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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.
(Photo Source: RollingStone.com)