Axl Rose Stops Concert After Bottles are Thrown Onstage
Published: September 4, 2010 - 4:39pm
Ax being Axl: The front man for Guns n' Roses pleased with a frustrated crowd to end their hostilities, but to no avail. The band's latest concert was put to an abrupt halt.
Guns n' Roses is on tour supporting their long anticipated 2008 release, Chinese Democracy. Recently the group has had trouble with sets being cut short due to curfews at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Reportedly, both of those sets were cut short because the band took the stage late. Last Wednesday night at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, it would happen again only this time the crowd got involved. After delaying the start of the show by almost 45 minutes, Axl stopped everything down seconds into their hit 'Welcome to the Jungle' after a concert goer threw a bottle on stage.
Axl addressed the crowd, stating:
'Alright, here’s the deal: one more bottle, we go home. It’s up to you.
“We would like to stay. Do you want us to stay? We want to stay. We want to have some fun. If you don’t want to have fun all you’ve got to do is let us know - we’ve got no problem - and we’ll go on our way.'
The band restarted the show; but not long after, another bottle sailed up on stage prompting the band to leave. Concert promoters feverishly tried to calm both the crowd and Axl so that the concert could continue and eventually succeeded; but not before several thousand had given up on the nearly hour long wait and headed for the exits.