Guns N' Roses Play On At Leeds Festival
GUNS N' ROSES backed down from their pledge to boycott Britain's Leeds Festival on Sunday (29Aug10) following their shortened set at the twinned Reading event - but still arrived onstage late.
The tardy rockers began their set more than an hour after their scheduled start time at Reading on Friday (27Aug10), infuriating festival bosses who were given strict instructions from police and local officials to ensure the band didn't break its 11:30pm (local time) curfew.
The group continued performing acoustically and overran their finish time.
Frontman Axl Rose vowed to pull out of Leeds Festival, telling the Reading crowd, "Unfortunately due to tonight we will not be at Leeds, although we will try and play a bit more now."
He demanded an apology from the events' organiser Melvin Benn over the situation - and it seems Rose calmed down enough to step on stage to 80,000 adoring fans at Leeds on Sunday.
But the band's tardy ways only improved slightly - they still arrived onstage more than half an hour late, according to the Virtual Festivals website.