Guns N’ Roses pay tribute to fan killed in bus crash while traveling to Mexican show

One died and 29 were injured in the crash ahead of GnR's Mexico City date this week

A bus has crashed on the way to Guns N’ Roses show in Mexico City, killing one and injuring 29.

According to local publication Excelsior, the bus was en route to the show last night (April 20), when it crashed on a highway connecting the Mexican capital to Querétaro.

The bus is believed to have overturned on a wet motorway, killing 35-year-old Mauricio Ballesteros Zamora, who suffered head trauma and internal bleeding. Three of the other passengers are believed to be in critical condition.


The band have tweeted their sympathies to the family of Ballesteros Zamora, and wished the other 29 injured fans a speedy recovery:

The show was Guns N’ Roses second of two in Mexico City this week, with the shows bracketed by the band’s two headline slots over the two weekends of Coachella Festival in California. A full US tour has been scheduled for this summer.

It has also been confirmed that frontman Axl Rose is to perform with AC/DC as lead singer for the remainder of their tour, replacing Brian Johnson, who has been advised by doctors to stop touring if he wants to save his hearing.

AC/DC currently have 12 European live dates booked in for May and June, including two UK shows: London’s Olympic Stadium on June 4 and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 9, before the GnR American tour gets underway.


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