Guns N' Roses reunite for confirmed Vegas shows ahead of Coachella

Axl Rose and Slash, pictured here in 1985, will put aside their differences for a string of Guns N' Roses shows in Vegas and at Coachella. Photo / Getty
Axl Rose and Slash, pictured here in 1985, will put aside their differences for a string of Guns N' Roses shows in Vegas and at Coachella. Photo / Getty

Hard rock legends Guns N' Roses on Tuesday announced two more concerts for their reunion, which is shaping up to be one of the year's most coveted tickets.

Guns N' Roses were revealed earlier this month as the headliners for California's Coachella festival, with singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash performing together after 23 years.

The band announced on its website that it would also play on April 8 and 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena that is opening on the Las Vegas Strip.

The concerts threaten to steal some thunder from Coachella as they will come before Guns N' Roses take the stage at the festival on April 16 and April 23.

Coachella, one of the world's most prominent and profitable festivals, takes place over two consecutive weekends. Tickets quickly sold out after the line-up announcement.

Guns N' Roses roared onto the global music scene in 1987 with Appetite for Destruction, which remains the top-selling US debut album ever.

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The band won critical praise for merging Rose's soaring range and raw anger with Slash's intricate guitar, but the pair also had well-publicised off-stage tensions.

The original line-up last played together in 1993 in Argentina at the end of the Use Your Illusion tour, although Rose kept leading Guns N' Roses without Slash.

The Los Angeles rockers are believed to have long received multimillion-dollar offers for a reunion.

- AFP

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