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December 11th, 2002
Guns N' Roses axes more shows
The uncertain saga of the Guns N' Roses tour took another twist Tuesday as six upcoming shows were canceled, including stops in San Jose, Sacramento and tonight's scheduled performance in Greenville, S.C.

A spokesman for Clear Channel, the promoter for the tour, said there was no new information about other dates and pointed out that tickets remain on sale for two Southern California stops, Jan. 3 at the Forum in Inglewood and Dec. 27 at the San Diego Sports Arena.

Still, there is reason to doubt that Axl Rose and company will appear on stage tonight or any time soon. The band has missed three shows in the last five days, including a last-minute cancellation in Philadelphia on Friday that inspired unruly fans to throw seats and bottles on stage. MTV has reported that the tour is off, and Cky, an opening act on the tour, posted a message on its Web site saying the same thing.

On Tuesday, the entire tour itinerary was pulled from the Web site of Pollstar, the concert industry trade publication.

"We took it down because, personally, I think the whole tour is history," said Gary Bongiovanni, editor in chief of Pollstar. "I think the lawyers are taking care of the details now and soon they will announce it."

Geoff Boucher

Source(s): http://www.calendarlive.com  
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