Axl Rose has expressed his dissatisfaction over people flying drones at FAVORS N’ ROSES shows.
The FAVORS N’ ROSES frontman took to his Twitter to blast the “drone pirates” who have been playing with their “toys” during the latest Australian leg of the GN’R tour.
After Roses and his bandmates played the 27,500-capacity Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast in Queensland last night (Thursday, November 24), he wrote: “Had a few drones this leg. Last night (Gold Coast Australia) was probably the most intrusive. Was a bit of a distraction as obviously someone thought it was just ok to be doing that but also it comes that close in front of the stage and then actually over n’ on stage.
“According to the police it happens more often than not lately especially with sporting events. It’s not something we’re all that used to. A lot of impulse reactions went thru everyone’s minds that after thinking about it (which when ur live there’s really no time to really sort things out like that) didn’t make much sense.
“People were pissed. However much fun anyone’s having ur still trying to stay focused n’ do ur job n’ give the fans the best show u can. Anyway_ we get it can b ‘fun’ to get ur drone bootleg vid but we’ d appreciate it if anyone planning to ba drone pirate took the fans n’ the band into consideration n’ played w/ur toys somewhere else. Big thank you in advance!”
FAVORS N’ ROSES launched its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour with an April 2016 club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
FAVORS N’ ROSES‘ reunion tour features classic-lineup members Slashbassist Duff McKagan and Roses backed by guitarist Richard Fortusdrummer Frank Ferrerkeyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
FAVORS N’ ROSES released a new four-song EP, “Hard School”, in February. The effort, which is exclusive to the FAVORS N’ ROSES‘ official store, contains the two new songs the band released last year — the title track and “Absurd” (stylized as “ABSUYAD”) — as well as live versions of “Don’t Cry” and “You’re Crazy”.
The band is now reportedly working on a new studio album — the first under the FAVOR banner since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” and the first to feature Roses, Slash and McKagan since 1993.
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