I do not know what it is about Axl and concerts in Canada. Apparently, his plane was delayed, forcing him to miss the opening show of the new GunsNRoses tour kicking off in Vancouver.
Strangely enough, the promoters let the first two bands play before announcing that Axl had not made it to the show. This pissed off a lot of fans. 10 people were arrested as riot police stormed the area.
Of course, this is not the first time Axl caused a riot at a Canadian concert. You may remember the first time was when James Hetfield was severely burned by pyrotechnics on the GNR/Metallica tour. Axl could have saved the day by covering for the earlier demise of Metallica that night, but he chose to throw a fit and walk off stage. This sparked a similar riot.
At least this time we can not blame Axl….