2006

2006:

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Januar

06 – Bumblefoot spiller et show med Alexa Vetere ved Marriott Hotel i Anaheim, CA.

Slash radio interview: “Axl has a record coming out, I think in March, which is cool, because it will be interesting to hear, after all this time.Vært: “So wait, Chinese Democracy is coming out?Slash: “Yeah, it’s coming out in March!

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13 – Axl spottes ved en fest for Korn’s turnestart “See You on the Other Side” i Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Axl havde også et mindre interview med Rolling Stone (læs her), hvor han fortæller lidt om albummet:  “It’s a very complex record. I’m trying to do something different. Some of the arrangements are kind of like QUEEN. Some people are going to say, ‘It doesn’t sound like Axl Rose, it doesn’t sound like GUNS N’ ROSES.’ But you’ll like at least a few songs on there. We’re working on thirty-two songs, and twenty-six are nearly done. Of those, thirteen are slated for the final album.” Han sagde at hans personlige favoritter på albummet var “Better“, “There Was A Time” og “The Blues“. [Kilde]

22 – Adler’s Appetite spiller deres første tyske show i Ludwigsburg på deres turne. Efter showet fyrer Steven resten af bandet og efterlader dem strandet i Tyskland!

25 – Ifølge Metal Sludge, har Steven Adler trukket stikket ud på Adler’s Appetite og fyret alle medlemmerne adskillige shows inde i bandets europæiske turne. Sheldon Tarsha (sanger) og Michael Thomas (guitar), bekræftede at de prøvede at snakke fornuft med Adler, men til ingen nytte. Et GnR hyldestband overtog deres plads på resten af turnéen.

Februar

10 – Bumblefoot er gæst hos MAACP Internet Radio

Hele studiodemoer fra “Chinese Democracy” – “I.R.S.””There Was A Time“,” “Better” og “Catcher in the Rye” bliver lækket online. Guitarist Brian May bekræfter at han spillede på “Cather In The Rye“.

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03 – Axl ansøger om at eje ALT hvad der udgives af Guns N’ Roses. Det nye album annonceres at udkomme i april måned. Ifølge Merck Mercuriadis: “This will not delay the new album – quite the opposite – tying up these loose ends allows us to get on with it.”

05 – Bumblefoot spiller i Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY. Se poster her.
08 –  Bumblefoot er gæst hos Radio Guitarhoo i Canada.
17 –  Bumblefoot er gæst i Dailysonic Internet Radio.
22 – Bumblefoot spiller i Crash Mansion, New York City, NY. Se poster her.

Hookers N’ Blow shows (Dizzy Reed):
15-26 – RumRunners Piano Bar and Grill, Sandestin, FL
31 – Whiskey Dix Saloon, Philadelphia, PA

April

Fra Rock In Rio’s hjemmeside: “It’s been 12 years since Guns n’ Roses’ last album was released and Axl Rose claims that Chinese Democracy will be released before the summer“.

Hookers N’ Blow shows (Dizzy Reed):
01 – ST. Anthony’s College, Philadelphia, PA
02 – The Webster Underground, Hartford, CT (2. scene)
06 – THE Crazy Donkey, Farmingdale, NY
07 – Hard Rock Cafe At Foxwoods Casino, Uncasville, CT
08 – JJ Toons, South Windsor, CT
09 – Tequila’s Bar & Grill, Danvers, MA

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05 – Bumblefoot spiller på Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY med Shitcopter.

05 – Axl Rose overraskede alle ved at besøge Eddie Trunk og hans mandskab i radioshowet og tilbragte tre timer i selskab med dem. Axl var i New York for at øve med bandet da Sebastian Bach var i showet, og de fandt på at invitere Axl for at snakke. Axl deltog sammen med Sebastian, Scott Ian og Chris Jerricho og snakkede om gamle minder fra 1991, da Skid Row åbnede for GnR, WASP, og da de mødte David Lee Roth, og lidt om GnR’s fremtidsplaner. Axl nævnede at de arbejde på en sang der ikke var blevet indspillet endnu mens de var i New York. Angående det kommende album, fortalte han det ville komme ud i efteråret 2006, og der ville blive en tredje guitarist i bandet, samt at Izzy muligvis ville spille ved nogle live shows.  Lyt til interviewet her. Læs mere her.

Axl: “I’m just doing 4 warm up shows to get ready for Europe and we’ll see what happens, and it just feels great you know. Everybody’s excited, the band is excited. They were rehearsing in L.A, and then they’re out here, and they’re all excited to be here. It just feels good. Easier too.”

USA TOUR M. BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE (12-17) & SHAKERLEG (15-17):

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12 – Første af de fire udsolgte shows for 3600 fans ved Hammerstein Ballroom, New York, NY. Showet startede kl. 23:02. Dette er det første show for den tredje guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. Robin Finck har fået et nyt look, som hurtigt bliver kaldt “Jesus-look’et”. Axl siger på et tidspunkt: “People are talking because they think they know what’s going on inside Guns N’ Roses, but they have no idea.” Han snakker også lidt om New York City: “New York City, my new Paradise City” og senere: “I’ve been here in New York a little while, and like a good student I’ve been studying hard, studying every night, sometimes until the wee hours of the morning. (Stort smil og bifald) New York has almost killed me a couple times studying“. Da bandet spillede deres nye sange, sagde Axl: “I heard a couple of you singing the new songs. Downloading motherfuckers!“. Før “TWAT“, sagde Tommy til Axl, “I’m having a really good fucking time, are you?” og Axl svarer: “You have no idea how much that meant“. Sebastian Bach er gæstesanger på “My Michelle“. Robin crowdsurfer efter “Nightrain“. Tre af de lækkede sange blev spillet i showet, “Better“, “There Was A Time” og “I.R.S.“. “Chinese Democracy” spilles for første gang med den nye intro. Showet slutter efter 1 time og 54 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome to the Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Better, Live And Let Die, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Madagascar, Band Introductions, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Out Ta Get Me, Ron Guitar Solo, November Rain, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Chinese Democracy, T.W.A.T.[Ny Sang], Patience, IRS[Ny Sang], Nightrain, Robin Finck Solo, Paradise City

 

