Welcome Back to the Jungle: Guns N’ Roses to reunite after 20yrs
In an emoji-filled tweet on Tuesday, frontman Axl Rose wrote: "It's "confirmed!" Guns N' Roses is Headlining Coachella 2016!!", while Slash posted a GnR picture with a Coachella stamp to his official Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Ok,ok... 🙄It's "confirmed!" Guns N' Roses is Headlining Coachella 2016!! 🍾🎉📰🌋🎯🎤🎛📡😎 See Everyone There!! ❤️😎— Axl Rose (@axlrose) January 5, 2016
Set to rock out on the Californian stage on Saturday, April 16 and again on Saturday, April 23, it is widely speculated that Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan will feature in the lineup, the first time since 1993 when the group toured with "Use Your Illusion".
Many thought there was a one-in-a-million chance the original band would reunite after such a long period, but their patience has been rewarded and they will soon be knocking on the Empire Polo Club’s door trying to get in.
Guns N Roses and LCD Soundsystem reforming- If someone can get me to Coachella they can have my first born child (y'know, if they want...)— Matthew Hambly (@Matt_Hambly) January 5, 2016
It seems their $3 million per show price reported by Billboard may have been met. Not bad for a few hours work.
Slash and Axl had numerous disagreements which saw to the band’s original demise, but Axl has been touring using the name Guns N' Roses, making more than $15 million in Las Vegas recently.
If Guns 'n Roses does a reunion tour this year, then NOTHING is impossible. Do you hear me, Men Without Hats?— Steve Olivas (@steveolivas) January 4, 2016
While it has yet to be confirmed if the reunited group will tour further, it’s widely expected that they will announce a stadium tour of North America in the coming months with the potential to rake in tens of millions of dollars.
For those who are more into dance music, LCD Soundsystem is also reuniting for Coachella this year and will join other headiners such as Calvin Harris, Sufjan Stevens, Disclosure, and Sia.
Best of all, festival-goers headed to the venue near Palm Springs can expect bright April sunshine as opposed to a cold november rain.