It's taken more than 20 years to happen, but it's official: the Axl Rose-led Guns N' Roses will be touring the nation this year with original guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan back in the fold.
It's not an April Fool's joke, though no one would blame you for thinking it was: the news was announced on April 1. The story also comes the same week that rumors of Rose joining AC/DC have been dominating the music sites.
But the "Not In This Lifetime" tour is happening as 21 dates were announced Friday, including a show at San Francisco's AT&T Park on Aug. 9. Tickets for the concert at the home of the Giants range from $55 to $275, and they go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10am at Livenation.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
For those dedicated GN'R fans who are members of the group's official Nightrain fan club, they'll be receiving an email providing a presale opportunity as soon as Saturday, apparently.
As for others looking for a way to obtain tickets early, the Citi® cardmember pre-sale begins April 4 at 10am. To sign up for their special service, visit citiprivatepass.com.
Rose hasn't shared a stage with both Slash and McKagan since 1993, the year before Rose began work on the epic disappointment known as Chinese Democracy, one of the longest gestating albums in rock and roll history when it was finally released in 2008. Hopes for a national tour featuring the partial lineup were ignited when they announced that the group would be headlining 2016 Coachella back in December of last year.
For more information about the tour and the band, who redefined glam metal in the late '80s and early '90s with albums like Appetite for Destruction, visit gunsnroses.com.