Legendary rock band Guns N' Roses will headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. in 2016, according to multiple sources that confirmed the news to Billboard. The reunion is reported to be the first of a number of additional shows that are in negotiations to take place in up to 25 football stadiums across the country. The reunion will feature the bands original lineup, including founding members Axl Rose and Slash. Axl Rose and Slash have not played a show together since July 17, 1993 at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires.
There have been several recent clues hinting at a possible reunion. The band’s website was recently updated with their old logo and two silver revolvers wrapped with red roses. They also changed their Facebook profile picture to a large live crowd. If that's not enough, there have been several reports of a mysterious trailer featuring live crowds soundtracked by Guns N’ Roses hits playing during different showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The fate of a stadium tour appears to depend mostly on negotiations and money. Canadian festival Rockfest has allegedly approached the band about headlining their festival in 2016. According to reports from 99 Scenes, Guns N' Roses asked for “for four times the amount the festival had paid System of a Down” who headlined the fest in 2015. If you were wondering, System of a Down was paid $2 million. If the report is correct, many will have a chance to go back to the Paradise City — but only for a very large cost.