Guns N' Roses reunion tour: Band set to play two arena shows in Las Vegas before Coachella 2016 headline slot

Axle Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will play the festival the following week

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Tuesday 19 January 2016 17:32
Guns N' Roses back in the glory days
Guns N' Roses back in the glory days

After being announced as this year’s Coachella headliners, Guns N’ Roses have revealed they will be playing two warm-up shows.

The band - now performing with the majority of their classic line-up, including Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan - will play the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas on April 8 and 9, followed by their Coachella set the next week.

This line-up of the band hasn’t played on stage together since 1993, while a drummer has yet to be found for the group. Only last year did guitarist Slash and Axl Rose finally make amends, Slash having previously said a reunion of any kind would not happen.

Rumours of a comeback had been swirling since September 2015, beginning when Slash’s friend and a boss at the Universal Studios theme park John Murdy revealed that the musician had been “talking again” with Rose.

Coachella festival, AKA ‘Reunion Fest’, will also see LCD Soundsystem and Calvin Harris Headline. You can check out the full line-up here.

Earlier this week, Ice Cube spoke about his group N.W.A. possibly reforming at the festival, confirming that he hopes to get everyone back on stage, perhaps even Eazy-E in hologram form.

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