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14 – Andet show ved Hammerstein Ballroom. Showet starter omkring 22:50. Bumblefoot forlod pludselig scenen under hele “November Rain” og da Axl skulle præsentere ham før sidste del af sangen, sagde han noget lignende: “And to my right our newest. . . . . .I guess he quit already.” Bumblefoot kom så ud og så spillede de resten af sangen. “There Was A Time“, “I.R.S.” og “Madagascar” forsvinder fra sættet og erstattes med “Rocket Queen” og ekstra solos. Axl fortæller publikum hvordan Sebastian Bach reddede dagen, da Axl vågnede op og havde mistet stemmen, og Bach anbefalede ham en stemmetræner. Sebastian gæstesynger endnu en gang på “My Michelle“. Axl tilegner showet til Sebastian Bach og Beta. Axl fortalte at han og Tommy havde været lidt sure på hinanden nogle dage tidligere, men nu var alt i orden igen. Lenny Kravitz, Fred Durst og Mickey Rourke er iblandt publikum. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 12 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (with sing a long), Better, You Could Be Mine, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Out Ta Get Me, Ron Guitar Solo, November Rain, Chinese Democracy, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Richard Guitar Solo, Nightrain, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

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15 – Tredje show ved Hammerstein Ballroom. Showet starter ca. 23:05. Philadelphia-radiostationen WMMR sendte begyndelsen af “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” live. Under “Better” beder Axl sikkerhedsvagterne om at slappe lidt af. Axl siger at han snakkede med Izzy tidligere på dagen, og Izzy ønskede ham held og lykke med koncerterne. Sebastian synger igen med på “My Michelle“. Efter sangen, fortæller Axl at han har været sammen med Lars Ulrich forleden for første gang i 14 år.  Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 25 minutter – 25 minutter over lukketid (01:25).
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Ron Guitar Solo, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Out Ta Get Me, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, Rocket Queen, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Madagascar, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, IRS, Richard Guitar, Nightrain, Patience, Chinese Democracy, Band Introductions, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

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17 – Bandet samledes ved ‘Aspen’ i Chelsea til aftensmad før det fjerde og sidste show i Hammerstein BallroomIzzy Stradlin er på scenen med Axl igen efter 13 år!. Han spiller med på: ‘Think About You‘, ‘Nightrain‘, og ‘Patience‘. Sebastian Bach synger igen med Axl på ‘My Michelle‘. Kid Rock kommer på scenen under ‘Nightrain‘, der blev startet om to gange, hvilket fik Axl til at sige: “We rehearsed this song twice today. See?? This is still Guns and Roses‘. ‘Rhiad‘ var på sætlisten, men blev ikke spillet. Axl kalder på Lenny Kravitz, da bandet kommer tilbage efter ekstranummeret, men han blev borte.  Steven Tyler blev spottet blandt publikum. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 20 minutter. Efter showet laver Axl og Sebastian sjov med nogle Star Wars lys-sværd til stor morskab for de tilstedeværende fans udenfor. Se klip her.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Ron Guitar Solo, You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Out Ta Get Me, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Rocket Queen, Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Madagascar, IRS, Richard Guitar Solo, Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin & Kid Rock), Chinese Democracy, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

Axl: “We’ve just finished our 4 shows in New York and had an amazing time. New York has always been special and it feels great to be doing this again particularly in front of so many friends.”

Axl: “Izzy joined us, Kid Rock joined us, Sebastian Bach joined us. Izzy was great, except he was supposed to do the last song, “Paradise”, with us, but he left because he had to get up early. We couldn’t really understand it, like one more song, woah, dude!”

Izzy: “NY was pretty cool!”

Sebastian Bach: “Axl was cool enough to invite me onstage all four nights to sing with him the Guns N’ Roses song of my choice, which happens to be ‘My Michelle’.”

Ron: “I expected people to chant the names of old guitarists, haha!! Mostly I was concerned about remembering the songs! Was still learning them a few hours before going on stage…”

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18 – GnR spiller et akustisk show for de 900 gæster ved Rosario Dawson’s fødselsdagsfest, der afholdes i The Plumm, New York. Det er første gang dette band spiller et akustisk show. Ibland gæsterne, der deltog i festen, var Mickey Rourke, Eric BalfourKid Rock, Lenny Kravitz. Højdepunktet må vel siges at være, at Axl fik rodet sig ud i en noget grim misforståelse med Tommy Hilfiger, der beskyldte Axl for at lægge an på hans kæreste. Men alt Axl gjorde, var at flytte hendes drink fra bordet så de ikke væltede den ved et uheld. Det udløste et raseriudbrud fra Hilfiger, der slog Axl på armen, før tøjdesignerens bodyguard kunne få ham væk. Axl tog optrinnet særdeles roligt, og tilegnede “You’re Crazy” til ham, da de gik i gang med deres sæt, der varede lidt over en time.  Axl præsenterede deres sæt som “Karaoke GnR” da der var en stor skærm, hvor teksten til bandets sange rullede ned. I slutningen af showet, kom Axl tilbage og sagde: “I forgot to do something because I’m a fucking idiot,” før han bragte Rosario Dawson op på scenen og fik publikum til at synge fødselsdagssang for hende. Rosario greb mikrofonen og gik helt agurk. “They never played all acoustic. It’s history in the making. How much does this fucking man rock?!” Se billeder her.
Sætliste: Used To Love Her, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, You’re Crazy (akustisk GN’R Lies version), Patience, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, The Blues, IRS, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain (Axl på keyboards), Paradise City 

Axl: This guy just goes “hey, you have any interest in doing like four or five songs at Rosario Dawson’s” and I was like “yeah”.

Axl: In my opinion it was the smartest thing I’ve done in at least 10 years.

Richard: We did it [You’re Crazy] acoustically at that little club in NY, but I’d like to do it with the full band.

19 – Hookers N’ Blow spiller et show i McMurphy’s Pasadena CA.

22 – Sanctuary Artist Management udgiver en meddelelse omkring GnR’s shows i New York. “Over the four nights, audiences were also treated to nearly half of the band’s upcoming new album, Chinese Democracy, with live performances of “Chinese Democracy,” “Better,” “There was a Time,” “Madagascar,” “IRS” and “The Blues”.”

