Review: Guns N’ Roses in Pittsburgh 

Tuesday night in Pittsburgh, a visibly excited Axl Rose called out “Hello boys and girls!” just after Guns N’ Roses launched into “It’s So Easy” to kick off another amazing night for the Not In This Lifetime tour. The crowd went nuts!!

For a group of guys that haven’t played together in twenty years, they didn’t miss a beat.

photo: Jack Fordyce – Tribune Review


 
Wolfmother opened for Guns N’ Roses with a solid set. They mixed older and newer tunes. The big hit of the night was “Woman”.

@officialwolfmother from last night in #pittsburgh @gunsnroses #notinthislifetime

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After Wolfmother took the stage, the audience was treated to a series of Guns N’ Roses hits. Not a single one went over negatively. They were tight as ever! They even refreshed my memory of Chinese Democracy by playing a few tunes from that album. 

Here’s just a few highlights…

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Questioning whether or not Axl still has it? Just listen to this…

It was awesome to see them to honor their punk roots with some Johnny Thunders and Iggy Pop! Duff McKagan and Slash both had time to shine with separate solo opportunities, as seen above. 

When Guns blasted into “November Rain” fans witnessed a melding of that and the piano ending for “Layla” that blew their minds! Not to mention a nice segue from “Civil War” to a “Voodoo Child” solo by Slash.

My eyes began to water when the opening notes of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” echoed through Heinz Field, and saw Slash, Duff and Axl play near each other like brothers. 

Not to mention, hearing “Paradise City” amongst the Pittsburgh skyline was enough to bring on more tears from any Pittsburgher.

All in all, this tour is one worth seeing. You could tell that the set list was as much fun for Guns N’ Roses as it was for the fans! 

Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother put it best when he called opening for Guns and honor and said, “we all need this, don’t we?” 

Check out the set list here

photo: Jack Fordyce – Tribune Review

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Guns N’ Roses surprise fans with Steven Adler appearance

Ever since the Not In This Lifetime Tour was announced, Guns N’ Roses stayed quiet regarding the whereabouts of original drummer Steven Adler.

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In fact, no one is sure where original rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin is on all the reunion talk either.

In Cincinnati, Axl Rose proudly introduced Steven Adler as he took the stage to perform two tunes. One of which (a personal favorite of mine), was “Out Ta Get Me” – the crowd went insane! He also sat in for “My Michelle” too (after Axl suggested that he
“guess we should do another”). This was the first time we’ve seen him perform with most of the Appetite era line-up since 1990.

I’m not jealous that I didn’t see this… at all. *sarcasm*

It makes sense that the Ohio native would choose Cincinnati to make his appearance with a newly reunited Guns N’ Roses. I’m sure plenty of family and friends were in the audience.

What I still want to know is… where’s Izzy?

Guns N’ Roses announce opening acts

Guns N’ Roses fans who purchased tickets to their upcoming summer reunion tour, are in for a treat! 

It was announced today that Alice In Chains and Lenny Kravitz are opening up for them on several dates this summer. 

According to Consequence Of Sound,

In anticipation of the tour’s June 23rd launch in Detroit, GNR have announced two support acts set to join them on the road. Alice in Chains will open shows in Detroit, Washington, DC, Kansas City, and Chicago, while Lenny Kravitz will accompany the band for in the Boston and New York metropolitan areas.

Additionally, GNR have confirmed a second show in Los Angeles set for August 19th.

Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates:

06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field *

06/26 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field *

06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium *

07/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field *

07/03 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field *

07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium

07/09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium

07/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field

07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field

07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre

07/19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium ^

07/20 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium ^

07/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium ^

07/24 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium ^

07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome

07/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl

07/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome

08/03 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium

08/05 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium

08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park

08/12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field

08/15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium

08/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium

08/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium

08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

* = w/ Alice in Chains

^ = w/ Lenny Kravitz