The remaining dates of Guns n’ Roses Chinese Democracy tour, the
band’s first in nine years, have been cancelled. After a series of
cancelled concerts, Clear Channel Entertainment, the tour’s
promoter, finally made the tour’s complete cancellation official on
December 11th, but offered no explanation. Refunds for the nixed
dates will be available at point of purchase.
The tour was troubled from its first night, in Vancouver on
November 7th, when the GM Place Arena performance was called off
just hours before show time. An hour-long riot ensued in which
police used pepper spray on disgruntled fans who tried to break
down the venue’s doors.
The tour resumed without incident until last week, when the
December 6th date in Philadelphia was cancelled without explanation
after fans had filed inside the First Union Center and openers CKY
had already performed. The band then scrapped seven additional
dates of the tour, before finally ending the whole outing
Guns n’ Roses — Axl Rose (vocals), Dizzy Reed (keyboards),
Chris Pitman (keyboards), Brian “Brain” Mantia (drums), Buckethead
(guitar), Tommy Stinson (bass), Robin Finck (guitar) and Richard
Fortus (guitar) — were out on the road in anticipation of the
release of their long-awaited album Chinese Democracy,
which still has no release date.