For the first time in nearly two decades, Guns N’ Roses’ Slash and Axl were finally on speaking terms.
According to Mirror, the two are planning on performing together at 2016 Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California next April.
This fueled speculations that GNR is also gearing for a huge stadium tour North American next summer and may become one of the first groups to perform at the new Las Vegas Arena.
Billboard reported that Guns N’ Roses is asking as much as $3 million per show and ticket price is allegedly ranging from $250-$275.
The tour rumors were further sparked by three brief clips of “Welcome to the Jungle” over black-and-white crowd footage, which were played during the showings of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” over the weekend.
This was followed by the re-designed of the band’s official website, which brought back their classic logos, whose trademarks are reportedly co-owned by Slash, Rose and Duff McKagan.
Mirror quoted guitarist Richard Fortus saying GNR’s future was “up in the air”.
“The current state of Guns N’ Roses is pretty up in the air. The last I heard they wanted to finish up the recordings that we have and put them out next year and start touring. But it has been a while since I’ve heard from anybody in that camp as far as management or Axl. So I really don’t know,” said Fortus.
The last Guns N’ Roses tour in 2012 featured only Axl Rose as the remaining founding member of one of the most popular rock band in the 90s.
GNR is among the best selling music groups of all time, selling 45 million in the U.S. and over 100 million records worldwide.
Slash quit the band in 1996 and it was assumed that was last time he and Axl Rose had spoken. When GNR were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Axl turned down the honor and did not show up at the ceremony, Entertainment Weekly noted. At the time, he penned an open letter, which ran in the Los Angeles Times, saying that no one had the right to speak for him, and that he had no interest in reuniting with his former bandmates.