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Rock legends Guns N' Roses to perform at Slane in May

By Julia Hunt

Guns N' Roses are set to perform in the Ireland for the first time since the classic line-up got back together.

The bad boy American rock band are bringing their Not In This Lifetime tour to Europe in 2017, and will kick it off on May 27, with a show at Dublin's Slane Castle.

Band members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan started playing together again early in 2016, having last performed together as Guns N' Roses in 1993.

They hit the road for the Not In This Lifetime tour in April and have gone on to play dozens of dates across North and Latin America.

The tour sold more than two million tickets in 2016.

The European tour reaches the London Stadium, commonly known as the Olympic Stadium, on June 16.

Other stops include Vienna, Madrid, Paris and Stockholm.

The band will then return to North America for more stadium dates.

The band performed together on stage for the first time in 23 years during an intimate concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles in April in front of 250 fans.

Fans were treated to a range of hits, starting off with It's So Easy and Mr Brownstone.

According to reports Axl Rose and Slash hugged at the end of the show after playing their hit song Paradise City.

Guns N' Roses got their first record deal in the 1980s at the Troubadour so the venue has had strong link with the rockers.

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