Massusuchetts town refuses Guns N’ Roses’ request to play late

The band wanted to perform until 11.40pm, but they'll be forced to finish 25 minutes earlier

A Massachusetts town has declined Guns N’ Roses‘ request to play later than its standard weekday evening curfew.

The reunited rock band are due to take to the stage at the Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 19 and 20. The town imposes a curfew of 11.15pm for live music performances, but the band’s management asked for this to be extended to 11.40pm.

Foxboro town councillor Ginny Coppola told local newspaper The Sun Chronicle: “This is on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. If this was a weekend, I wouldn’t have a problem with it. But it’s a work night. This isn’t going to be an acoustic evening. It’s going to be loud.”

Though Taylor Swift was allowed to perform until 11.40pm when she played at the Gillette Stadium last year, Foxboro’s town councillors distinguished this request from Guns ‘N Roses’ on the grounds that Swift’s shows took place on weekend nights.

The stadium’s advisory committee approved Guns ‘N Roses’ request to play later, but were overruled by town councillors.

Guns N’ Roses’ summer reunion tour runs from June 23 to August 22, with all dates taking place in North America. Frontman Axl Rose is currently on tour with AC/DC and over the weekend “Axl DC” played the first ever concert at London’s Olympic Stadium.