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Guns N' Roses (with Slash) will return to Slane Castle next summer

They last played in Ireland with the original lineup in 1992.

Axl Rose and Duff McKagan in 2014.
Axl Rose and Duff McKagan in 2014.
Image: AP/Press Association Images

GUNS N ROSES have finally confirmed an Irish date for next summer, after teasing fans over the past week or so.

Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan announced their reunion in January of this year, and they’ll take that lineup to Slane Castle on 27 May 2017.

Tickets priced from €89.50 go on sale on Friday morning at 9am.

The three last played together in Ireland at Slane in 1992, on the Use Your Illusion tour.

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Slane Castle’s owner Lord Henry Mountcharles said today that he was “thrilled” to have the band back in his back garden, calling the 1992 gig “one of the best Slanes ever”.

His son Alex and daughter Tamara were on hand to make the announcement in Bruxelles pub in Dublin today, with Alex reminiscing on that day 25 years ago:

I remember Axl coming out on stage and the crowd just going bananas. The energy was incredible.

These Guns N’ Roses posters started popping up around Dublin recently, leading to speculation that an announcement was imminent.

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Stuart Clark from HotPress said today that the band, currently on a North American leg of the tour “appears to be in great form”

Guns N’ Roses will be hoping for a better reception in Co Meath than they had in Dublin back in 2010, when the band (featuring only Axl Rose from the original lineup) were booed by the audience in The O2 arena.

Read: 12 wonderful memories of THAT Robbie Williams Slane concert>

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