Guns N' Roses have proved that absence really does make the heart grow fonder after their first Slane gig in 25 years gig sold out in just 24 hours.

The legendary rockers are returning to the Co. Meath venue on next May for the first time since 1992.  

The concert is the first on the reformed band's 35-date Not In This Lifetime World Tour, which takes in venues across North America and Europe.

The owner of Slane Castle, Lord Henry Mountcharles, said that he was "delighted" that the gig had sold out so quickly and said that the gig's popularity reaffirms "Slane as one of the world's top venues".

Guns N' Roses sell out Slane in 24 hours

The Not in This Lifetime Tour has now sold more than 3 million tickets in 2016, making it the year's most successful rock tour.

Guns N' Roses reunited in April to play the Coachella festival in California.

Although they never officially broke up, lead vocalist Axl Rose had been the only original member left in the band since bassist Duff McKagan and lead guitarist Slash left in the 1990s.