When Guns N’ Roses hit the stage for their Not in This Lifetime concert on Tuesday night (Feb. 14) in Australia, their longtime instrument tech and announcer McBob shouted “Sydney!” to the crowd. Unfortunately, the show was in Melbourne.
The Melbourne audience immediately responded in a chorus of boos at the mistake.
Watch the moment below:
Goodnight Melton! There will be no encore! pic.twitter.com/cqIlWHV8cN
— BRIGGS AKA BIG SIGH (@BriggsGE) February 14, 2017
After the show, the band apologized on Facebook, writing: “Melbourne! ?Accidentally after 30 years McBob made an error, we’re truly sorry. Thank you for coming out tonight!”
Slash and McKagan also apologized for the mix-up on Twitter.
Melbourne, thank you for an awesome fucking evening! Apologies for the Spinal Tap intro! But, we had a great fucking time tonight! Cheers!
— Slash (@Slash) February 14, 2017
Melbourne! WOW!! 70k strong 2nite. Don’t b2 hard on McBob 4saying ‘Sydney’ in the intro…his wife and fam r fom here. Hell catch it plenty!
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) February 14, 2017