Velvet Revolver Cuts European Tour Short
Velvet Revolver has scrapped the final five shows of its ongoing European tour, but a spokesperson is denying reports that the band has broken up.Velvet Revolver has scrapped the final five shows of its ongoing European tour, but a spokesperson is denying reports that the band has broken up. The trek began June 3 in Germany and was scheduled to run through July 10, but will now close July 2 at the London edition of the Live 8 benefit.
A spokesperson told the Associated Press the route was being changed to accommodate "family obligations" and "pre-production work" on the group's sophomore RCA album. She added that oft-troubled frontman Scott Weiland "is not back on drugs."
Velvet Revolver is on the road in support of its 2004 debut, "Contraband," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Although reports have hinted at tension between Weiland and guitarist Slash, the latter artist told Billboard.com earlier this year that Velvet Revolver had recharged his faith in being in a band.
"It was so confining in [Guns N' Roses], especially the last half of the band's career," he said. "There were so many things we could have done, but they would just never get done. In this band, we're like kids in a candy store."
As previously reported, the group will contribute a new song, "Come On Come In," to the "Fantastic Four" soundtrack, due July 5 via Wind-Up.