2002 Shows

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2002 Shows

Indlægaf Michael » 12. apr 2011, 23:23

2002 Shows



14-24. august

14 - Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China (Summer Sonic Festival)
17 - Marine Stadium, Chiba, Japan (Summer Sonic Festival)
18 - WTC Open Air Stadium, Osaka, Japan (Summer Sonic Festival)

23-26. august

23 - Temple Newsam Park, Leeds, England (Leeds Festival)
24 - Pukkelpop Field, Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium (Pukkelpop Festival)
26 - London Arena, London, England


29 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY (MTV's 2002 VMA)


7. November - 5. december

07 - GM Place, Vancouver, Canada - AFLYST!

08 - Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
11 - Idaho Center Arena, Nampa, ID
14 - Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
15 - Fargodome, Fargo, ND
17 - Mark Of The Quad Cities, Moline, IL
18 - Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
21 - The Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
22 - Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
24 - Gund Arena, Cleveland, OH
25 - Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
27 - Pepsi Arena, Albany, NY
29 - AirCanada Centre, Toronto, Canada
30 - John Labatt Centre, London, Canada


02 - FleetCenter, Boston, MA
03 - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT
05 - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

06 - First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA - AFLYST! (Optøjer)


08 - First Union Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
09 - MCI Center, Washington D.C.
11 - BI-LO Center, Greenville, SC
13 - Ice Palace, Tampa, FL
14 - Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm, FL
16 - Mississippi Coliseum, Biloxi, MS
17 - Compaq Center, Houston, TX
19 - American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
21 - Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
22 - America West Arena, Phoenix, AZ
27 - San Diego Sports Arena, CA
28 - Mandalay Bay, Paradise, NV
30 - Arco Arena, Sacramento, CA
31 - Compac Center, San Jose, CA




03 - Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA
04 - Arrowhead Point, Anaheim, CA
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Re: 2002 Shows

Indlægaf Michael » 17. apr 2011, 01:10

GUNS N ROSES NEWS / Dec 11 2002

GNR Tour Officially Off

It was a tour that never got off on the right foot. Guns N' Roses' long-awaited return to the stage is now officially off.

Tour promoter Clear Channel Entertainment issued a statement that read: "The remainder of the Guns N' Roses concert dates promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment have been cancelled. Refunds will be available at point of purchase."

No reason for the cancellation was given, although a look at the Web nets several theories ranging from poor ticket sales to band squabbles to Axl throwing a diva-style fit.

The tour was bookended by two no-shows from Axl Rose. The first show, scheduled for Vancouver, B.C., never happened - a decision that resulted in rioting from angry fans. What was to be the first of two Philadelphia gigs on December 6 met the same end - Axl failed to show up.

The outing was scheduled to run into January.

Source of information = pollstar.com

PLANNED USA TOUR DATES in 2002 but cancelled in the middle of the tour

THU 11/7 Vancouver, BC, Canada GM Place ( Cancelled )
FRI 11/8 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
THU 11/14 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
FRI 11/15 Fargo, ND Fargodome
SUN 11/17 Moline, IL The Mark
MON 11/18 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
THU 11/21 Detroit, MI The Palace
FRI 11/22 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
SUN 11/24 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena
TUE 11/25 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
WED 11/27 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena
FRI 11/29 Toronto, Ontario, Canada AirCanada Centre
SAT 11/30 London, Ontario, Canada John LaBatt Center
MON 12/2 Boston, MA FleetCenter
TUE 12/3 Harford, CT Civic Center
THU 12/5 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

FRI 12/6 Philadelphia, PA First Union Center
SUN 12/8 Philadelphia, PA The Spectrum
MON 12/9 Washington, DC MCI Center
WED 12/11 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
FRI 12/13 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
SAT 12/14 W. Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
MON 12/16 Biloxi, MS Gulf Coast Coliseum
TUE 12/17 Houston, TX Compaq Center
THU 12/19 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena
SAT 12/21 Albuquerque, NM Tingley Coliseum
SUN 12/22 Phoenix, AZ America West Arena
FRI 12/27 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena
SAT 12/28 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
MON 12/30 Sacramento, CA Arco Arena
TUE 12/31 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
FRI 1/3 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
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Re: 2002 Shows

Indlægaf Michael » 27. jan 2012, 16:34

Guns N' Roses Tour Canceled After Philadelphia Debacle

Guns N' Roses' (GN'R) first tour in nine years started off bad and ended worse, doing serious damage to the band's reputation in the process.

