Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses reacts to Aussie fans flying drones at the band’s shows: “Play with your toys somewhere else.”
Guns N’ Roses are currently on their Biggest Night of Rock tour across Australia. On Sunday (November 27), the legendary hard rock collective treated fans to a show of over three hours at Sydney’s Accor Stadium, during which, they played their 1991 hit November Rain, during actual rainfall, in the month of November.
Commenting on the irony, fans took to social media to document the experience, as Guns N’ Roses played to a drizzly backdrop, coupled with some lighting strikes here and there: “Watching November Rain in November in the Rain live performed by the band who wrote it,” stated one concert attendee via their Instagram story.
Earlier in the week however, there was an occurrence during their Gold Coast show (November 24) that was far more disturbing than rain. As reported by the Herald Sun, a 20-year-old man disturbed the band by flying a drone close to the stage. Thereafter, authorities at the venue identified the “drone pirate,” confiscated the device, gave him a “move on direction,” and advised not to come back to the stadium.
Reflecting on the incident via Twitter (November 25), Guns N’ Roses frontman, Axl Rose, stated: “Had a few drones this leg. Last night (Gold Coast Australia) was probably the most intrusive. Was a bit of a distraction as obviously someone thought it was just ok to be doing that but also it coming that close in front of the stage and then actually over n’ on the stage.”
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 25, 2022
Rose continued, “people were pissed. However much fun anyone’s having ur still trying to stay focused n’ do ur job n’ give the fans the best show you can. Anyway… we get it can be ‘fun’ to get ur drone bootleg vid but we’d appreciate it if anyone planning to b a drone pirate took the fans n’ band into consideration and n’ played w/ ur toys somewhere else.”
With two shows left on the Aussie leg of their tour, Guns N’ Roses are gearing up to take the stage at Adelaide Oval in South Australia tomorrow (November 29). Then on Saturday (December 3), the band will perform at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Victoria as their final tour stop. Across all of their Biggest Night of Rock tour performances in Australia’s major cities this year, the band are joined by special guests, The Chats and Cosmic Psychos. Watch fan-shot footage of Guns N’ Roses playing November Rain, during actual November rain, via YouTube below.