Despite the fact that he was previously banned from Coachella, Marilyn Manson took the stage at the festival to play his cover of Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)“ with X Japan. The performance took place last night (April 21) at the second weekend of the event in Indio Valley, CA.
Marilyn Manson has revealed that he will be joining X Japan onstage at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival on April 21. X Japan’s first performance at the festival took place this past weekend and it saw them joined onstage by Limp Bizkit‘s Wes Borland, Guns N’ Roses‘ Richard Fortus, and holograms of late band members Hide and Taiji.
X Japan have recruited Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland for their upcoming Coachella performances in Indio, California. Borland will be filling in for guitarist Sugizo who will be unable to make it due to visa issues. Borland and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus have both been playing select songs with the group at recent live shows. In other news, drummer Yoshiki will also be returning after previously having emergency surgery to replace a cervical vertebral disc last May.
The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The event will take place at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA on April 13-15 and April 20-22, and the following rock artists have been booked: A Perfect Circle, The Bronx, Highly Suspect, and Greta Van Fleet. The full lineup can be seen in the below Instagram post, and tickets can be purchased on Friday (January 5).
According to TMZ, Guns N’ Roses’ bus broke doen on Interstate 10 in Fontana, CA, while on they way to pick up the band in Indio, CA. Repairs have been made, and it should be on its way. On another note, the band is facing a strict curfew for their Coachella shows. Goldenvoice says they are scheduled to play from 10:30PM to 12:50 AM and that they have to be done by 1:00 AM.
Guns N’ Roses, featuring classic members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan, are set to perform at the 2016 Coachella Music And Arts Festival. The festival will take place April 15-17 and April 22-24, in Indio, California, and Guns N’ Roses will perform on April 16 and April 23. The band is also reportedly planning a full North American tour, but that is not confirmed at this time.
UPDATE: The band has since issued the following press release:
“Upholding a three-decade tradition of breaking ground, creating trends, and forever changing the face of rock ‘n’ roll, Guns N’ Roses announce the most significant and anxiously awaited musical event of this century. Founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan will regroup to headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival (April 15-17 & April 22-24)—as announced last night!
For months, critics and audiences alike have generated immense excitement and speculation over the possible regrouping of the iconic line-up. The April performances will mark the first time since 1993 the Gunners will share the stage for what is certain to be an explosive event. For more information please visit http://www.gunsnroses.com.
Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivaled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut ‘Appetite for Destruction’ –the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum ‘Use Your Illusion I’ and ‘Use Your Illusion II’ occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified ‘Chinese Democracy.’ Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe.”
According to Billboard, Guns N’ Roses is reportedly set to reunite for the 2016 Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California, which is set to take place on April 15-17 and April 22-24. The band is also supposedly planning to perform at about 25 football stadiums throughout North America in the summer, including a show at the new Las Vegas Arena, which will be open for business on April 6. As far as pricing goes, the band is reportedly asking for $3 million per show, and tickets are expected to “top out” at $250-$275.