GUNS N' ROSES Plays First Official Reunion Concert At Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena: Video, Photos
April 9, 2016
GUNS N' ROSES has just completed the first of two shows at Las Vegas's new T-Mobile Arena. The band's lead singer, Axl Rose, played the concert with a broken bone in his foot, an injury he reportedly sustained last week when he slipped onstage while singing "Mr. Brownstone" at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Rose has since undergone an operation to insert a plate and screws in his foot after fracturing his fifth metatarsal.
Rose wore cast at the Vegas show, and had a special stage setup — similar to the custom throne Dave Grohl used last year after breaking a leg — that allows him to perform. In fact, Axl told the audience that Grohl gave him the use of his throne while he is unable to walk. Rose said before GN'R launched into "Rocket Queen": "I wanna thank Dave Grohl for this; it was very nice of him. I've got nothing to do with this."
As with the Troubadour gig, only Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan from GN'R's "Appetite For Destruction"-era lineup took part in the Las Vegas show. They were joined by keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. Also appearing with them was second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
01. It's So Easy 02. Mr. Brownstone 03. Chinese Democracy 04. Welcome To The Jungle 05. Double Talkin' Jive 06. Estranged 07. Live And Let Die (Paul McCartney & WINGS cover) 08. Rocket Queen 09. You Could Be Mine 10. New Rose (THE DAMNED cover) 11. This I Love 12. Coma 13. The Godfather Theme (Slash) 14. Sweet Child O' Mine 15. Better 16. Civil War 17. Wish You Were Here (Richard Fortus and Slash) 18. Layla (outro) 19. November Rain 20. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (BOB DYLAN cover) 21. Nightrain
22. Patience 23. Paradise City
The GN'R frontman will apparently have to limit the amount of weight he puts on the front part of his foot for about four weeks.
The band will play two gigs in Mexico City in addition to the Vegas and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival dates, before launching a stadium trek this summer.
GUNS N' ROSES is getting a reported $8 million for its two appearances at Coachella.
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