Guns N' Roses fans are upset as the band mistakes Melbourne for Sydney during recent concert

FP Staff

Feb 15, 2017 12:47:20 IST

Rock legends Guns N' Roses apologised Wednesday after confusing the southern city of Melbourne with Sydney on their Australian tour.

Image courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons

Image courtesy: Flickr/Creative Commons

Concert-goers booed the US rockers when guitar technician McBob said hello to 'Sydney' at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday night as he introduced the group on stage.

"Sydney, you wanted the best but they're stuck in traffic, so here's what you get," he said.

After fans were kept waiting almost an hour for the band to take to the stage, they were unimpressed when Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan did eventually appear.

According to the New Zealand Herald, there was a 'chorus of boos' following the gaffe and one fan even yelled back at the rockers, reminding them: 'You're in Melbourne!'

Fans took to Twitter to comment on the gaff.

The group later tweeted from their official account that they were 'truly sorry'

Lead guitarist Slash apologised on Twitter for the 'Spinal Tap intro:

While bassist Duff McKagan added, "Don't b2 hard on McBob 4saying 'Sydney' in the intro...his wife and fam r fom here. Hell catch it plenty!":

There has been a long-time rivalry between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's two largest cities.

While Sydney is the nation's financial centre and boasts of its iconic harbour-front that features the Opera House and bridge, Melbourne prides itself as Australia's cultural and sporting capital.

The veteran band last performed in Melbourne in 2013.

(With inputs from agencies)

Updated Date: Feb 15, 2017 13:12:15 IST