling Stone has reported that multiple sources indicate that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose will appear sometime next week on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Rose will address all the rumors that have been floating around about a reunion ever since Slash stated that he and Rose put aside their differences and buried the hatchet between them.
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Billboard reports that multiple sources confirm Guns N’ Roses will headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival on April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, California, to go along with a limited run in North America.
Still no word as to what GNR lineup will hit the stage with Axl Rose and Slash, but most likely Duff McKagan is in, and according to CoS, Matt Sorum will play drums.
Guns N’ Roses are currently negotiating with concert promoters to hit the stage in at least 25 football stadiums across North America. Guns N’ Roses could also be one of the first bands to grace the stage at the brand new Las Vegas Arena, which opens
April 6, 2016. Guns N’ Roses is reportedly asking between the $3 million to $8 million range per show, with ticket prices falling in between $250 and $275.
Rose and Slash last played live together on stage at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on July 17, 1993.
Coachella producer Paul Tollett, United Talent Agency’s Ken Fermaglich and representatives for the band could not be reached for comment. Also not commenting on the upcoming reunion shows are executives at AEG, which will operate the new Las Vegas Arena.
A Guns N’ Roses reunion tour could bring in Star Wars kind of money. Well, maybe not Star Wars kind of money, but a recent GNR tour with just Axl Rose as the only original member grossed more than $15.2 million.
Guns N’ Roses first studio album, Appetite for Destruction, spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 18 million copies, making it the biggest-selling debut album in U.S. history for a band.