A Guns N’ Roses reunion is one of the great white whales of the rock ‘n roll world. Back in April we told you about the story of Marc Canter — owner of Canter’s Deli in L.A. — and how he’s the key to a a GNR reunion. Fast forward a couple months and the rumor machine about the Coachella line-up is strongly hinting at Axl Rose and Slash reuniting on stage once again.
Guns N’ Roses, with original members Axl Rose and Slash, will headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., set for April 15-17 and April 22-24, according to multiple sources. The reunited band is also negotiating with promoters to play as many as 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016, and is scheduled to 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 as much as $3 million per show, with tickets topping out in the $250-$275 range.
The last show Axl Rose and Slash played together was on July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. Guns N’ Roses’ most recent tour, which only included Axl Rose from the original lineup, took place primarily in South America and The Joint in Las Vegas, grossing $15.2 million.
Hmmm… Tickets topping out in the $250-$275 range? Hmmm… My favorite reaction is coming from the comments of the Live For Live Music Facebook page: