Guns N' Roses who recently announced the postponement of Japanese dates in Chinese Democracy World Tour 2007 has further claimed that they will keep the dates starting from April 27 onwards. With this statement, they confirm that My Coke Fest in Johannesburg and May 1 show in Cape Town will resume as scheduled.
Paul Dainty as the promoter even elaborates that the reports on Australian leg that starts June 10 in Perth being cancelled is wrong. "I spoke with them last night and they did not tell me that," Dainty said in a statement. "The South Africa dates are next week. The Australian dates are still months away."
The Japanese gigs that serve as the kick off dates have to be rescheduled after bassist Tommy Stinson broke his wrist upon falling from stairs. The hand was diagnosed as "severely sprained" and may have some torn ligaments. Stinson said, "I'd like to apologize to our Japanese fans that were looking forward to seeing us and know that we will see you all soon. Again, we'd like to sincerely thank our fans worldwide for their patience and support."
The Chinese Democracy World Tour 2007 will visit Japan, Thailand, South Africa, South America, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. Members reported joining this tour are vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Robin Finck, Ron Thal and Richard Fortus on guitars, Tommy Stinson on bass, Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman on keyboards and Frank Ferrer on drums.