Guns N’ Roses classic line-up to ‘headline Coachella 2016’

Band are also rumoured to be in talks to play 25 stadium shows

The original Guns N’ Roses line-up are reportedly planning to hit the road for a series of US dates in 2016 including a headline slot at Coachella Music & Arts Festival.

Billboard claims that the classic line-up are in talks to play 25 stadium shows in North America next summer and will be one of the first acts to open the new Las Vegas Arena on April 6.

According to sources, it is believed that the band are asking for as much as $3 (£2m) million per show and tickets could cost up to $275 (£186).

They are also said to be lining up an appearance at Coachella over the weekends of April 15-17 and 22-24. The California festival has a history of coaxing acts out of retirement, after previously hosting the reunions of Rage Against The Machine in 2007, My Bloody Valentine in 2009, Pulp in 2012 and Outkast in 2014.

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It comes after the band’s website was recently given a facelift and emblazoned with their original guns-wrapped-in-roses logo. Their official Facebook page was also updated with a new profile picture and cover photo of a crowd, which fans claimed was a hint that the LA rockers are planning to embark on a world tour. 

Rumours of a comeback have been swirling since September. Frontman Axl Rose and guitarist Slash have reportedly buried the hatchet and, according to a music insider at Dish Nation, “verbally agreed to get things together again and reform the original band.”

“The live shows is where they can show the world what they had and also make the greatest earnings,” added the source.

Earlier this month, there were also reports that the band would headline two UK festivals in 2017.

The last time the original line-up of the band performed together was in Argentina on 17 July 1993.