Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Guns N’ Roses face nasty crowd in Dublin

The “Chinese Democracy” tour continues to make headlines for Guns N’ Roses, for all the wrong reasons.

Following two shortened shows at UK Festivals last weekend, the tour rolled into Dublin’s O2 Arena tonight.

Entertainment.ie reports that Axl Rose brought the band out to start their set at 10:25 p.m. – an hour later than scheduled – and impatient fans reportedly threw bottles on stage in protest.

When bottles continued to hit the stage during the second song, “Welcome To The Jungle,” Rose stopped the show. “One more bottle and we're going home,” said Axl. “We're here to have fun and we hope you are too, but one more and we are gone."

Things resumed for another three songs and, as Axl was doing band introductions, another bottle landed on stage; it was then, that Rose said goodnight, took his band and “stormed off the stage at about 10:50 p.m.”

Following a ten-minute break, an O2 staff member made an announcement about some ‘technical difficulties,’ and that they were trying to have GNR return, even as more bottles continued to be thrown towards the stage.

At 11:10 p.m., the main lights came on and the majority of the crowd left the arena; for some reason, GNR returned to the stage at 11:25 p.m. and “continued playing a set to a small, but pretty irate, crowd."

No word yet on possible refunds to those who left the arena before the show resumed.

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Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle
Axl Rose stops show after bottles thrown on stage
O2 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – September 1, 2010