Guns N’ Roses classic lineup — Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan — reunited for a live concert for the first time in 23 years. You can see fan-shot video and the photos, plus the full set-list of the amazing performance of the legendary rock band at The Troubadour in Los Angeles which served to kick off their Not in This Lifetime tour.
Photo: Guns N’ Roses
It’s just the latest of exciting reunion performances of classic bands. Just recently Smashing Pumpkins surprised the world when they reunited with guitarist James Iha for the first time since 2000, also in L.A.
Now this time around all eyes were on the classic lineup of Guns N Roses as they took to the stage at the iconic Troubadour in L.A. And yes, it’s been a long, long time; 23 years ago, way back in the mid-1990s in the days before Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and the like to document the moment.
As Billboard reported, the Friday night, April 1, concert was announced just hours before showtime as a complete surprise and it was not an April Fool’s Day prank. Ticket prices were an astonishing ten dollars.
According to Rolling Stone attendees were not permitted to take photos and video but, wouldn’t you know, there were a few who were defiant and thus, the rest of the world is able to glimpse what took place that night. The publication further reports that Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagane were joined on stage by keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer along with the band’s first-ever female bandmate, keyboardist Melissa Reese.
And this is just the beginning as the reunited classic lineup are embarking on the highly anticipated Not in This Lifetime tour which will take them. You can see the full itinerary below, along with the setlist.
It’s So Easy
Welcome to the Jungle
Double Talkin’ Jive
Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
You Could Be Mine
Speak Softly Love (Andy Williams cover)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
New Rose (The Damned cover)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^
04/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^
04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
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
07/06 – 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
07/23 – 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
08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium
^ = w/ Alice in Chains
Via Consequence of Sound. See pictures and watch video highlights below of the reunion of the Guns N’ Roses classic lineup all together on stage for the first time in 23 years!