After what felt like weeks of speculation, it sounds like Guns ‘n’ Roses’ original lineup will indeed be reuniting in 2016. Over the last couple of weeks, rumors that the original GNR lineup would be reuniting in 2016 had been floating around the internet, though there was no official confirmation or even a denial. On Tuesday (Dec. 29), Billboard reported that some sources have confirmed that the 80s band will be making their long-awaited reunion at 2016’s Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
In addition to the one-of-a-kind reunion, which will take place in the spring, the sources have also unveiled that there is currently talk of the band hitting the road in the summer of 2016 for a stadium tour. The sources reveal that the original lineup, which will include Slash and Axl Rose, are in the middle of negotiations with concert promoters. If the band has their way, they can be playing at least 25 North American football stadiums in the summer including a show at the new Las Vegas Arena. In total, they can make up to $3 million per show.
The somewhat confirmation comes 22 years since the last time Slash and Rose played together at the River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires in July of 1993. Speculations of their reunion began last week when a cryptic update was made to the band’s website. The second cryptic hint came via a video teaser that played before screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. the video shows a crazed crowd cheering while Rose’s “You know where you are?” from “Welcome to the Jungle” is heard over the loud cheers.
GNR will follow a slew of big artists who made their big reunions on the Coachella stage. Rage Against the Machine reunited there in 2007, My Bloody Valentine in 2009, Pulp in 2012, and OutKast in 2014.
Coachella 2016 is set to hit Indio, CA during two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Tickets are currently available, and if the rumors are 100% true, then, it might be a good idea to get them now than wait.