Guns N’ Roses Walk Off Stage After Twenty Minutes At Dublin Gig
September 1, 2010
Disaster was in the air at tonight’s Guns N’ Roses gig at The O2 in Dublin, Ireland when front man Axl Rose walked off stage after only 20 minutes. Fans were left bitterly disappointed after waiting for over an hour for the band to appear on stage in the first instance.
Trouble was brewing as fans began to get agitated whilst waiting for Guns N’ Roses to come on stage, only making an appearance at 10.25pm – well over an hour after the support act, Danko, had finished playing. Some angry fans booed and threw a few beer/water bottles on stage in protest at the delay.
After a mediocre start, Axl Rose stopped the band after breaking into Welcome to the Jungle – just as the crowd were beginning to be won over – after another bottle was thrown up on stage. At this he announced “one more bottle and we’re going home, we’re here to have fun and we hope you are too, but one more and we are gone”.
The gig continued for another 3 songs and as Rose was introducing the band, another missile was thrown at the band. At this, Rose took the band, bid his goodnight and stormed off the stage at about 10.50pm.
Just after 11pm, a member of the O2 staff arrived on stage telling the crowd that there were some “technical difficulties” and they were trying to get GnR back on stage. A short while after, another staff member arrived on stage to plead with the now depleting crowd to stop throwing bottles as they were still trying to get Axl Rose to return to the stage. 11.10pm, the main lights came on and the majority of the crowd left The O2.
The night was not over yet however, with GnR returning to the stage at about 11.25pm and continued playing a set to a small but pretty irate crowd.
No official statement has been issued as of yet, nor any news about refunds – if any – but stay tuned for further updates.