GNR booed for delayed concert

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2010, 09:41 AM IST

London: American hard rock band Guns N` Roses was booed by fans as soon as the rockers took to the stage in Manchester, England after coming late.

The band is currently touring the Britain but the shows have been marred by late appearances from the rockers. They delayed the start of yet another concert Monday, kicking off their show at the M.E.N. Arena an hour-and-a-half behind schedule and playing more than two hours past their finish time, reports contactmusic.com.

The band was fiercely booed by the crowd, many of whom had to leave the show before the end to catch public transport home.

However, a representative for the venue has revealed the band will probably escape a financial penalty over the incident as the arena holds a 24-hour entertainment licence.

"The M.E.N Arena holds a 24-hour entertainment licence. However, to tie in with local transport links, we always ask that shows finish by 11 p.m. The majority of acts comply with this policy, however Guns N` Roses has a well-publicised history of late performances of which their fans are fully aware. Last night`s late finish would have been no surprise to the majority of fans," said the representative.

IANS