Guns N’ Roses Won’t Be Allowed to Perform Past Foxborough Curfew
Best get to Guns N' Roses' July dates at Gillette Stadium in Massachusetts early – because Axl Rose and company won't be playing late. Foxborough's town council has turned down a request to perform after a 11:15PM citywide curfew.
Gillette Stadium management had asked to play until 11:40PM on July 19-20, nearly a half hour after the deadline. "This is on a Tuesday and a Wednesday," Selectwoman Ginny Coppola told The Sun Chronicle. "If this was a weekend, I wouldn't have a problem with it, but it's a work night. This isn't going to be an acoustic evening. It's going to be loud."
Jess Enos, a Gillette Stadium official, noted that there hadn't been any public safety issues during previous stops on this long-awaited reunion tour, and that an older crowd was expected. A member of the stadium's advisory committee also said the concert volume could be turned down, should noise complaints arise – something Gillette staff have apparently done in the past.
The council was unmoved, voting unanimously to license the shows with a strict 11:15PM cutoff. Enos later acknowledged that they would work around the curfew, even as local residents spoke out.
Pop star Taylor Swift was granted an extension to 11:40PM at the same venue last year, but those concerts were held on the weekend. Lenny Kravitz will serve as opening act for both Guns N' Roses shows.
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