Mark Guglielmo met the frontman in Atlanta this week
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose reportedly confirmed that the newly reunited band will embark on a full tour later this year.
With the “classic” line-up of the band (Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan) back together again for a headline slot at US festival Coachella in April and warm up gigs in Las Vegas, it is expected that more live dates will be announced. However, as yet, no confirmation has arrived.
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.”
Original members Slash and Duff McKagan will step out on stage with frontman Axl Rose at the US festival in April. Further live dates, including rumours of UK festivals and a stadium tour, remain unconfirmed at present. Former member Izzy Stradlin has said he will have “no involvement” in any live shows.
Coachella will mark the first time since 1993 that this line-up of the band have performed together.
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.