After months of increasingly loud rumors, now it’s official: A version of Guns N’ Roses featuring Axl Rose and Slash will tour next year. Billboard confirms via “multiple sources” that GNR will headline both weekends of Coachella in April followed by “as many as 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016.” GNR are also expected to be one of the first bands to play the new Las Vegas Arena, which opens 4/6. These shows would mark Rose and Slash’s first performances together since 7/17/93. Reps for the band and Coachella have not returned requests for comment, but it seems safe to get stoked. (Or not.)
UPDATE: Rolling Stone reports that Rose will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live next week to discuss the reunion. The specific date of Rose’s appearance and the nature of the interview have not been confirmed, but come on, the Coachella lineup is due out Tuesday, and Axl’s not gonna go on Kimmel to deny a GNR reunion. Here’s what Axl looks like these days, by the way. No moustache:
— Guns N' Roses France (@gnrfrance) December 30, 2015
UPDATE 2: Matt Sorum will sit in with the 8G Band on Late Night With Seth Meyers next Monday through Thursday. Any guesses as to what he’s promoting?