Guns N' Roses Spark Riot in Brazil After No-Show
Published Mar 15, 2010Maybe Guns N' Roses are back in their heyday form after all? It seems the often rioted-about band, fronted by none other than the original hothead/diva, W. Axl Rose, are back to their old tricks of making fans wait all night and then cancelling their shows. Oh, and then hanging out backstage while the violence ensues.
On Friday (March 12), Axl and his latest incarnation of the L.A. rock band caused a riot among concertgoers at a private show in Brazil after they called off the concert at the last minute, according to the New York Post. In prime Axl fashion, fans waited for hours for the band to hit the stage and when they were told, at the ripe hour of 3 a.m., that the group would not be playing, well, the audience was pissed.
The exclusive club show in Sao Paulo was hosted by supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros, and according to an unnamed source who attended the show, things got violent when the band didn't play their scheduled set.
"The audience got angry and started to mount the stage, and fight and destroy everything. It was wild," said the source. "There were fights everywhere, on the dance floor, in the bathrooms, outside the club. Crazy. I guess the free drinks didn't help."
Guns N' Roses were also forced to cancel Sunday's (March 14) show in Rio De Janeiro after a stage collapsed due to heavy rains. According to a Twitter post from Axl, no one was injured in the incident.
Guns N' Roses are currently playing an 11-date mini tour in South America, with shows in Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia.