a tersely worded note on Twitter yesterday (h/t Vulture): “All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.” This came as a surprise to the official GNR Twitter account. “Well well well, you never can tell,” they sheepishly replied a couple of hours later. “We are looking into this tweet.”No one ever quite knows what Axl Rose is going to do next — not even his own bandmates. The one-of-a-kind frontman posted
Guns N’ Roses’ official site still lists a raft of upcoming dates across Europe, so you might want to hold on a sec before claiming that refund. We are, as they say, looking into it. UPDATE: Organizers of the U.K.’s Reading and Leeds Festivals issued a statement calling the cancellations mere “rumours”: “Festival Republic are informed by GN’R management that Guns N’ Roses have NOT cancelled their performances at Reading & Leeds and that Axl Rose’s Twitter account was hacked into and all claims of dates being cancelled are unfounded.”
‘Til any more solid information emerges, what do you think of this story? Were you planning to attend any of those GNR shows? Will you be disappointed if they’re really the latest milestone in this Summer of Sadness for the concert biz?
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