GUNS N' ROSES took to the stage in Manchester, England on Monday night (18Oct10) to a chorus of boos from infuriated fans who had been left waiting for more than 90 minutes.
The band is currently touring the U.K. but the shows have been marred by late appearances from the rockers, who are facing a massive $108,000 (£72,000) fine for breaking their curfew at London's O2 Arena last Thursday (14Oct10). They were also forced offstage in Ireland recently after the irritated audience pelted them with bottles.
Axl Rose's group delayed the start of yet another concert on 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 11pm finish time.
The band was fiercely booed by the crowd, many of whom had to leave the show before the end to catch public transport home.
But 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 representative tells the Manchester Evening News, "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 11pm. The majority of acts comply with this policy, however Guns N' Roses have 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."
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