Great news! It turns out that the Guns ‘n Roses reunion rumours were not just rumours. Guns ‘n Roses have been confirmed for Coachella 2016 (an American music festival which takes place over two weekends in April).
Besides Guns ‘n Roses, Coachella 2016 will also feature performances by LCD Sound System, Ellie Goulding, Underworld, The Kills, Foals, Of Monsters an Men, Robert De Long, South African DJ Black Coffee, Ice Cube, Calvin Harris, The 1975, Miike Snow, Cold War Kids and various others. Check out the full line-up below.
Apparently the band will also be touring around the USA to celebrate their reunion, but sadly no international tour dates have been confirmed yet. I think we should all hold thumbs that they set their sights on playing a few shows in South Africa this year. Maybe our combined powers of thumb-holding mind-control will get them to play here in Mzansi, who knows?
I still remember listening to Guns ‘n Roses repeatedly on my tape deck back in the early 1990’s and I would love to see them live (even though I think that Axl Rose is kind of a douchebag for not letting this reunion happen earlier). Let’s hope that Axl Rose makes it to the next TV interview and doesn’t cancel last minute (like he did before his scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE last night).
To improve your day, have a listen to this classic Guns ‘n Roses track that was playing constantly on tapedecks in the the early 1990’s
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