Did Guns N’ Roses Troll St. Louis?


On March 25th Guns N’ Roses announced the 21 cities they would be visiting on their reunion tour, which included what would have been the first trip back to St. Louis since  1991. However, on April 1st when the dates were announced, it was reduced to 20 cities with St Louis being left off the tour.

The history behind Axl Rose’s hate towards the Gateway City goes way back. It started when Rose was accused of instigating a riot after going after a fan with a camera during a July 1991 concert at Riverport Ampitheater in St.Louis. The concert ended when Rose broke his mic and called the show early. After the incident, the liner notes in the next two albums, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, both had some very choice words for St. Louis. Also, Rose was wearing a t-shirt in the “Don’t Cry” video that says “St. Louis Sucks”.

gnraxlhatesstlImage Credit, Jamie Lees, Riverfront Times

As of now, this seems to be yet another swipe toward St. Louis, that is unless we hear differently from the band.

Guns N’ Roses tour dates:
June 23 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
June 26 – Washington, DC – FedEx Field
June 29 – Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium
July 1 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
July 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium
July 9 – Nashville, TN – Nissan Stadium
July 12 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Field
July 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
July 16 – Toronto, Ontario – Rogers Centre
July 19 – Foxboro, MA – Gillette Stadium
July 23 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
July 27 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Dome
July 29 – Orlando, FL – Orlando Citrus Bowl
July 31 – New Orleans, LA – Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Aug. 3 – Arlington, TX – AT&T Stadium
Aug. 5 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
Aug. 9 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Aug. 12 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field
Aug. 15 – Glendale, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium
Aug. 22 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium

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