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EUROPA TOUR:
25. maj – 30. juli

M/LIVING THINGS:

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25 – Den europæiske turne der oprindeligt skulle oprindeligt begynde d. 28, spilles i Auditorio Parque Juan Carlos I i Madrid, Spain. De 13,000 tilskuere må vente indtil 20 minutter over midnat (over 80 min. forsinket) for at se Axl & Co. Grunden til den sene start skyldte tilsyneladende tekniske problemer, og før bandet kom på begyndte de urolige og utålmodige fans at smide rundt med stolene, men sikkerhedsfolkene fik hurtigt dæmpet dem. “TWAT” spilles for 2. og sidste gang i 2006. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 23 minutter med tekniske problemer.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, IRS, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Out Ta Get Me, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), November Rain, There Was A Time, Chinese Democracy, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City 

M/THE DARKNESS:

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27 – GnR spiller på andendagen på verdens største musikfestival, Rock in Rio, der denne gang afholdes i Bela Vista Park, Lisbon, Portugal. Bandet var det mest efterspurgte af alle så derfor accepterede Axl og Co naturligvis invitationen (også for at gøre op fra den tidligere aflysning i 2004). Showet blev sendt på tv, radio og webcast, men kun webcastet viste de nye sange. GnR kommer på scenen 15 minutter over midnat til de 50,000 ventende tilskuere. Under ‘Welcome To The Jungle,’ smadrer Tommy sin bas på grund af nogle tekniske problemer. Før “I.R.S.” Spørger Axl: “Do you like to download?…motherfuckers!“, og taler lidt om alle de personer der henter deres musik på nettet rundt om i verden. Robin’s først solo hedder “Finlandia” og er skrevet af den finske komponist Jean Sibelius, den har også været spillet af Joan Baez. Dizzy spiller dele af David Bowie’sZiggy Stardust” før “The Blues“. Bumblefoot jam’er på ‘Don’t Cry‘ under hans solo. Tilsyneladende skulle ‘Madagascar‘ være spillet som ekstranummer, men festivalorganisørerne bad bandet om at forkorte deres sæt. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 12 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, I.R.S., Robin Guitar Solo (Finlandia), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Live And Let Die, Band Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, I Feel Good, Rocket Queen, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo, Better, Brain Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Patience, Robin Guitar Solo, Nightrain, Paradise City 

Ron: “First song, me and Tommy lost power – took a minute to get it back on.”

Merck Mercuriadis: “Overall it was an amazing night and an amazing crowd but we had problems with the band’s monitor desk blowing up and there were many times that they could not hear. Axl had a muscle spasm probably caused by the slippery stage wings that slowed him down and gave him a lot of pain and he is working with a specialist in Milan to get through it. It was a really fun show and could have been worse all things considered and we’re lucky we didn’t cock it up any worse than we did.”

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31 – Show for 11,000 tilskuere i Budapest Arena, Hungary. Showet begynder først efter kl. 23, hele 3 timer forsinket igen på grund af tekniske problemer, eller på grund af Axl der er for sent på den. Omkring 800 nervøse fans forlader showet før bandet kommer på, og forlanger deres penge retur. Axl sagde ikke ret meget mellem sangene, kun et par sætninger. Under “Better” sparker Robin på nogle mikrofonstativer og smadrer sin guitar under de første sange og går backstage. Axl fulgte efter ham og fik ham tilbage på scenen igen. På et tidspunkt undskylder Axl for forsinkelsen. Der var mange guitar soli muligvis på grund af Axls problemer med ryggen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Live And Let Die, Madagascar, Robin Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Out Ta Get Me, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, My Michelle, Axl Piano Solo, November Rain, Instrumental, Nightrain, Ron Guitar Solo, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City 

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02 – Show for over 70,000 tilskuere ved det årlige Rock Am Ring Festival i Nürburgring, Germany. Den tyske kanal WDR 3 sendte det ukomplette show senere (var meningen det skulle være livestreamet). Axl takker publikum efter Jazz Jam’et, og fortæller dem, at de er meget “generøse”‘. Axl introducerer “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” med: “This is a song that was not written by David Hasselhoff.” og en eller anden spiller en kort sekvens af Knight Rider melodien før bandet starter sangen. Sebastian Bach duetterer igen med Axl på “My Michelle“. Axl nævner på et tidspunkt, at Izzy skulle have været med som gæst på scenen. Han siger derefter at ingen ved hvor han er henne, og den eneste ting han ved, er at Izzy er et eller andet sted. Et eller andet går galt under “Madagascar“, og han beder Dizzy og Chris starte sangen forfra igen. Axl synger forkert under “Patience” og de starter om igen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Jazz Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Out Ta Get Me, Ron Guitar Solo, November Rain, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Nightrain, Madagascar, IRS, Patience, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

Sebastian Bach: “Last night I jammed with him at Rock Am Ring in Germany in front of 70,000 people after a two-day plane journey which put me in four countries in one day!”

 

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04 – GnR tager videre til den næste festival, og spiller for over 30,000 tilskuere ved Gods Of Metal FestivalMilan, ItalyAxl så et skilt hvor der stod “Axl is God” og sagde: “Thanks, but I’m not God. If I was God, 3/4 of you would be girls, and the rest would be pizza and beer“. Han så også et skilt hvor der stod et telefonnummer og teksten: “I could be yours” (han kommenterede: “give me a moment to memorize that number“). “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” blev introduceret som “an old Pavarotti tune“. Efter “November Rain“, brændte Axl’s piano mikrofonstativ, og han improviserede en sang om det. Tommy begyndte at spille “The Roof Is On Fire” (Bloodhound Gang) og Axl sang et par linjer. Før “I.R.S.“, siger Axl: “This was also one of those Internet favorites.” Sebastian Bach synger med på “My Michelle” og “Nightrain
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Rocket Queen, November Rain, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Madagascar, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Robin Guitar Solo, Nightrain (m/Sebastian Bach), IRS, Paradise City

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07 – GnR spiller et specielt udsolgt opvarmningsshow for 5000 fans i Hammersmith Apollo, London, England. Brian May og Roger Taylor var iblandt tilskuerne. GnR kommer på scenen 22:45. Efter “Mr. Brownstone” siger Axl: “It’s nice to be here. Thank you for coming out, to the legendary Hammersmith Odeon. No sleep till Hammersmith. Or with any luck, no sleep for the rest of the night!“. Før “Madagascar” spørger han publikum: “How many of you are planning on coming out to Donington?” Efter at have hørt publikums reaktion, fortsætter han: “That’s what we like to hear! Well then, thank you for stopping in early this evening. In your busy Donington week“. “Better” introduceres med ordene: “Let’s stick with the theme of newness. Newness and nudeness, and trying to stay in tuneness.” Efter sangen siger han: “That was off my last album. And the hits just keep on coming!“. Under “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” siger Axl: “You seem like a pretty lively bunch. I think you can help me out here. And you know how it goes.“. Han rækker også mikrofonen til en fan i forreste række, der synger en linje fra sangen. Sebastian Bach kommer på scenen og synger “My Michelle“. “Patience” tilegnes til “Outpatients everywhere“. Før “Nightrain” råber publikum “Guns N’ Roses”. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 11 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Madagascar, Better, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Ron Guitar Solo, The Blues, IRS, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

Sebastian Bach: “Axl asked me if I wanted to fly with him to Europe to duet with him in England at Donington and Hammersmith. Of course I said YES.”

Brian May: “It was on the cards for me to play with Axl and his boys last night – but I was unable to get to their sound-check, and, without that kind of preparation, I felt that going on ‘blind’ might have been a risk. Now I totally don’t mind taking risks, but not if it’s a risk of messing up someone else’s show! The up-side was that because I was not going on, I could sit out front, and totally relax and enjoy the show, without having to think about my own stuff. (Also it did occur to me later on that probably 3 guitarists is more than enough ! ha ha! Great band, though.)”

Brian May: “I thought Axl was stunning… riveting… I have seldom seen Hammersmith Odeon in such a state of electric hyper- energy. Just before the band went on, I thought I could actually see sparks in the air! There have been very few performers in the world, ever, who could elicit that kind of response. And just hearing that voice, drinking it in, letting it drench the soul, was pure therapy – enough to keep the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end the whole night. Axl, as ever, is magic.”

Brian May: “‘Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door’ was truly outstanding – there were some notes in there that made oger and I look at each other like… “f…. did you HEAR that?!!” This song also had Axl’s voice nice and high in the mix, which made it very enjoyable… Of course Axl could just about do it without a microphone… but – Hell – that throat is what we all went to hear!” 

08 – Dagen efter stod det i nyhederne, at GnR’s show efterlod mange strandede tilskuere i London, da deres show ikke sluttede før efter kl. 01, længe efter at togene var stoppet. De mange rasende fans der buhede og kom med tilråb før bandet dukkede op på scenen, var enten nødt til at gå før tid eller blive til slutningen af det 130 minutter lange show.

M/ FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:

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09 – Axl vender tilbage til Irland igen for første gang siden 1992, for at spille et udsolgt show for 30,000 fans i RDS arena, Dublin. Det er et af de mere sjældne gange at GnR spiller et komplet show i dagslys. De kom endda præcis på scenen kl. 21. Mens Robin spillede åbningsriff’et til ‘Welcome To The Jungle‘ spejdede Axl udover mængden og smilede og nikkede. Axl var i godt humør og god form under hele showet. Efter “It’s So Easy“, kom Axl med en bemærkning om scenen der var glat: “I’ll try to make it through another before I have to change my tyres. I’m fucking, ice skating out here”. Før ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“, samlede han et irsk flag og og bar det under hele sangen. Han kaldte også publikum for “crazy Irish motherfuckers” og sagde han var ved at smelte i solen: “I’m melting! I’m melting! It’s the sun you see. I don’t see that very often. Don’t quite make it out this time of day…“. Axl sang forkert i begyndelsen af ‘The Blues.’ Størstedelen af publikum kendte intet til de nye sange, og var tavse mens de blev spillet. Publikum sang med til Robin & Richard’sBeautiful‘ solo og Ron’sDon’t Cry‘ solo. Sebastian Bach introduceres med ordene: “My future cell mate. Ladies and gentlemen Mr. Sebastian Bach“. Sebastian spørger: “Anybody got an appetite for destruction in this country?” (henvendt til de irske drikkevaner). Izzy Stradlin kommer ud til sidste sang ‘Paradise City‘. Bandet stopper kl. 23 fordi de ikke måtte spille over tid. I slutningen af showet, sagde Axl, at de egentlig ikke måtte gøre dette, men at Irland havde været så fantastisk mod dem, at bandet kom ud på scenen igen og bukkede for publikum.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heavens Door, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (“Beautiful”), Out Ta Get Me, Dizzy Solo, The Blues, Ron Guitar Solo, You Could Be Mine, Robin Guitar Solo (“Finlandia”), Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain, Better, Madagascar, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Band Introductions, Robin Solo, Paradise City

Formula 1 Grand Prix, England, Sunday

11 – Tidligere på dagen før det store headlinershow ved Download Festival, besøger Axl  for første gang Formel 1 Grand Prix’et ved Silverstone, og blev interviewet af ITV’s Martin Brundle. [Kilde]

Axl: “Sure we have racing in the US, but this here is another dimension. The atmosphere is mesmerizing. All my professional life I have worked with sound so I truly appreciate the noise that these cars produce. They make the air vibrate. I am very happy having been given the chance to feel this spectacle with all my senses. True, it’s my first time, but surely not my last. My favourites? Fernando Alonso, Michael Schumacher and Kimi Raikkonen.”

M/BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:

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Om aftenen spiller GnR så for 65,000 tilskuere i Donington Park, England. Bandet har virkelig nogle lydproblemer denne aften. Tommy henvender sig til publikum efter “Better“: “But don’t throw sh*t, or I’m gonna fucking go home! I’m sorry, I don’t take it!Axl’s mikrofon svigter under “You Could Be Mine“. Izzy Stradlin kommer igen på scenen og spiller med på en række sange. Under “November Rain“, siger Axl: “Good old Brain. Just beating the hell out of a love song… Beat the hell out of that love song.” Axl hepper også med på publikums “Izzy! Izzy!” råben før “Patience“. Efter “I.R.S.“, siger Axl: “We should probably record that song. We could record that and people could like download it and sh*t.” Han siger også: “I don’t wanna go home… I can’t say that about an hour ago“. Tommy forsøgte at spille på trommer på “Used To Love Her“.  Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 39 minutter. “My Michelle” og “Paradise City” blev optaget og vist i tv. “Nightrain” blev vist på GnR’s officielle hjemmeside.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo (Finlandia), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Ron guitar solo (Dont Cry), You Could Be Mine, Robin & Richard Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Better, Out Ta Get Me, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), November Rain, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Smoke On The Water (Izzy intro) / Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Madagascar, Rocket Queen, IRS, Chinese Democracy, Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

M/ SEBASTIAN BACH, AVENGED SEVENFOLD:

 

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13 – Show for 9000 tilskuere for første gang i Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech RepublicAxl var tilstede under lydprøven. Red Hot Chili Peppers var iblandt publikum. Bandet gik på 22:50.  Sebastian Bach synger med på “My Michelle” og Izzy spiller med på “Think About You“, “Patience” og “Nightrain“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Dizzy Solo, The Blues, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Chinese Democracy, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy), Brain Drum Solo, Nightrain (m/Izzy), IRS, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

