Guns N’ Roses mixed up Melbourne with Sydney when they played the former Australian city on Tuesday (February 14).
Performing at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the classic rock outfit opened their show with guitar tech-come-announcer McBob shouting “Sydney!”, before apologising for the band being late taking to the stage. The group were reportedly an hour late.
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Needless to say, the mistake did not go unnoticed by fans:
— Cathy Anderson (@MsCathyAnderson) February 14, 2017
— Sarah Golding (@voiceofgolding) February 14, 2017
@kiis1011 FYI Guns n Roses just came out at their "Melbourne" concert yelling SYDNEY!!!… Doh'! ??
— Kate Merrett (@katiefur83) February 14, 2017
Guns n Roses think they're in Sydney and the people next to us just left coz it's too loud hxbdvdbdbd im screaming
— sarah (@bergs____) February 14, 2017
The band later took to Facebook to apologise for the mistake, writing: “Melbourne! Accidentally after 30 years McBob made an error, we’re truly sorry. Thank you for coming out tonight!”
Melbourne!Accidentally after 30 years McBob made an error, we're truly sorry. Thank you for coming out tonight!
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses were the victims of an ‘airport security’ prank at the hands of AC/DC when their tour touched down in Australia.
Guns N’ Roses are set to play two huge UK gigs at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on June 16 and 17.
Last year it was reported that the band’s reunion tour has already grossed £90million, making it the highest-grossing of the year to date in North America. Their run of stadium shows were attended by over a million fans in the US and Canada.
The reformed band features founder Axl Rose and former members Slash and Duff McKagan. Original guitarist Izzy Stradlin has not participated in the reunion.