Update: Rest Of Guns N' Roses Tour Axed
The hobbled Guns N' Roses North American tour suffered a final blow today (Dec. 11), as promoter Clear Channel Entertainment confirmed it was canceling the remaining dates with which it was affiliatedThe hobbled Guns N' Roses North American tour suffered a final blow today (Dec. 11), as promoter Clear Channel Entertainment confirmed it was canceling the remaining dates with which it was affiliated. A handful of shows being worked by other promoters were also axed.
"The remainder of the Guns N' Roses concert dates promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment have been canceled," the company said in a statement. "Refunds will be available at point of purchase. Clear Channel Entertainment takes pride in bringing live entertainment to the public. We apologize for any inconvenience to all the fans who purchased tickets."
Earlier today, Billboard.com was able to confirm that shows tonight (Dec. 11) in Greenville, S.C., Dec. 17 in Houston, Dec. 19 in Dallas, and Dec. 28 in Las Vegas has been canceled or removed from the schedule. As previously reported, tour dates began disappearing from GNR's schedule after the band failed to appear on stage last Friday night at the First Union Center in Philadelphia. The only reason given to fans was that an unidentified member of band was ill.
The tour, the band's first since 1993, got off to a rocky start last month in Vancouver after Rose failed to appear by showtime. When officials at the GM Place Arena announced the show was off, angry fans rioted and caused extensive damage to the venue. GNR last performed Dec. 5 to a sold-out crowd at New York's Madison Square Garden. The trek was due to wrap Jan. 3 in Inglewood, Calif.