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Guns N’ Roses rumored to have tour date in St. Louis

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FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Axl Rose, from left, Duff McKagan and DJ Ashba of Guns N’ Roses perform on stage at the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.
FILE - In this April 23, 2014 file photo, Axl Rose, from left, Duff McKagan and DJ Ashba of Guns N’ Roses perform on stage at the 6th Annual Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Invision/AP

Hard rock band Guns N’ Roses recently made it clear in a teaser video that “the Machine is back at it” — and the band could finally be coming to St. Louis after a snafu earlier this year.

Billboards have appeared around the city suggesting the band will make a stop at the Gateway to the West as part of its “Not In This Lifetime” 2017 reunion tour, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday.

Fans were hoping for a concert this summer, but the show never materialized because organizers couldn’t find a venue, the Riverfront Times reported in April.

The band’s tumultuous history with the region dates back to 1991, when lead singer Axl Rose and a fan got into an altercation at the former Riverport Amphitheater in Maryland Heights. A riot ensued, and became known as the Riverport Riot.

In July, Guns N’ Roses production manager Dale “Opie” Skjerseth told Atlanta television station WXIA the band’s concert dates are “open-ended.”

“I’ve been told there’s no end date,” Skjerseth told the station. “I’ve seen plenty of dates going far into next year.”

But with concerts scheduled around the world in 2017, North American fans are hopeful Guns N’ Roses will make a stop not only in St. Louis, but in Montreal, El Paso and other cities where billboards have also popped up.

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