Guns N' Roses Reuniting, Will Headline Coachella 2016 and Tour Arenas
After much speculation, the original Guns N' Roses lineup featuring Slash, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan are reportedly reuniting next year for a headline performance at Coachella Music & Arts Festival, followed by a possible stadium tour.
According to Billboard, the band's classic lineup will headline the 2016 Indio, California, festival and are currently in talks to play 25 stadium shows in North America next summer, including a performance at the new Las Vegas Arena on April 6, which would serve as one of the venue's first shows.
It is believed that the band are asking for as much as $3 million per show and tickets could cost up to $275, with the band reportedly asking for nearly $8 million for a performance at Quebec's Amnesia Rockfest (For perspective, System of a Down were only paid $2 million last year).
All of the Guns N' Roses reunion rumors started after the band's current (well, former now) guitarists, Bumblefoot and DJ Ashba, left the band earlier this year. Shortly thereafter, it was reported that Slash and Axl Rose were on "friendly" terms again and were in discussions regarding reuniting the band.
Rumors began to solidify following some comments from the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, who had been working closely with Slash, as well as a friend of McKagan's wife, who drunkenly shouted "Guns N' Roses are coming back motherf*ckers!" during an impromptu video interview.
The band later updated their website to feature their classic logo, along with new merchandise featuring all original members of the band, which was significant considering there had been a longstanding copyright battle between Slash and Axl Rose.