Guns N’ Roses is all set for its reunion tour as they warm it up with a gig at Troubadour Club, Friday night in California that saw original members frontman Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan all in one stage playing since 1993.
According to USA Today, the venues was jam-pack with fans, who lined up for hours just to get the tickets and watch the band that made hit wonders such as “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Patience,” and “Knockin on Heaven’s Door.”
TMZ reported that Guns N’ Roses Hollywood fans also troop to Troubadour that night and the list includes Jim Carry, Nicolas Cage, Kate Hudson, Bradley Cooper, Chris Brown and Slash’s high school friend Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
The gig was so energetic that Slash even posted a video taken of the band playing the song “Welcome to the Jungle,” though cameras were banned from the venue. But Guns N’ Roses fans are the defiant ones that they would not want to miss the chance of recording music history.
RollingStone got hold of the set list that the band played that night at Troubadour Club and the songs include “It’s So Easy,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Chinese Democracy,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Double Talkin’ Jive,” “Live and Let Die” (Wings cover), “Rocket Queen,” “You Could Be Mine,” “Speak Softly Love” (Andy Williams cover), “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “New Rose” (The Damned cover), “Better,” “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” “My Michelle,” “Nightrain,” “The Seeker” (The Who cover), and “Paradise City.”
During the gig, Guns N’ Roses also announced that their summer reunion tour dubbed “Not in this Lifetime Tour will officially kick off on June 23 in Detroit’s Ford Field and will wrap up on August 22 in San Diego’s Qualcomm Park. They will also have gigs this month in Las Vegas, Mexico City and a major one in Coachella.
In the Troubadour Club stint, Guns N’ Roses saw Rose, Slash and McKagan together with Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and new keyboardist Melissa Reese, GNR’s first female band member.
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