The news Guns N’ Roses fans have been waiting for is here…well nearly. It’s been rumored throughout much of 2015, but reports from Billboard seem to confirm the worst kept secret in Rock.
Guns N’ Roses are to reform next Spring.
Founding members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are all reportedly on board, with Matt Sorum replacing original drummer Steven Adler. Reclusive rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin‘s involvement in the reunion is yet to be confirmed by sources.
According to Billboard, the band will play Californian music festival Coachella over the weekends of April 15-17 and April 22-24 before embarking on a 25 date stadium tour that will include being one of the first artists to perform at the new Las Vegas Arena, which opens on April 6th.
The band are reportedly asking for as much as $3 million a show for what will be one of the biggest reunions in music history. Fans will also be expected to pay a premium with tickets hitting a top range of $250-275 (£168-185).
Representatives for the band, as well as Coachella producer Paul Tollett and agent Ken Fermaglich at United Talent Agency, could not be reached for comment. But with the band’s recent update to the orginal logo on their website and a trailer screened before US screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which showed a concert crowd with GNR music overdubbed, it seems like a full on certainty.
Coachella announces it’s line-up on January 5th, so it’s likely we’ll know within the week…