Just release the damn album! Fans clamor for new music after Guns N' Roses postpone 2020 tour

Guns N' Roses haven't disclosed the exact reason for rescheduling their tour, but fans are more interested in a new album


                            Just release the damn album! Fans clamor for new music after Guns N' Roses postpone 2020 tour
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Rock and roll legends, Guns N' Roses, are postponing their 2020 North American stadium tour. Their reason is "out of an abundance of caution," but it is probably safe to say the coronavirus pandemic has influenced their decision.

The band posted a message on Twitter, saying, “GN’R fam, some news: The North American tour is being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution.” They went on to note that they will share the updated schedule "as soon as the dates are finalized & all tickets will be honored accordingly."

“If you are a ticket holder and would prefer a refund, please visit Livenation.com/refund for your options,” the band said before adding a personal note, saying, “Thank you for your understanding during this time as we look forward to coming back together very soon.”

Fans on Twitter were understanding the band's decision to reschedule, but see this period as an apt time for them to release new music "like many other artists are doing during this pandemic!!" One fan said, "Lol. Sorry everyone, you'll have to wait a little longer to hear Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child and November Rain for the 4 millionth time. Been a huge GNR fan since 1988 as a 5th grader in elementary school! Please release some new material!" Another said, "I don't mind if you cancel the whole tour but just release a new album."

Fans are also looking forward to the new dates. "Well worth waiting for. Everyone just needs to be smart about being safe so we can all celebrate together," says a fan while another wrote, "Sad but unfortunately necessary. Hope to see U in Europe next year. Stay safe."

The 2020 trek was originally scheduled to begin on July 4 during Milwaukee’s Summerfest and wrap on August 26 at Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Montana. The band also canceled their European tour which was scheduled to begin on May 20. Additionally, The Smashing Pumpkins were slated to open select dates during the tour. 

Guns N' Roses released a T-shirt on May 13 that reads "Live N’ Let Die With COVID 45," which seemingly appears to be a direct damning reference to President Trump’s tour of an Arizona factory making N95 masks for the federal government. During the POTUS' factory visit, where he went without a mask despite signs stating that masks were required, workers blasted the band’s cover of the James Bond theme song from Wings, 'Live and Let Die'. 

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