Loaded and NME are reporting that an insider source close to the band have said the original members will headline two UK festivals in 2017 (The Isle Of Wight and Download Festival). If these shows go well, and Axl and Slash can remain friendly, the U.S. will almost definitely see a tour from the band. A reunited Guns N’ Roses tour would likely shatter gross earnings records held by U2 and The Rolling Stones.
Rumors that Guns N’ Roses will reunite in 2016 recently increased after the band began selling new merchandise that features the group’s original line-up.
Blankets and a hockey jersey emblazoned with the band’s ‘Appetite For Destruction’ album cover were placed online. Cartoon versions of the five original band members as skeletons were also made available.
Slash and Axl Rose have previously feuded over the trademarks of the band’s old logos in the past, suggesting that the pair have come to an agreement of some sort to sell the new merchandise.