Longtime GUNS N’ ROSES keyboardist Chris Pitman has apologized for calling the band’s reunion a “nostalgia tour.”
The reunited GUNS N’ ROSES — featuring Axl Rose alongside guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — has six shows scheduled so far, all in April: two at the Coachella Music And Arts Festival, two in Las Vegas and two in Mexico City.
The rest of the band’s lineup for the shows — and a potential tour later in the year — remains unclear, although keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, and drummer Frank Ferrer are all believed to be involved.
In recent a social media post that’s since been deleted (but captured on Reddit), Pitman wrote: “This is a nostalgia tour, please don’t mention those who are there the last 20 fkg years [sic] oh god no! …(a money grab) FU.”
Now Pitman has taken to Twitter to say sorry to his bandmates, explaining: “I sincerely apologize to GNR,especially the band and crew,for stupid comments about upcoming tour, ..remember kids, dont drink n text!”
The multi-instrumentalist joined GUNS N’ ROSES in 1998, performing keyboard, bass, percussion and backing vocals. He featured on every song on the band’s sixth album, “Chinese Democracy”, and is one of the longest serving members of the group’s most recent lineup.
I sincerely apologize to GNR,especially the band and crew,for stupid comments about upcoming tour, ..remember kids, dont drink n text!
— Chris Pitman (@CPitmanofficial) March 4, 2016