Guns N’ Roses are notorious for being late onstage, but they tested their fans’ patience to the limit last night (May 29) by not taking to the stage until after 11pm (GMT).
The band were performing at Manchester’s Arena and were due on at 10pm (GMT), however, they didn’t actually hit the stage until over an hour later.
Although they were very late, the band still played a 33-song, three hour show, which finished up after 2.15am. This was despite being told by organisers that they had to finish by 11pm. By the end, there were reportedly only 6,000 in the venue, 10,000 less than the arena’s capacity.
Many ticket goers were angry and took to Twitter to protest. Alison Parker, who was at the gig, tweeted: “I’m angry. Guns N’ Roses? No Goons and Losers. Had to leave for last train before they even graced us with their presence. Disgusted.” A crowd member also reportedly vented their anger by hurling a pint at Axl Rose, which struck him during ‘Welcome To The Jungle’.
However, the band’s official Twitter paid no mind to the mass walkout, simply writing: “A tip of the hat to the good folk at the Manchester Arena. To say Manchester rocks is an understatement! London calling!”
Guns N’ Roses end their UK tour with two nights at London’s O2 Arena, starting tomorrow (May 31) and finishing on Friday (June 1).