The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has a history of persuading bands to reunite for high profile appearances, with the likes of Rage Against The Machine (2007), My Bloody Valentine (2009), Pulp (2012) and Outkast (2014) all previously being coaxed out of ‘retirement’ to play the festival.
If reports coming out of the US over the New Year period are to be believed then this years Coachella promises to be no different, with not one but two legendary acts set to headline the festival.
First up is Guns N Roses – who have been threatening to reunite for years, but are now set to make it official. They recently updated their website with the original band logo (below), and reports suggest the original line-up are planning a huge US tour which will include Coachella.
The Guns N Roses reunion tour is expected to be in multiple stadiums and arenas in the US, and reports state that the band are requesting upwards of $3 million for each gig – so tickets will no doubt be on the pricey side.
There’s no word yet on any UK dates, but watch this space for more news.
Not content with simply coaxing one of the biggest rock bands in history out of retirement, Coachella 2016 will reportedly also host the reunion of LCD Soundsystem.
The band – led by James Murphy – last played live at their legendary Madison Square Gardens in 2011, which was turned into a ‘farewell’ DVD Shut Up And Play The Hits.
An LCD Soundsystem reunion has always seemed unlikely, with Murphy and other DFA Records executives repeatedly denying any hints of a reunion in previous years. But, with the surprise release of new track Christmas Will Break Your Heart on Christmas Day, it would seem there is a new willingness to reform.