Guns N' Roses to reunite at Coachella 2016
Guns N’ Roses founding band members Axl Rose and Slash may reunite at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival set for April 15-17 and April 22-24 next year, Billboard reports.
The band is also negotiating with promoters to play as many as 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016, and is booked to be one of the first acts to play the new Las Vegas Arena, which is currently under construction set to open April 6.
Axl Rose and Slash last played together on July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires and are said to be asking as much as US$3 million per show, with tickets ranging from US$250 to US$275.
The band's first album, Appetite for Destruction, sold 18 million copies and is the biggest-selling debut in U.S. history spending five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and launched the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Sweet Child O' Mine”. They have sold 44.5 million albums total in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America.
Coachella recently hosted Outkast’s reunion performance in 2014 and has built a reputation for hosting the anticipated resurrections of once-retired performers. The festival also hosted the late rapper Tupac Shakur’s posthumous hologram appearance and a reunion for English rock group Pulp in 2012.
Guns N' Roses will arrive a year after two other legendary acts, AC/DC and Steely Dan, headlined the 2015 edition. Last year's festival drew almost 200,000 to the California desert, generating US$84.2 million in revenue, according to Boxscore.
The Guns N’ Roses Coachella reunion has yet to be confirmed by the band and festival representatives as none of them have responded to provide comments regarding the situation.
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