November 7, 2002: Guns n' Roses Cause Riot in Vancouver
Timothy A. Clary, AFP
Things started off with the wrong kind of bang for the first show of Guns n' Roses 2002 tour -- the start of their first North American concert series since 1993 -- when Axl Rose didn't show up on time and organizers cancelled the show.
The result: drunk, stoned and angry rockers running wild. And Vancouver riot police teeing off on them.
This wasn't the first time Canuck Gn'R fans had rioted, either. In 1992 Montreal fans blew up when Axl Rose cut a show short.