Speculations on Slash and Rose reuniting as part of Guns N’ Roses have rumbled on for months. The first reunion rumour was ignited by updates to the band’s website while the second was during the screenings of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“, where a footage of concert crowd was shown with GN’R music overdubbed.
The band is apparently planning to play at a total of 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016. However, they are still in negotiations with promoters. So far, the band has only been booked to be one of the first acts to perform at the new Las Vegas Arena, which is set to open on 6th April 2016. It was said that the band was asking as much as USD3 million per show. The tickets range from USD250 to USD275.
Slash and Rose last played together on 17th July 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires. The band’s debut album “Appetite for Destruction”, which was released in 1987, hit the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 a year after its release due to their sensational hit song titled “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. The album is the 11th best-selling album in the US and it has sold 30 million copies worldwide, including 18 million units in the US. The 8th song in the “G N’ R Lies” album reached the #2 spot on the Billboard 200.
In 2012, the band’s classic lineup, alongside later members Reed and drummer Matt Sorum, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year of eligibility.
The band’s reunion lineup is unclear as details regarding their reunion at next year’s Coachella have yet to be confirmed.
Please don’t let this just be a rumour, Guns N’ Roses. We want you back!