According to a new rumor on the MyGNR forum, Guns N’ Roses currently have 25 dates planned (so far) for their reunion tour, and the reason they haven’t announced the reunion is the Coachella Festival. A member posted:
“I have a few friends at Live Nation, AEG & Ticketmaster. I know from the conversations I’ve had, this is definitely happening. As absurd as it sounds, the biggest hold up right now is whether they are doing Coachella or not. If they do Coachella, and as of now they are, they can’t announce the tour until January. LN/Ticketmaster, does not want GNR to do Coachella, so they can announce earlier. but GNR does.
As of now there is 25 dates.”
GNRTruth admin MSL recently made posted about rumors of Guns N’ Roses playing at the Coachella Festival next year in Indio, CA. He posted, “I’ve seen Coachella mentioned in a few articles for this rumored GNR tour featuring the return of slash. Figured I’d poke around a bit today. Spoke to a friend at Goldenvoice who didn’t want to say too much, but said ‘clock is ticking’ and that the Coachella lineup is scheduled to be released January 5th.”
He later posted, “Promoters make offers all the time for Axl and Slash to get back together, so it’s difficult to say for sure what the end result will be and what stage things are at…but my buddy was under the impression that Coachella’s offer is/was for Axl/Slash/Duff and that if GNR can deliver those three, it doesn’t matter what the rest of the lineup is.”
Coachella’s 2016 festival will take place on April 15-17 and April 22-24. The festival is known for booking major reunions, getting Jane’s Addiction to reunite in 2001 and Rage Against The Machine to reunite in 2007.
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx recently spilled the beans on a Guns N’ Roses reunion. Sixx is the second prominent musician to reveal the band is reuniting, after former Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland told Alternative Nation last week. A fan asked Sixx on Twitter last night if Guns N’ Roses were reuniting, and Sixx had a definitive response: ‘THEY ARE. EVERYBODY KNOWS.’ Sixx plays with former Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba in Sixx:A.M., who he has a clear source in the Guns N’ Roses family.
Melodic Rock is reporting that the lineup will be Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, and Dizzy Reed.