Guns N' Roses Rock Festival, Reschedule Shows
Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:38:42
Fans who got to see Guns 'N Roses headline the KROQ Inland Invasion festival in San Bernadino, California will have bragging rights over their fellow West Coast GNR fans for at least another three months. Just days before their Inland Invasion appearance on Saturday (September 23), Axl and company cancelled or rescheduled all of their concert dates from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, pushing back all of their West Coast appearances to December and January. The official launch date of their much-anticipated U.S. tour is now October 20, when the retooled band will take the stage at Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Meanwhile, reviews of GNR's Inland Invasion performance were decidedly mixed. "It's bewildering how this pseudo-GNR has earned near-raves overseas and elsewhere stateside," opined the Orange County Register, describing Axl as "a hulking, huffy shell of his former terrifying self." And the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin said the band's new lineup, featuring former members of Nine Inch Nails, Primus and the Replacements but no founding Gunners besides Axl, "just didn’t sizzle like the original lineup."
On the other hand, the Hollywood Reporter deemed the performance, which started 50 minutes behind schedule, a success. "The night belonged to Guns N' Roses," Reporter critic Paul Gargano proclaimed, insisting that the show "lived up to the band's storied past."
Here is a list of rescheduled Guns N' Roses tour dates that have been confirmed so far:
Fresno, CA: was Sept. 27, now Dec. 13
Bakersfield, CA: was Sept. 29, now Jan. 11
Reno, NV: was Sept. 30, now Jan. 13
Sacramento, CA: was Oct. 2, now Jan. 10
--The ARTISTdirect Staff