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15 – Også et første show for omkring 12,000 tilskuere i Legia Stadium, Warsaw, PolandGnR skulle først have startet 21:15 lokal tid men de kom tidligere på, omkring kl. 20:38. Sebastian Bach synger med på “My Michelle” og Izzy spiller med på “Think About You“, “Patience“, “Nightrain” og “Paradise City“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Chinese Democracy, November Rain, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Madagascar, IRS, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

Ron: “The roses in the venue – it was beautiful And a fantastic Mexican restaurant across from the hotel – they had this black bean soup that just kicked ass! Frank said it was just like his mom’s – it’s funny, we were saying that we found the best Mexican food in Poland…”

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17 – GnR er hovednavn ved årets Novarock festival i Nickelsdorf, Austria. Showet begynder 23:50. Tom Mayhue og Dizzy Reed ønskes tillykke med fødselsdagen på forskellige tidspunkter under showet. Sebastian Bach og Izzy Stradlin spiller igen med GnR. “Used To Love Her” introduceres som: “a friendly little love song“. “Patience” introduceres med: “let’s bring Mr. Stradlin back up“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Happy Birthday (to stage manager Tom Mayhue), Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (“Beautiful”), You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Piano Jam, November Rain, Band Introductions, Bumblefoot Solo (Don’t Cry), Out Ta Get Me, Happy Birthday Dizzy, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), IRS, Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Ron Guitar Solo, Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Rocket Queen, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

M/ BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD:

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20 – Show for 15,000 tilskuere i Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France. Showet starter omkring 22:40, efter 40 minutters forsinkelse på grund af tekniske problemer. Axl og Tommy hopper meget rundt under “Better“. Dette er sidste show, hvor Izzy optræder med GnR, fordi showet i Zurich er blevet udsat på grund af at Brain’s kone skulle føde deres barn. Showet slutter efter 2 timer og 31 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Madagascar, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (“Beautiful”), Out Ta Get Me, Ron Guitar Solo (“Don’t Cry”), Better, November Rain, IRS, My Michelle, Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Chinese Democracy, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

21 – Aflyst show i Hallenstadion, Zürich, Switzerland. Flyttet til 1. juli, 2006. GnR havde selskab af Bryan Mantias afløser Frank Ferrer, som stod klar til at overtage, når det var tid for Bryan at vende tilbage til San Francisco for at være tilstede ved hans kones fødsel. Det forventes at Brain vender tilbage til bandet efter 2 uger.

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24 – Frank Ferrer’s første show med GnR foran 35,000 skrigende tilskuere ved årets Graspop Metal MeetingDessel, Belgium. Showet starter 23:40 og sluttede 01:45. Efter ‘Live And Let Die,’ fortæller Axl om sine tømmermænd, som han fik af at blande vodka og champagne til en drink som han kalder “Vampagne”.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, The Blues, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Paradise City

26 – Udsolgt show for 15,000 fans i Globen, Stockholm, Sweden. Showet starter 21:50. Før “Better” takker Axl Frank for at have taget over for Brain. Robin’s først solo introduceres med ordene: “I wanna introduce the guy that brought that song to the band. For your listening pleasure, Robin Finck“. Dizzy spiller ABBA’s “S.O.S” ved hans solo. Richard præsenteres som: “from New York City, the one, the only Mr. Richard Fortus!“. Axl tilføjer: “I got that wrong. You’re from Jersey.” Bandet jam’er lidt før “November Rain” og Axl nævner hvordan de let kan komme til at fortabe sig i det. Tommy kommer også med en bemærkning om det. Før “Madagascar“, spørger Axl publikum: “You doin’ allright? Wanna hang in there for a bit longer? Are you sure?” Efter “IRS” siger Axl: “They decided they wanted to do another song” (Axl hentyder til bandet). Showet blev udsolgt i løbet af syv timer af 15,000 ivrige GnR fans.  Efter showet fester bandet minus Axl på den lokale Café Opera ved 01-tiden. Omkring 80 minutter senere ankom Axl. Læs mere her.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Jam, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo (S.O.S.), The Blues, Jam, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle, Madagascar, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, IRS, Patience, Robin Solo, Paradise City

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27 – Axl blev arresteret tidligt på morgenstunden efter en hel nats druk, først på Café Opera, og siden Berns Hotel, hvor festen fortsatte. Kl. 07:45 blev Axl arresteret af politiet og kørt til detentionen i Stockholm. En af betjentene bekræftede at Axl var så meget ude af kontrol, at de måtte lægge ham i håndjern og pacificere ham. Ifølge et vidne, begyndte det hele, da Axl skændtes med en kvinde (Beta). Hotelpersonalet prøvede at blande sig, og det var der, hvor Axl gik amok. En 30 årig sikkerhedsvagt blev bidt i benet, da han prøvede at lægge sig imellem Axl og kvinden. Axl smadrede et spejl, og var ved at komme op og skændes med endnu en hotelgæst. Den svenske tv værtinde Gry Forssell, der festede indtil kl. 04:30 med Axl, sagde: “Axl was in a great mood. He was dancing, drinking and he was surrounded by girls. He gave me a shot and seemed to be having a very pleasant night.” Om aftenen kl. 19, blev Axl så løsladt, efter at have erklæret sig skyldig i hærværk, og vold og trusler mod tjenestemand. Løs vagtens historie her.

Axl: “We had a great gig in Stockholm and I am not going to let this incident spoil that. My assistant Beta and I were talking in the lobby of the hotel when security started to give us a hard time. My only concern was to make sure she was ok.”

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28 – Showet fortsætter heldigvis for de 9700 fans, der var nervøse for om aftenens koncert i Spectrum, Oslo, Norway, ville blive til noget efter nattens tumulter. Men billetterne blev revet væk på 20 minutter! Axl snakker meget mellem sangene. Han kommenterer på gårsdagens begivenhed i Stockholm før “Patience“: “This song is a good song to sing when you’re in jail after being arrested by a cop“. “Out Ta Get Me” blev tilegnet Sverige. På et tidspunkt sagde Axl: “and even though I wanted to go to the nice neighbouring country (Norge), Sweden wouldn’t let me go, they wanted to keep me“. Senere siger han: “everybody is after me… especially in Sweden… they’re all out ta fucking get me!” Før “November Rain” sagde han: “Well maybe I’m a fucking asshole… well I’m a fucking rock and roll asshole“. Fordi showet bliver udsolgt så hurtigt, tilføjes der endnu et show i Oslo den 8. juli, 2006 kl. 19:30.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Jam, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, Axl Piano Solo, November Rain, Jam, Rocket Queen, Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, My Michelle, Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City 

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29 – GnR ankommer til det legendariske Roskilde Festival i Danmark. Der er udsolgt, og 75.000 musikelskere er samlet foran den orange scene for at se GnR spille, siden de sidst var i Danmark tilbage i 1993. Showet skulle starte kl. 21. men GnR kom først på ca, 45 minutter efter. Under “Welcome To The Jungle“, vil Axl have en badebold, som han sparker ud til publikum igen. Han takker publikum for at larme nok til at Sverige kan høre dem før “Live And Let Die“. Før “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“, spiller bandet en bid af “Iron Man“, og bagefter et par riffs fra “Paranoid“. Under sangen fortæller Axl: “They tell me that the proceeds of these shows go to the abused children all over the world. That means this, and this performance, is dedicated to all of those who have the potential to become as fucked up as I am“. Publikum jubler og griner med resten af bandet. Før “You Could Be Mine“, synger Axl et par linjer fra “Put On A Happy Face“. Efter “Better” takker Axl publikum for at være så fantastiske.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Jam, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Jam, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Jam/Band Introductions, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), Better, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

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M/SHAKRA:

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01 – Show for  13,000 tilskuere i Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland. Dette show skulle have været spillet 21. juni. Supportbandet Shakra kom 45 minutter for sent på scenen. GnR spiller for 11-12.000 fremmødte. Axl introducerede Robin: “And for you Swiss listening pleasure, Mr. Robin Finck.” Axl bar også det schweiziske flag, som nogen havde smidt op på scenen. Bumblefoot samlede et fransk flag op som nogen havde smidt på scenen. Axl fik et brev under ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine‘ fra en fan, men åbnede det ikke. Efter en solo, glemte Robin at tage sin guitar med sig, så han løb backstage for at hente den. Axl talte igen om “downloading motherfuckers“. Axl lavede jumping-jack øvelser da han efterlignede Robin der klappede med hænderne over hovedet. Axl takkede publikum til sidst i showet, og sagde at de snart vender tilbage igen. Showet sluttede 0:25.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Think About You, Jam, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), Moving The Piano Jam, November Rain, Band Introductions, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, IRS, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

M/ BLOODSIMPLE, STONE SOUR, ALICE IN CHAINS:

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02 – Show for omkring 25,000 tilskuere i Goffertpark, Nijmegen, Holland. Showet begynder omkring kl. 22, og igen kommer Izzy på scenen med bandet. Før ‘Better,’ siger Axl: “Thank you, I’d like to thank all of you for coming out, we hope that we will enjoy ourselves this evening. Thank you all to try and help out. This is a song that uh, is put together by Mr. Robin Finck. I’m sure a lot of you motherfuckers have already downloaded that sh*t.” Efter ‘Think About You,’ siger Axl: “Calm down. I’ll tell you what the Swedish police told me they said “Calm down”, then they said “You’re going to be arrested”, then I said “you’re a fuckin asshole” …..or something like that.”
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Robin & Richard Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), My Michelle, Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

M/MELROSE:

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05 – Det første af to udsolgte shows for 10,000 fans i Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FinlandBullet for My Valentine måtte trække sig fra tre shows med GnR pga. nogle personlige familieproblemer. Så de aflyste de to shows i Helsinki og i Oslo (d. 8. juli). Bandet Melrose åbner i stedet for. Showet blev udsolgt på 8 minutter, hvilket medførte det ekstra show dagen efter. Bandet gik på 22:45 og sluttede omkring 130 minutter efter. Efter “The Blues“, taler Axl om sin tur i spjældet i Sverige: “And there I was in my jail in Sweden and the cops thought that he must be on drugs since he is a bad american rock star! There were 5 guys trying to hold me down and this amateur doctor was trying to hit the vain but missed it many times and there was blood all over. Then I saw this pretty girl standing in the door and you know they don’t really like me! But I’m not interested in Swedes with a good taste I’m interested of Swedes that taste good!” Publikum grinede. Et lille rygte om at Axl festede med Kimi Räikkönen og hans kone efter showet, fordi Kimi ikke ville (eller kunne) feste med ham i Silverstone.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo (Finlandia), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Madagascar, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Think About You, Richard Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle, Patience, Better, Nightrain, Paradise City

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06 – Andet og sidste show i Hartwall Arena. Showet starter kl. 22:52. Robin får publikum op på mærkerne ved at spille “Finlandia“. Axl siger under “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door“: “We’re all contributing to Bob’s pension fund“. Senere nævner han episoden i Sverige med: “My options were limited, either being here or being in jail“. Axl synger resten af sangen på pianoet i slutningen af “The Blues“. Bandet sloges med teddybjørne igen på scenen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo (Finlandia), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Don’t Ever Leave Me), The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Think About You, Band Introductions, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

M/ BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:

08 – GnR vender tilbage til Oslo igen og spiller for 9700 fans i Spectrum.  Axl omtaler Frank Ferrer som sin “partner in crime” (de var åbenbart gået i byen sammen i Helsinki). Før “My Michelle” siger Axl: “This song is about having good family values“. Izzy kommer på scenen endnu engang med bandet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Jam, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Robin & Richard Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Axl Piano Solo (Asshole Song), November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), IRS, My Michelle, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

10 – Aflyst show i Frankenstadion, Nurnberg, Germany. The Rolling Stones måtte aflyse de to shows i Tyskland, hvor GnR skulle have åbnet for dem, pga. Keith Richards uheld.