And in a chess game with ongoing financial and possibly legal implications, neither band, primary promoter Clear Channel Entertainment (CCE), nor management company Sanctuary wanted to take the blame for pulling the plug, although a spokesperson at Interscope, the band's label, stressed that CCE was the canceling party for at least one show. CCE issued a statement late Dec. 11 that the tour was canceled.

Whatever the case, in the latest chapter of the infamous GN'R legacy, the Chinese Democracy tour is history. Set up as a 34-date arena trek that was to begin Nov. 7 at the GM Place in Vancouver, the tour—named for a long-touted but yet-to-be-realized album release—staggered out of the gate when the opening date was canceled because lead singer Axl Rose, the lone original GN'R member, never left Los Angeles.

Several shows did come off, albeit to mixed critical and commercial reception. Nine shows reported to Billboard Boxscores grossed $3,228,311 and sold 70,086 tickets out of a possible 118,611 capacity, topped by $733,525 from 13,639 at Allstate Arena near Chicago. But the tour seriously derailed when a Dec. 6 date at the First Union Center in Philadelphia ended in chaos when the show was canceled after 11 p.m., the band apparently unable to make the short jump from a Dec. 5 show at Madison Square Garden in New York.

According to Philadelphia news stations, the opening act at the First Union Center date performed for two hours before the show was called off. Described in some media reports as a "riot," it appears the reality of the Philadelphia situation was something less than that, with no arrests or major injuries reported. Still, the arena suffered damage and a major hassle in getting ready to open for a 1 p.m. hockey game the next day.

"We were informed around 8 p.m. or so [Friday night] that Axl Rose was still in Manhattan and a helicopter was being sent to get him," explains Peter Luukko, president of Comcast-Spectacor Ventures and chairman of Global Spectrum, management company for the First Union Center. "Basically we were in touch with band management as to what the progress was, and at 10:45 we were informed [Rose] wasn't coming.

"At that point a decision was made to make an announcement at 11:15, giving us a half-hour to get security in place and police backup from the city of Philadelphia," Luukko says. "We did have some chairs thrown and some damage in the building, but all in all, considering the difficulty of the situation, we were able to get people out with no major injuries."

Following that debacle, a second Philly show at the adjacent First Union Spectrum (Dec. 8) was also jerked, along with a scheduled show at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. (Dec. 9). Next was the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, S.C., where arena officials received firm word their Dec. 11 show was lost less than 24 hours before load-in. Bi-Lo Center executive director Ed Rubinstein says about 6,000 tickets had been sold for the concert—less than half the house.

The Compaq Center in Houston received word from promoter Stone City Attractions Dec. 11 that its Dec. 17 date was off. "I would be reluctant to enter into negotiations with this artist again," says Jerry MacDonald, senior VP/GM of the arena. After the Compaq cancelation, CCE issued a briefly worded statement that the entire tour was finished.

Eleven other shows were lost. They were the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. (Dec. 13), the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla. (14), Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss. (16), American Airlines Center in Dallas (19), Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, N.M. (21), America West Arena in Phoenix (22), the San Diego Sports Arena (27), Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas (28), Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. (30), a New Year's Eve date at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and a Jan. 3, 2003, show at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

The vagueness of the tour's status left arena managers and others in a quandary as to how to handle the release of information locally. "Until we hear official word, we have a signed contract for the promoter to use our building on [Dec. 13]," Rob Franklin, GM of the St. Pete Times Forum, said just before the press release was issued. Less than 6,000 tickets had been sold for that show.

Sources close to the situation point the finger at Rose for the loss of the Philadelphia show—and perhaps the tour. Rose's appetite for self-destruction dates back to the band's tours in its heyday, often noted as much for terminally late start times and early endings as high grosses and powerful performances.

Ultimately, whomever accepts responsibility for lost shows may well have to pick up the tab for any costs incurred therein. Contacts at tour promoter CCE declined to comment, and booking agency Creative Artists Agency referred calls to the band's label, Interscope, which in turn named CCE as the party that canceled the Greenville show.

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