|This is from the latest edition of Kerrang!:
Axl Rose and co were still due to start their UK tour at London Docklands Arena on December 13 at the time of going to press. Despite recent rumours to the contrary, both the band's UK record label and tour promoters Helter Skelter insist the shows are still going ahead. The band are apparently having problems replacing recently departed guitarist Buckethead, but no official staement has been issued so far so far. "We've not heard anything about them cancelling," said a spokesperson for Helter Skelter. "We'll let everyone know if anything happens, though."
This was reported on the GN'R mailinglist:
There is no UK tour.
"The finish line is in sight" for the record.
These came from a very reliable source.