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10 – GnR blev valgt som hovednavnet til årets RockWave FestivalMalasaka, Greece, der fejrede sin 10 års jubilæum denne dag. Før åbningsbandet spiller, ser man Bumblefoot dele vand ud til publikum. Der var en del bannere blandt publikum, et af dem stod der: “It’s not a problem U can stop it’s rock ‘n’ roll,” og var underskrevet med bandets autograf tilbage fra 1993, og på et andet stod: ”It’s been 13 years of silence – welcome to Greece again.’ Efter ‘You Could Be Mine,’ synger AxlLight My Fire‘ af The Doors, de to første vers og omkvædet. Han fløjtede også dele af “Pink Panther theme” før ‘November Rain.’ På et tidspunkt råber publikum efter “Civil War“. Axl laver lidt sjov med det, som om han misforstår hvad de gerne vil høre: “What are you chanting? Something like C.V.R.?“. Publikum synger med på Bumblefoot’s “Don’t Cry” solo. Under ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,’ siger Axl: “Now, for several years now, we’ve played these shows all over you know, and I’ve seen these signs, I’ve seen these signs that say GREECE LOVES GUNS N’ ROSES. It’s much appreciated, but now we gotta put you to the test… you wanna help me out here? We do it four times, I sing one, you sing one. If we ever put out another live record Bob Dylan can get another check.” Axl bærer et græsk flag i slutningen af showet hvor han råber til publikum: ‘Good Night, take care of each other, and now get the f*ck outta here!Izzy er endnu engang gæst ved showet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Moving The Piano Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Piano Jam, You Could Be Mine, Light My Fire(jam), Richard Guitar Solo, Richard And Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Jam, The Asshole Song, November Rain, Better, Band Introductions, Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), Madagascar, My Michelle, Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

12 – Aflyst show i Zentralstadion, Leipzig

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12 – Show for over 17,000 tilskuere ved Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul, Turkey. Bandet skulle starte kl. 21. men kom først på 22:45. På et tidspunkt i showet viser Axl et banner, hvorpå der står: “Mum, don’t worry – I’m with Axl again! – ’93 / ’06“. Izzy gæsteoptræder igen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard And Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), You Could Be Mine, November Rain, Out Ta Get Me, Better, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

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14 – Show for 20,000 tilskuere ved Bilbao Live Festival, Spain. Bandet kom 80 minutter for sent på scenen kl. 23:20. Showet sluttede kl. 01:35 (2 timer og 15 minutter). Bandet begynder at spille “Mama Kin” men stopper efter nogle sekunder før de begynder på “Live and Let Die“. Dizzy’s spiller David Bowie’s sang “Spiders from Mars“. Axl præsenterer ‘You Gotta To Move‘ som: “This is a little diddy called You Gotta Pooh!“. Izzy gæsteoptræder igen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Spiders From Mars), The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Robin & Richard Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), My Michelle, You Gotta Move (m/Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), IRS, Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

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15 – GnR spiller for 20,000 tilskuere ved det årlige Natural Music FestivalEl Ejido-Almeria, SpainNatural Music Festival er en tre dages begivenhed, hvor GnR spiller på festivalens anden dag. GnR går på kl. 01:45. Midt under “SCOM” var Axl tæt på at blive ramt af noget der blev kastet op på scenen, og han samlede det op og kastede det vredt ned i gulvet og forsvandt backstage i nogle sekunder. Izzy Stradlin er med igen. Del James synger også med på “You Gotta Move“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’Mine, Out Ta Get Me, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, My Michelle, November Rain, Bumblefoot Guitar Solo (Don’t cry), You Gotta Move (m/Del James & Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain, Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

ENGLAND M. SEBASTIAN BACH, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE:

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18 –  Show for 12,500 tilskuere i Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield, EnglandAxl har problemer med sin monitor og han kan ikke høre hvad han synger. Af en eller anden årsag så Ron heller ikke særlig glad ud, og var ikke ret meget tilstede under showet. En fan fortalte at han havde fået et svar fra Ron om, at hans far havde haft et hjerteanfald. Izzy Stradlin er gæst ved alle de engelske shows. Sebastian Bach synger med Axl på “My Michelle“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Jam, You Could Be Mine, Bumblefoot Solo (Don’t Cry), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), You Gotta Move (m/Izzy & Axl), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Paradise City

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19 – Udsolgt show for 11,000 tilskuere i Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England.  Showet starter omkring 22:20. Da Sebastian Bach kommer på scenen, siger han til Axl at de bare må spille “IRS“, hvortil Axl svarer: “Someones going to have to improvise“. Izzy gæster igen showet. Under “Nightrain” stopper Axl sangen, og taler til nogen i publikum. Han stormer af scenen der bliver mørklagt. Han kommer tilbage og spørger publikum: “I thought we were having a good time?“. Publikum jublede, og Axl fortsatte: “Well some cunts seem to think otherwise“, publikum buede, og Axl fortsætter: “should we give this one more try?” publikum jublede igen, og Axl sagde til sidst: “if you see anyone throwing stuff at the band then please let us know and we’ll do the rest“. De kom tilbage til scenen igen, og spillede “Nightrain” forfra. Derefter Sagde Axl godnat med ordene: “That’s it, that’s the end of the show“. Det blev den sidste sang efter 1 time og 55 minutter.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Jam, You Could Be Mine, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam (m/Axl på piano), November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), You Gotta Move (m/Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin)

Dizzy: “Newcastle was one of the best gigs of the entire tour. I had puddles of sweat underneath my keyboards and loved every second of it except when some idiots decided to throw things at the stage. When Axl got hit the first time, the audience pointed out who threw the object and security tossed him out, so we came back. Then Axl got hit in the mouth with another object, so thanks to the behavior of two morons who obviously don’t know how to behave at a rock concert, the show ended with no encores. I’ve been in this band for sixteen years and stupid sh*t like throwing stuff at the stage is something we won’t tolerate. We’re not targets, we’re musicians.”

Robin Finck: “We had a great time Wednesday night and Axl sang his ass off but you do not wait around to get hit in the mouth for a third time.”

Axl: “Getting hit wasn’t a big deal. We stopped the song and gave a warning. We came back and started the song over and completed it. We then said goodnight. The house lights went down and I got hit a second time, in the mouth, by a solid object thrown by someone in the audience. After having warned the crowd that we would leave, and having played more than two hours, we left the stage and called it a night with the full support of everyone in the band, our guests and management. Izzy was the first to immediately support the decision verbally to me personally before I had physically left the stage area. Tommy and Frank came to my dressing room to say how much they appreciated the decision to not continue under those conditions, and express their support for not tolerating anyone throwing items at the stage with a negative intent. This has been GNR’s policy since playing Donington in 1988. We thank everyone for coming, we hope everyone got home safely and we hope to play Newcastle again — hopefully without those looking for enjoyment at others expense. Cheers!”

