Guns N’ Roses stormed off stage at a gig in Dublin after fans pelted them with plastic bottles and cups of liquid.
Fans were pissed off after Guns N’ Roses yet again turned up late. The band was behind schedule and had to have their set cut short at both Reading and Leeds festivals last weekend.
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose warned the crowd at Dublin’s 02 on Wednesday: “Here’s the deal, one more bottle, we go home. We want to stay. If you don’t want to have fun just let us know. We’ll be on our way.”
However the fans were having none of it and bottles continued to fly, prompting Rose and the rest of the band to storm off stage.
Music promoter MCD’s Denis Desmond then came out to plead with the audience not to throw any more bottles and promised that Guns N’ Roses would be back on shortly.
According to MCD, Guns N’ Roses then had to be convinced to stay. A statement from MCD said:
“The artist was prevented from leaving the venue by the promoter and following backstage discussions, Guns N’ Roses went back on stage at 23.20 and performed their full set until 00.53.
“While the artist has a long history for being late on stage – Slane 1992 crowd waiting two hours and last weekend’s UK Reading festival – no artist should be subjected to missiles and unknown substances being thrown at them.
“However, despite this the band went back on stage after people stopped throwing items, performing their full set of songs.”
Guns N’ Roses European tour is so far going tits up after power was cut on the band’s performance at Reading due to their arriving on stage an hour late. Rose’s set was also cut short at Leeds, where they were again late.
Is it time for Guns N’ Roses to hang up their bandanas and endorse insurance companies or something?