Axl Rose gives racism victim free AC/DC tickets

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Axl Rose has reached out to a teenage waitress in the US after she was victimised by a racist customer.

Last month, 18 year old Sadie Elledge – who is of Honduran and Mexican descent and was born in the US – received a note while working at Jess’ Quick Lunch in Harrisonburg, Virginia, which stated “We only tip citizens.”

The story sparked outrage across the US, with actor Greice Santo stepping in to offer Elledge a makeover through her Glam With Greice project.

And following the incident, Santo, who is friends with Rose, called the Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC frontman to tell him about the story.

Santo tells Alternative Nation: “I told him about Sadie and he already knew her story. When I told him about Glam With Greice, he actually wanted to fly in personally and invite her to AC/DC’s Fort Lauderdale show on August 30 and have her and her family flown down to the show and put up in beautiful hotel rooms. He was going to pick up the whole tab.”

Unfortunately, Elledge couldn’t make the date due to a family bereavement, but she and her family will now attend AC/DC’s show at Washington’s Verizon Center on September 17 instead after Rose personally called Elledge during her makeover.

Santo continues: “Axl is one of the kindest and most generous men I’ve ever met and he is such a cool but down-to-earth regular guy.

“He really wanted to make this so special for Sadie.”

AC/DC have a handful of shows left on their Rock Or Bust tour with Rose, who stepped in on vocal duties after frontman Brian Johnson’s hearing woes.

AC/DC remaining 2016 Rock Or Bust tour dates

Sep 09: Detroit The Palace, MI
Sep 11: Buffalo First Niagara Center, NY
Sep 14: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Sep 17: Washington Verizon Center, DC
Sep 20: Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center, PA

Guns N’ Roses remaining Not In This Lifetime tour dates

Oct 27: Lima Estadio Monumental, Peru
Oct 29: Santiago Estadio Nacional, Chile
Nov 04: Buenos Aires River Plate Stadium, Argentina
Nov 08: Porto Alegre Estadio Beira-Rio, Brazil
Nov 11: Sao Paulo Allianz Parque, Brazil
Nov 15: Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Brazil
Nov 18: Rio de Janeiro TBC, Brazil
Nov 20: Brasilia Estadio Nacional, Brazil
Nov 23: Medellin Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Colombia
Nov 26: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica

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