When word got around that Guns N' Roses would be playing a gig at the Troubadour, the West Hollywood rock club that served as the launchpad for L.A.'s '80s hard rockers of choice, the initial assumption was that it was all an April Fool's stunt.
Nope. GN'R did, in fact, reunite to play the 500-capacity club as a warm-up for their upcoming headlining set at Coachella, and despite the strict ban on photos, videos and cell phone usage at the venue, there's already footage of Axl, Slash, Duff and the rest of the guys roaring through "Mr. Brownstone," "Paradise City" and more. Those rules didn't apply on the tour bus — what rules do, really? — as Lenny Kravitz posted a shot of himself hanging with Duff and Slash before their set.
If you can't make it to Indio for their massive festival set in a couple of weeks and missed them on their home turf, don't freak out: You'll have plenty of opportunities to see GN'R, as they'll be playing a ton across the country in the coming months. They're set to play two Vegas shows with Alice in Chains on April 8 and 9. Shortly following confirmation of the Troubadour show, Guns N' Roses rolled out the schedule for their 2016 summer tour, a 20-date run that kicks off at Detroit's Ford Field on June 23.
Watch a brief rundown of Guns N' Roses' Troubadour set below, and for those of you heading to Coachella, rest your voices so you can scream your face off through "Welcome to the Jungle" on April 16 and April 23.