According to Argentine media reports, at least 12 people were arrested last night (Monday, March 22) outside Velez stadium in Buenos Aires after a number of fans tried unsuccessfully to enter GUNS N' ROSES' concert at the venue without tickets or with counterfeit tickets purchased through the Internet.
Several people began throwing bottles and members of the Guardia de Infantería de la Policía Federal used gas and rubber bullets to disperse the unruly crowd. In addition, firefighters were called to the scene to extinguish a fire that was started in a tree outside the stadium.
Around 45,000 people attended the concert, which started around 11:00 p.m. — two hours later than scheduled. According to several reports, there were audio problems at the venue, with some people close to the stage claiming that they couldn't hear Axl Rose's singing. The frontman also had to stop the show at least twice to have the interpreter tell the crowd to stop throwing stuff on stage.
A nine-minute report from C5N, a breaking news TV station broadcasting from Argentina, can be viewed below.
GUNS N' ROSES began its 11-date South American tour on March 7 in Brazil, with shows scheduled through April 1 in countries like Ecuador, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Venezuela and Colombia.
Axl Rose talking to crowd through an interpreter: