Axl Rose Reacts To Fans Taking Bootleg Videos Of GN’R Using Drones
Due to their popularity, drones have become increasingly accessible to the average consumer, bringing them various opportunities, from recording live concerts to creating exciting visuals. However, seeing drones flying over them while performing on stage can be disturbing for some artists, including Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose. The singer posted a tweet to share his thoughts on this matter following an unpleasant experience in a recent show.
“[We] had a few drones this leg. Last night (Gold Coast Australia) was probably the most intrusive,” Axl wrote, referring to their Gold Coast gig on November 24. He reflected, “[It] was a bit of a distraction as obviously someone thought it was just okay to be doing that but also it coming that close in front of the stage and then actually over and on stage.”
The frontman continued, “According to the police, it happens more often than not lately, especially with sporting events. It’s not something we’re all that used to. A lot of impulse reactions went through everyone’s minds that after thinking about it (which when you are live, there is really no time to really sort things out like that) didn’t make much sense.”
“People were pissed. However much fun anyone’s having, you are still trying to stay focused and do your job and give the fans the best show you can,” the singer expressed. He also added, “Anyway…we get it can be ‘fun’ to get your drone bootleg videos, but we’d appreciate it if anyone planning to be a drone pirate took the fans and the band into consideration and played their toys somewhere else. Big thank you in advance.”
GN’R is continuing their Guns N’ Roses 2020 Tour, which kicked off on January 31, 2020. Following the Latin American and Asian legs, the band is now in Oceania, performing shows in Australia. This leg of the tour will be completed following the last two shows in New Zealand, on December 8 and 10.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 25, 2022