Guns N’ Roses has been officially confirmed as a headliner for the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which will take place on the weekends of April 15th through the 17th and April 22nd through the 24th at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California. Guns N’ Roses will play on April 16th and April 23rd.
Although the lineup of the band has yet to be announced, original guitarist Slash and founding bassist Duff McKagan both shared the Coachella announcement on their Facebook pages — seemingly confirming that they will be playing alongside singer Axl Rose as widely speculated. It is not known at present if any of the band’s other original members will appear.
Also scheduled for Coachella is the reunion of LCD Soundsystem as well as Volbeat, The 1975, Of Monsters And Men, Foals, M83, Chvrches, Silversun Pickups, Cold War Kids and dozens more acts.
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m. via Coachella.com.
Meanwhile, Axl Rose’s scheduled appearance on Tuesday night’s (January 5th) edition of ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live was canceled. As of early Monday (January 4th), Rose was listed as the show’s first guest for the broadcast but his name was removed from the site by mid-afternoon. No reason has been given for him dropping out.
According to Billboard, the Guns reunion — which sources say has been in the works for two years — is also seeking to mount a 25-city stadium tour, with the band reportedly asking for anywhere from $3 million to $5 million a show.
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