GUNS N’ ROSES frontman Axl Rose has had it with people flying drones at the band’s shows.
Taking to Twitter, Rose very politely asked drone pirates to get out of his face. The singer has been plagued by the unmanned aerial vehicles during the latest Australian leg of the GN’R tour.
While Rose didn’t mention any specific incidents, he made it clear that he doesn’t appreciate the drones and would prefer if people stopped using them at GN’R shows.
After Rose and his bandmates played the 27,500-capacity Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast in Queensland last night (Thursday, November 24), he wrote: “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 stage.
“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 thru everyone’s minds that after thinking about it (which when ur live there’s really no time to really sort things out like that) didn’t make much sense.
“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 u can. Anyway_ we get it can b ‘fun’ to get ur drone bootleg vid but we’d appreciate it if anyone planning to b a drone pirate took the fans n’ the band into consideration n’ played w/ur toys somewhere else. Big thank you in advance!”