Guns ‘N Roses Concert In New Jersey Ends In 30 Arrests
Guns ‘N Roses played a concert in New Jersey over the weekend that ended in the arrests of 30 concertgoers.
Guns ‘N Roses Concert Arrests
Guns ‘N Roses, who is currently in the midst of its latest reunion tour, played at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium Sunday. By the time the rock band finished its set, “at least 30” of those in attendance at the show had been arrested, according to the New Jersey State Police.
Fans were arrested for a variety of offenses, including assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. A total of nine concertgoers were arrested for disorderly conduct, another 11 for solicitation and three others for criminal trespassing, a police department spokesperson told radio station New Jersey 101.5. At least one arrest was drug related, with an individual getting arrested for possession of under 50 grams of marijuana.
Last week, Guns N’ Roses had a run-in with customs officials at the Canadian border on its way to play a show in Toronto. Frontman Axl Rose explained onstage that the band was detained when it was discovered that there was a gun on board the tour bus.
“We weren’t exactly arrested, we were detained,” he told the sold-out crown about the gun incident. “The were very nice,” the singer added of the customs officials. “They were very understanding. You know it happens – you can forget you had a f–king gun.”
A Guns ‘N Roses rep confirmed to Billboard: “Yes, this indeed happened on Friday, July 15, as they were crossing the border coming from the Philadelphia tour stop on the 14th.” The rep added that the gun didn’t belong to a band member.
Guns ‘N Roses’ Not In This Lifetime tour will wrap up in San Diego in August. The band is considering a U.K. tour in the near future.
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