Fans are now queuing up in the hope of bagging a free ticket
The reunited Guns N’ Roses are rumoured to be playing their first gig together at a small venue in Los Angeles this evening (April 1).
The marquee at the city’s 500-capacity Troubadour venue currently reads: “NOT IN THIS LIFETIME”, which is famously what Axl Rose said when asked about a GN’R reunion in 2012. Check out a fan snap of the marquee below.
Following rumours that free tickets for the unconfirmed Troubadour gig will be handed out today on a “one ticket per person” basis, fans have been apparently been queuing up nearby at the former Tower Records site on the Sunset Strip.
However, because today is April Fool’s Day, more sceptical fans have been speculating that the rumoured secret gig could be some kind of hoax.
Earlier this month (March) it was reported that the reunited band would be playing an intimate gig on April 1 at another Los Angeles venue, the Whiskey a Go Go, but that venue quickly dismissed this report.
Guns N’ Roses are already confirmed to play two warm-up shows at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 8 and 9 ahead of their headline slot at US festival Coachella (which takes place with broadly the same line-up across two weekends) later in the month. They have also hinted at a full summer tour with a teaser clip posted to Twitter.
Original members Slash and Duff McKagan will step out on stage with frontman Axl Rose in Las Vegas and at Coachella, though original guitarist Izzy Stradlin will not be participating in the reunion.
Slash buried the hatchet with frontman Axl Rose in 2015 after nearly 20 years of bad blood between the pair. He previously declined to comment on the possibility of a reunion, having always ruled it out in the past.