Guns N’ Roses fans had reason to tremble and shudder this morning (and not just from the usual Chinese Democracy flashbacks and nightmares): Axl Rose’s official Twitter let loose with this shocking nugget on Sunday night:
“All upcoming Guns N’ Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds.”
Well, according to Billboard, it turns out that Rose’s Twitter account had been hacked—Rose himself has not sent a Tweet in three months—and the tour is set, sigh, to continue, despite the disruption the fake announcement caused, as fans who caught the early reports of the tour cancellation are expected to begin demanding refunds. The band is set to next headline the Reading and Leeds Fests in Europe on August 27th and 29th.
“’Festival Republic are informed by GN’R management that Guns N’ Roses have NOT canceled their performances at Reading & Leeds and that Axl Rose’s Twitter account was hacked into and all claims of dates being cancelled are unfounded,’ said a Festival Republic statement today.”
So, to review: the tour is still on, and don’t demand a refund for your ticket, unless you’d like to avoid the crushing disappointment of seeing a once great band take your money for two hours of masturbatory and half-assed ‘80s nostalgia.
What do you think of Rose’s Twit-hacking?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Someone Hacks Axl Rose’s Twitter, Cancels Guns N’ Roses Tour