Axl Rose talked about the cancelled European Tour

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Revision 1.03 (this article has been edited since it was first posted)

****VERY IMPORTANT: This article is based on information (the quotes) that is given by GNR fans who attended the Las Vegas December 29th 2001 concert. These fans have memorised and written what they heard. This article may be modified when the bootleg is available and/or plainly removed if the quotes turns out not to be true.


Axl talks

Here's a quote by a concert reviewer:

BEGIN QUOTE GNRFAN X--
And then he talks about the European tour. He had no idea there was a European tour. He said, "One day I was sitting at home on the internet and I found out that the GNR tour was cancelled and I had no idea that I had a tour. He said not to blame him for the cancellation.
END QUOTE GNRFAN X--

BEGIN QUOTE GNRFAN Y--
What I heard Axl say last night at the concert at the Joint was that he found out on the internet that a European tour had been booked and was selling out..... and he had been unaware he was even playing a tour in Europe.  Not that he found out it was cancelled on the internet.
END QUOTE GNRFAN Y--


Cancelled Eurpoean tour poster


Cancelled Eurpoean tour poster

How did you hear about this?
So far, we have only heard this via a few concert reviews. We will have a better understanding of what has been said once we listen and analyse the bootleg. I sincerely hope Axl didn't really say this, or that he meant something else when he said it. If so, this would be an insult to the European fans.

Note: Please keep in mind for now that there is a possibility, I repeat a possibility that he might have meant something else. Now lets go on with some facts:

Let's recap the whole situation:

October 30th 2000: Big FD Entertainment (Guns N' Roses Management) issues a statement saying that there will be a new tour next summer (summer 2001). Consult the full MTV article here.

Arround December 13th 2000: Tickets to the Arnhem, Holland (at the Gelredome) tickets go on sale.

February 2nd 2001: Big FD entertainment issues a statement confirming 6 European tour dates. Tickets that are not already onsale go onsale. Consult the full MTV article here.

March 6th 2001: News reports are in that other concerts have been added (U.K., Spain, Italy, Swedes, Denmark,etc). Tickets for the events go onsale. Consult the full MTV article here.

May 10th 2001: The entire European tour is reported cancelled because of Buckethead's illness. Consult the full Billboard article here.

BEGIN SHORT QUOTE GNRFAN X--
"One day I was sitting at home on the internet and I found out that the GNR tour was cancelled and I had no idea that I had a tour.
END SHORT QUOTE GNRFAN X--

BEGIN SHORT QUOTE GNRFAN Y--
I heard Axl say last night at the concert at the Joint was that he found out on the internet that a European tour had been booked and was selling out..... and he had been unaware he was even playing a tour in Eupore.

END SHORT QUOTE GNRFAN Y--

One must ask:
If GNRFAN X is right:
If your management company promotes a and sells tickets to venues for your band and your name is all over MTV and VH1 that you are going to tour, how can you not have any idea you're going to tour?

If GNRFAN Y is right:
How Axl could not have any idea he was going to tour Europe even though his management company had booked venues, sold tickets and his name was all over MTV, VH1 and the rest?

****VERY IMPORTANT: This article is based on information (the quotes) that is given by GNR fans who attended the Las Vegas December 29th 2001 concert. These fans have memorised and written what they heard. This article may be modified when the bootleg is available and/or plainly removed if the quotes turns out not to be true.

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