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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Guns N'Roses braced for return gig after O2 fiasco

Legendary rock band Guns N'Roses are returning to Dublin for their new tour, and chances are it will be an eventful performance.

In true rock'n'roll style, frontman Axl Rose caused massive controversy on his last visit to Ireland after angering 14,000 fans by showing up more than an hour late for a sell-out gig at the O2.

After finally appearing on stage, Axl became infuriated when a fan threw a bottle at him. Soon the singer told the crowd "one more bottle, we go home". And just 20 minutes later, it was all over.

But, it seems like the hardcore musicians aren't afraid of a little controversy, as they have signed on to play at Dublin's O2 on May 17. After the ill-fated Dublin gig in September 2010, MCD promoter Denis Desmond defended the band and criticised Dublin fans.

"While the artist has a long history for being late on stage... no artist should be subjected to missiles and unknown substances being thrown at them. However, despite this the band went back on stage after people stopped throwing items performing their set of songs in full," he said.

In May, the rockers will be showcasing their latest album Chinese Democracy. Tickets for the highly anticipated show go on sale on Friday, February 3 at 9am.

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