The long-awaited, never-thought-it-would-happen Guns N Roses reunion tour is just “days away” from being announced, according to Dish Nation.
The entertainment news program reports that the band is anticipated to reunite for a series of festival shows in Europe and the United States in 2016 before embarking on a staggering world tour to coincide with their 30th anniversary in 2017.
“Slash and Axl have 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,” a music insider exclusively told Dish Nation.
“Promoters are quietly working away to land opportunities. Details of the reunion are expected to leak out in the next few days. Everyone is expecting huge demand for tickets, but the boys are very humble and are not sure what to expect.”
Recent reports claim the band has been offered gigs in Australia, Sweden and Portugal, but the band’s reps have refused to comment. Marketing experts predict the reunion would earn at least $100 million from ticket sales, CD revenue, licensing and merchandising.
“Details of the reunion are expected to leak out in the next few days.”
Rumors began to swirl about a classic GNR reunion after Slash confirmed that he and Rose have repaired their estranged relationship after nearly 20 years. The original band features Slash, Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler, not Matt Sorum, as reported by Dish. It is Adler’s drumming on the band’s 1987 groundbreaking debut Appetite For Destruction. Sorum replaced Adler in 1990 and remained for seven years.
Over the weekend, the band tweeted a series of cryptic tweets that keeps the rumors going.
Longtime members DJ Ashba and Bumblefoot have recently departed GNR. The official news will be posted, should it become reality.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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