The 1800 capacity crowd, who had each paid a whopping $180 for the privilege, witnessed Rose along with guitarist Buckethead, former Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck, guitarist Paul Tobias, former replacements bassist Tommy Stinson (Rose quipped: “The Replacements would be a good name for this band!”), former Primus drummer Brian Mantia and ever faithful keyboardist Dizzy Reed kick out the jams.
Opening the show with ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ and promptly dispatched rip roaring renditions of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, ‘November Rain’, ‘Mr. Brownstone’, ‘Patience’, ‘My Michelle’ and ‘Think About You’.
Before closing their set with old favourite ‘Paradise City’, GN’R also showcased tracks off their long awaited new studio album including ‘The Blues’, ‘Silk Worms’ ‘Oh My God’ (which also featured on 1999′s End of Days soundtrack) as well as the album’s title track ‘Chinese Democracy’.
According to the band’s manager Doug Goldstein Axl was “a little emotional” at the show and thanked fans for their support.
Guns N’ Roses next live outing will be a headline slot at the mssive Rock In Rio festival later this month.
Daniel Lane – Metal Hammer