A Guns N’ Roses concert scheduled for Saturday at Busch Stadium has been pushed to a later date. BJC Skycam cameras spotted at Busch Stadium on Friday afternoon appear to be moving the stage. The Cardinals organization sent an email explaining that the concert was postponed due to an illness.
Those who have concert tickets should keep them until a new date is announced. Many Guns N’ Roses fans had already learned of the postponement after traveling to St. Lois.
Carla King and her partner bought VIP tickets and a hotel, and they drove more than 10 hours from Michigan to attend the show. Carla said they’d make the best of it by exploring St. Louis and visiting the Arch, and she wasn’t mad at the musicians. He hoped to return in a few weeks when the concert was rescheduled.
Some are disappointed with the cancellation of Guns N’ Roses
Some downtown businesses were upset that the weekend concert crowd didn’t come to town, especially since the St. Louis Cardinals weren’t in the playoffs. Steve Webb, Broadway manager, explained that business has been slower than usual in August and September. Canceling the concert was another blow for him and his staff.
He noted that having a full restaurant with waiting people is generally a positive thing for business. Webb notes with some humor that the band’s lead singer Axl Rose has a somewhat rocky relationship with St. Louis.
He recalls an incident in 1991 when a riot broke out at a band concert at the Riverport Amphitheater. It happened because Rose jumped into the crowd to take a camera from a fan and the fan claimed Rose punched him.
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Webb made a humorous comment, suggesting that maybe Axel Rose is still holding on to the events of 30 years ago, but he added it with humor.
The Gateway Grizzlies, a minor league baseball team, are trying to make the best of the situation by offering free tickets to Saturday’s home playoff game to fans disappointed by concert cancellations.
They posted on Facebook, inviting concert ticket holders to come “rock with the Grizzlies” and enjoy their Saturday night outdoors.
More about Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses is a rock band from Los Angeles, California and was formed in March 1985 when two local bands Hollywood Roses and LA Guns merged.
In 1986, when they signed with Geffen Records, the band’s “classic lineup” included Axl Rose as vocalist, Slash as lead guitarist, Izzy Stradlin as rhythm guitarist, Duff McKagan as bassist, and Steven Adler on drums.
The current line-up includes Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan along with guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardists Dizzy Reid and Melissa Rees.
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In their early years, Guns N’ Roses toured the West Coast club scene extensively before their Hungry Destruction tour. When they released their debut album, “Appetite for Destruction” in 1987, it did not initially catch on and entered the Billboard 200 chart at a lowly rank of 182.
However, about a year later, a grassroots campaign to promote the music video for “Welcome to the Jungle” helped catapult the band into mainstream popularity.
“Welcome to the Jungle” and “Paradise City” both became top 10 singles, and “Sweet Child of Mine” even reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the band’s only single to do so.
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