U.S. music industry magazine Billboard says that it has obtained “confirmation” that GUNS N’ ROSES, featuring singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash, will headline next year’s edition of the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, set to take place April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, California. The band is also in talks to play as many as 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016. In addition, GN’R will be one of the first acts to play the new Las Vegas Arena, set to open April 6. GUNS N’ ROSES is said to be asking up to $3 million per show, with tickets topping out in the $250-$275 range.
The official lineup for Coachella will be announced on or around January 5.
An advertisement for what appears to be a GUNS N’ ROSES reunion tour is playing before “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The ad shows a raucous crowd with the band jamming in the background and Axl Rose riling the already hyped crowd up even more, but not much else.
The image on GUNS N’ ROSES‘ official web site has also been changed — and now it’s the band’s old logo. The previous website was deleted entirely, and is now only displaying the logo.
Fans quickly took note of the update, fueling speculation that the band is planning to announce a reunion of the classic GN’R lineup.