18 Aug 2010
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Axl Rose's Twitter account hacked

A tweet saying that the singer’s upcoming tour dates had been cancelled was false, and the result of a hack, say Rose’s representatives.

The mystery tweet, which appeared on Rose’s Twitter account, twitter.com/axlrose, on Sunday, said that “[a]ll upcoming Guns N' Roses dates are officially cancelled. Please contact your place of purchase for any refunds”.

However, Live Nation's Festival Republic, organisers of the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK (at which Rose is scheduled to perform), released a statement saying that the tweet was nothing more than a hoax and the scheduled shows will go ahead as planned.

“Festival Republic are informed by GN’R management that Guns N’ Roses have NOT cancelled their performances at Reading and Leeds," the event's promoters explained in the statement.

"Axl Rose’s twitter account was hacked into and all claims of dates being cancelled are unfounded.”

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