Axl Rose Reportedly Tells Fan Guns N’ Roses Planning ‘Whole Tour’
So far, six shows have been announced for the Guns N' Roses lineup that includes returning members Slash and Duff McKagan, but fans have been wondering about more dates. If a fan on Instagram is to believed, a "whole tour" is in the works.
Mark Guglielmo reportedly spotted Axl Rose while in Atlanta, talked to the musician and got him to pose for a photo that he posted on Instagram. Guglielmo, who goes under the Twitter handle notonestraw, initially posted about his celebrity sighting, which elicited a number of comments. He later went on to reveal that he wished Rose luck on "those few shows," to which he stated the singer allegedly responded, "Thanks, man, but we're going to do a whole tour." Guglielmo also added in the comment thread, "I don't want to speculate or spread rumors, but it really looked like he's been working out a lot. His arms looked muscular." It should be noted that the photo was taken by Fernando Lebeis, Axl Rose's manager.
We've sought comment from the band's publicist on Guglielmo's posting and statements about the band playing a "whole tour" and will update this story if there is a comment. Ever since rumors started in 2015 of a potential reunion of classic era members, fans have been anxiously following the story, waiting to see who will and won't be a part of the run. At the beginning of 2016, it was revealed that Slash and Duff McKagan would be joining Axl Rose in the lineup that was performing at Coachella this spring. Since that announcement, a pair of shows in Las Vegas and another pair of shows in Mexico City have been added to their itinerary.
Though the rest of the lineup for the shows has not been officially confirmed, speculation has spread that keyboardist Dizzy Reed, drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Richard Fortus would be on board as well. A recent drum head signed by the band members also lends credence to those rumors, but as of yet no official announcement of the full lineup has come.
One classic era lineup rocker who appears to be out is guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who recently started up a social media account to address the rumors of his involvement and state that he had "no involvement" in the current incarnation.
Stay tuned. We'll keep you up to date on the status of the Guns N' Roses lineup and any additional shows.
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