Guns n' Roses to play gig at Slane Castle in May 2017

Guns n' Roses frontman Axl Rose will be reunited with his bandmates during the group's concert at Slane Castle next May. Picture by Aijaz Rahi, Associated Press
John Monaghan

LEGENDARY rock band Guns n' Roses are to play a concert in Slane Castle next year, the first time the group's original line-up will have performed in Ireland in 25 years.

The Co Meath gig will take place on May 27, marking a return to a venue they last graced in 1992.

The group, comprising frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bass player Duff McKagan, reunited in April after last performing together in 1993.

Tickets for the Slane Castle concert are set to go on sale on Friday at 9am.

It forms part of the band's 'Not In This Lifetime' world tour, which will see the group play in a host of European cities including London, Madrid and Paris before returning home for a series of concerts in the US.

The announcement was made during a press conference in Brussels.

A tour of the US and Latin America this year by the group after their comeback saw more than two million tickets sold.

Lord Henry Mountcharles, the owner of Slane Castle, said: "We are really thrilled to have one of the most exciting rock n' roll bands in the world coming back to Slane 25 years after they first played, the same month in 1992 which was critically considered to be one of the best Slane’s ever."

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