Guns N’ Roses announce first headline arena gigs with original line-up

Band will headline two gigs in Las Vegas in April

Guns N’ Roses have announced two warm-up gigs for their headline set at Coachella in April.

The band will make their live return in Las Vegas with two gigs at the T-Mobile arena on April 8 and 9. The gigs were announced by the band today (January 19) and precede their appearance at Coachella the following weekend.

As reported, the band will headline Coachella 2016 on a bill that will also see LCD Soundsystem reform and Calvin Harris perform.

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.

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Coachella will mark the first time since 1993 that this line-up of the band have performed together. Who will play drums with the band remains unknown with both Matt Sorum and Izzy Stradlin expressing interest in the reunion and saying they were keen to share duties.

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.