Guns N’ Roses, with Axl Rose and Slash, to play Coachella

Posted on Dec 30 2015 - 3:00pm by
Guns N' Roses founding members Axl Rose (l.) and Slash perform live at Rock in Rio II on 1991. The pair may reunite for a summer tour in 2016.Ke.Mazur/WireImage

Guns N’ Roses founding members Axl Rose (l.) and Slash perform live at Rock in Rio II on 1991. The pair may reunite for a summer tour in 2016.

Axl Rose and Slash hope you’ve still got that appetite for destruction.

Fronted by the two original band members, Guns N’ Roses will play at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., this spring, Billboard reports — the famously feuding rock legends’ first time sharing the stage in almost 23 years.

The reunited hard rockers are reportedly also in talks to play a 25-stadium North American tour during the summer and christen the new Las Vegas Arena, slated to open in April, as one of its first acts.

The tour lineup will include Rose, Slash and veteran bassist Duff McKagan, according to the blog Consequence of Sound.

Ticket prices will reach $ 250 to $ 275, Billboard reports, with the band asking for as much as $ 3 million per show.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band wrapped up its most recent tour last year, with frontman Rose as the only founding member involved.

But Slash, who left the group in 1996, said earlier this year that his relationship with Rose had improved.

“(Axl and I) haven’t really talked in a long time. But a lot of the tension that you were talking about has dissipated,” the guitarist told CBS This Morning in May.

A reunion was even possible “if everybody wanted to do it for the right reasons,” he added.

The band will reportedly reunite at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in April.Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella

The band will reportedly reunite at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in April.

The band fueled reunion speculation last week by updating its website to display the classic logo from its 1987 debut album, “Appetite for Destruction.”

Clips from the album’s seminal single “Welcome to the Jungle” reportedly also played before some “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” screenings, according to the website Ultimate Classic Rock, hinting at a forthcoming announcement.

A lineup for Coachella, which is scheduled for April 15 to 17 and April 22 to 24, will be announced in January.

Reps for the band and the music festival have not yet replied to the Daily News’ request for comment.

mjagannathan@nydailynews.com

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