Louisiana Venue Manager Says He Was Deceived Into Believing GUNS N' ROSES Would Play His Club

April 19, 2006

Despite published reports to the contrary, GUNS N' ROSES will **NOT** be performing at the 307 Jazz & Blues Club in Lafayette, Louisiana on May 26.

According to The Daily Advertiser, the managers of the 307 venue — who allegedly sent in a deposit for the May 26 gig last Friday — were contacted by Axl Rose's booking and management company this past weekend, asking why they were disseminating false information.

"We both came to the conclusion that it (the booking) was fraudulent," Chad Fouquier, 307's entertainment coordinator, told The Daily Advertiser.

The representative said it was the victim in a scam in which a booker not affiliated with Rose signed them up for a show and tried to take their money. The fact is, Axl Rose will not make a Lafayette stop.

The venue's management chalks up their naiveté to the high they were on after being contacted by big names following their April 1 DR. JOHN show and hearing about a promotional tour Rose was planning to repair his image.

To secure the performance, 307 had to send in a deposit. Fouquier is hesitant to give names but said the money went to a Chicago-based company. While Fouquier called it a significant amount, he would not divulge the actual dollar amount. However, 307 lucked out by sending it on Friday.

"The good news is they might have gotten a little sloppy when they had us deliver the deposit on Good Friday," Fouquier said. "(It) hasn't been cashed, and we stopped payment on it. We ended up walking away scott-free on the whole deal."

Read more at The Daily Advertiser.

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