Gun N’ Roses have posted a summer tour teaser to their Twitter account, seemingly confirming long-standing rumours that their recent reunion and announcement of a small number fo shows will come complete with a larger summer tour.
The band posted the video, set to ‘Patience’, showing a large crowd, followed by the band logo, the word ‘Patience’ and then ‘Coming 2016’. There is also a list of American cities briefly flashing up at the end, though no specific dates are included.
Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan have all confirmed their participation in the reunion, though with Izzy Stradlin has said that he won’t be participating. It’s also unclear who will play drums for the shows.
Prior to today’s teaser, Guns N’ Roses had already confirmed a headline slot at US festival Coachella (which takes place with broadly the same line up across two weekends), and two nights in Las Vegas in April. There are also rumours of a small Los Angeles warm up show that emerged earlier this week.
View the tweet and accompanying video below:
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) March 25, 2016
Axl Rose had reportedly told a Guns N Roses fan that there would be a full tour following Coachella last week, but the video is the first official word.
Guns N’ Roses fan Mark Guglielmo bumped into Axl Rose outside of an Atlanta hotel on Friday (March 18) and wished Rose luck at the upcoming reunion shows in Las Vegas and California. Guglielmo claims that Rose responded, “Thanks man, but we’re gonna do a whole tour.”
The fan also added: “I don’t want to speculate or spread rumors but it really looked like he’s been working out a lot. His arms looked muscular.”
Meanwhile, Guns keyboardist Chris Pitman has said he was drunk when he posted online that the reunion is a money grab.
Pitman posted: “This is a nostalgia tour, please don’t mention those who are there the last 20 fucking years… oh god no… a money grab… FU.” He later apologised to the band.