Guns N’ Roses Cancel All South/Central American Tour Dates
Guns N’ Roses to no one’s surprise announced a cancellation of all their Central South American tour dates in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, putting out a statement on social media (see below.)
Tour update for all our friends in South America 🌹 pic.twitter.com/dl3DpAbnpj
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) September 5, 2020
The band was scheduled to play these shows in the spring of 2020, but they were rescheduled to the fall and now they have been officially cancelled.
The statement would read
“These tour dates will not be rescheduled at this time due to the current impact of COVID-19 around the world.
“We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We are working on putting together a new Latin/South America tour. Please hang in there for further details once dates are locked in.
“Local promoters will issue detailed plans for all ticket refunds.”
Guns N’ Roses was also suppsoed to play North American stadiums this summer, but had to reschedule those dates t next year.
Guns N’ Roses have been on a cash grab tour for the past several years with their “Not in This Lifetime” tour being the third highest grossing tour in history according to Billboard Boxscore.
Started in April of 2016 the tour features the classic lineup of guitarist Slash, Duff McKagan and singer Axl Rose in addition to Rose’s hired hands guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese.
It’s been long rumored that the band is working on their long awaited follow up to their 2008 album “Chinese Democracy.”
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“I’m a fan of Guns n’ Roses, but I’m disappointed that Steve [Adler] is not there playing drums. I’ve seen footage of him joining the band, and that’s so awesome, I know he’s had some physical problems – he’s a lovely person, maybe that was the problem.
“And he gets up there and he plays these couple of songs, he’s got that shitty grin on his face, it’s great, so why isn’t he there? It makes no sense to me.
“Izzy’s [Stradlin, guitar] been that guy, that sort of always taking off, I think that choice is his more than anybody’s. He was supposed to be in this thing – and that’s what I’ve been reporting on my radio show: that he walked out on the soundcheck and that was it.”