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Axl Rose, hobbled by a broken foot, performed last night’s Guns N’ Roses show in Dave Grohl’s throne

Axl, Slash, and Duff kick off the Not In This Lifetime Tour with a show to remember

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    It’s been a week for Guns N’ Roses.

    Last Friday, Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan reunited for the first time in 23 years at Los Angeles’ The Troubador, where they dusted off an assembly of greatest hits, covers, and selections from the Slash- and Duff-less 2008 album, Chinese Democracy.

    A week later, however, Axl went ahead and broke a bone in his foot, requiring a surgical procedure to insert a plate and screws. He’s currently in a cast and cannot put any weight on his foot.

    Fortunately for Axl, Dave Grohl hadn’t yet trashed the throne he designed and built after breaking his own leg on tour last year. For last night’s gig in Las Vegas, the first proper date of GNR’s Not In This Lifetime tour, Axl spent a majority of the time seated in Grohl’s throne, rocking the fuck out.

    As for the rest of the show, there were a number of surprises that all bode well for the upcoming jaunt. For one, it’s quite clear by now that Slash and Duff have zero problem playing material off Chinese Democracy, considering they once again played the title track and “Better” in addition to “This I Love”,

    What’s more, the band seems willing to try out some older deep cuts. A few surprises included selections off Use Your Illusion I & II, specifically “Double Talkin’ Jive”, “Estranged”, “Civil War”, and the first performance of “Coma” since 1993.

    Below, stream a few videos, peruse the setlist, and figure out where you’ll finally see them this summer.

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    Setlist:
    It’s So Easy
    Mr. Brownstone
    Chinese Democracy
    Welcome to the Jungle
    Double Talkin’ Jive
    Estranged
    Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
    Rocket Queen
    You Could Be Mine
    New Rose (The Damned cover)
    This I Love
    Coma
    Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)
    Sweet Child O’ Mine
    Better
    Civil War
    Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) (Instrumental)
    Layla (Derek and the Dominos cover) (Instrumental)
    November Rain
    Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
    Nightrain

    Encore:
    Patience
    Paradise City

    Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates:
    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

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