The group released details of the North American Not in This Lifetime trek hours after announcing a surprise warm-up gig at the Los Angeles club, where they were once regulars.

Axl Rose and his old bandmates Duff Mckagan and Slash will hit the stage at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Friday night (01Apr16) for the trio's first gig together since 1993, ahead of dates at the Coachella festival and a further two at the Foro Sol in Mexico City later this month (Apr16).

The classic line-up will also perform a double date at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Meanwhile, the stadium tour will begin with a show at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan at the end of June (16).

Dates will also include stops in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, and San Francisco, before wrapping up on 22 August (16) at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium in California.

Fans started queuing for $10 (£7) tickets for the band's comeback gig at the Troubadour early on Friday (01Apr16), despite fears the secret gig announcement was an April Fool's Day prank.

The band broke the news via a press release, which suggested "limited tickets" would be available for the show.

They went on sale at Gibson Brands - the former site of Hollywood's fabled Tower Records - at noon local time.