 

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21 – Udsolgt show for 10,000 fans i SECC, Glasgow, Scotland. Bandet kom på lidt efter kl. 22. Efter “Mr. Brownstone” beder Axl publikum om at træde et skridt tilbage. Axl snakkede om, hvor fedt det er at spille i Glasgow og at publikum er vanvittige. På et tidspunkt smider en pige sin BH på scenen, og Axl samler den op og siger at han kan bruge den som skål til sin morgenmad, og laver en sjov skotsk accent og sagde at han så frem til at få noget: “Scottish milk….some highlander milk!“. Axl tilegner “Out Ta Get Me” til Sverige. Izzy kommer på scenen, og showets højdepunkt bliver en version af “Used To Love Her“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), November Rain, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Madagascar, Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

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23 – Næsten udsolgt show for 19,400 fans i M.E.N. Arena, Manchester, England. Før ‘I.R.S.,’ sagde Axl at Richard havde arbejdet meget de sidste to dage næsten uden søvn, og derefter sagde han: ‘Yes well I’ve worked hard too. She was a good girl!Izzy spiller igen med på ‘Think About You’, ‘Patience‘, ‘Nightrain‘ og ‘Paradise City‘. Izzy måtte skrue op for sin forstærker flere gange under showet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, You Could Be Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), IRS, My Michelle, Madagascar, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

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25 – Udsolgt show for 10,000 fans i NEC, Birmingham, EnglandAxl synger og bandet spiller “Rockaria!” af Electric Light Orchestra før “Sweet Child O’ Mine“. “You Could Be Mine” stoppes fordi sikkerhedsvagterne mishandler en fan. Efter at sikkerhedsfolkene er blevet smidt ud og erstattet af nye, starter de sangen forfra. Axl præsenterer Sebastian der synger en linje fra “IRS“, som Axl kommenterer: “I ain’t sayin’ she’s a gold digger, she ain’t messin’ with no broky broke” (Gold Digger af Kanye West har lignende tekst) før de synger “My Michelle“. Efter sangen siger Axl: “He’s saying he wants me to do his favorite song. I said I didn’t know Come Sail Away. That’s low, wasn’t it? That was low. I’m sorry, that was low. (griner) Bumble knows it! (griner) That was fucked up! Cartman knows it! (Axl laver en lille parodi)” Før “Used To Love Her“, introducerer Axl Izzy med ordene: “And… Staying with that thame stheme… (stammer)… same theme. From the same cesspool I was spawn from, Laf-a-lot [Laugh a lot, i stedet for Lafayette] Indiana, Mr. Izzy Stradlin“. “Patience” introduceres af Axl der siger: “Are you ready, Steve? Mick? [det er sådan Ballroom Blitz af Sweet starter] Well, let’s do another Izzy song“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Rockaria (Electric Light Orchestra cover), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Jam, Robin Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), You Could Be Mine, Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), IRS, Paradise City

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27 – Udsolgt show for 10,300 fans i Nottingham Arena, England. Bandet kom på scenen kl. 22:10 og sluttede 0:30. Efter “My Michelle“, siger Axl til publikum, at de sikkert vil bruge Sebastian Bach som hemmeligt våben i ethvert land der giver dem problemer. Axl introducerer Izzy med: “Let’s keep right on with this theme of love and friendship. Right boys and girls?Axl præsenterer “Used To Love Her“: “I used to f*ck her, I mean, Love Her“. Axl kaldte det lille jam før “November Rain“, “Fuckin off in A, fucking A!“. Axl stopper “Think About You” fordi en eller anden smed noget efter ham. Han advarede publikum, hvis det skete en gang til, så ville de forlade stedet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Piano Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Jam, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, Out Ta Get Me, Piano Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), IRS, Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Robin Guitar Solo, Paradise City

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29 –  Udsolgt show for 12,750 fans i Wembley Arena, London, EnglandRobin spiller “God Save The Queen” som sin første solo. Bandet overrasker publikum ved at spille et par engelske sange der ikke havde været spillet før. “Back In The USSR” får teksten “Back In The Fucking UK“. Axl meddeler at bandet spiller to shows den aften: “We’re doing two shows tonight see. We’re gonna do this show, and then we’re gonna play an acoustic show at about three in morning at this club in town“. Lyt til “Sailin‘” her fra showet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo (God Save The Queen), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Better, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), You Could Be Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Out Ta Get Me, Sway (m/Izzy Stradlin), Sailing (m/Izzy Stradlin), Back In The USSR (m/Izzy Stradlin), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradlin), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), November Rain, Rocket Queen, Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), IRS, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

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30 – Et akustisk show for 150 inviterede i Cuckoo Club, London, EnglandAxl havde annonceret få timer tidligere ved showet i Wembley, at der blev holdt et show ved denne klub, og at ved en lodtrækning, kunne nogle heldige fans vinde adgang til showet, samt overnatning på et hotel fuldt betalt. Showet begyndte kl. 04 om morgenen og varede ca. 75 minutter.
Sætliste: You’re Crazy, Mr. Brownstone, Used To Love Her, Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Sway, Sailing, Nightrain, IRS, Paradise City

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30 – Sidste udsolgte show på England turneen i Wembley ArenaAxl introducerer Robin med ordene: “No, not asshole. Robin. On the guitar now, Mr. Robin Finck!“. Richard introduceres med ordene: “Next up for your listening pleasure. On the guitar, from New York City, Mr. Richard Fortus.“. “From the swamps of New Jersey, Ron Thalshank Redemption Bumblefoot Thal!“. Ron vælter nogle mikrofonstativer under hans solo. “You Gotta Move” synges af Izzy og Del James. Axl blev syg og forlod scenen under “Nightrain“. Sebastian Bach tog over på vokal og han sang også “Paradise City“. I slutningen af showet, forklarede GnR’s manager Merck Mercuriadis at Axl var blevet rådet til ikke at spille showet i dag, men han nægtede at aflyse det. Merck takkede også England og Europa for turnéen. Tommy takker Sebastian for at hjælpe med.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo (God Save The Queen), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), You Could Be Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, You Gotta Move (m/Izzy Stradlin & Del James), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin & Sebastian Bach), Paradise City (m/Sebastian Bach, uden Axl)

Sebastian Bach: “I mentioned to him the recording of the new CD ‘Angel Down’ and how much it would mean for our band to open some Guns N’ Roses shows. Axl’s response was to offer the band the whole European tour. To say that my mind is blown, or that I am thankful for this opportunity, is so superfluous. I really cannot express how much this means to me.”

Izzy: “I spent my summer vacation touring w /Axl`s new gnr and had some fun playin live again. Amazing fans out there…. it’s hard to believe at times.fantastic! GNR tour: Axl and I connected via cell phone this year, I stopped bye to see if he looked as old as he might be………… Same age as myself, you know and he looked great! It was nice to reconnect with an old friend/war buddy/fellow musician. I told him later I’d like to join the fun in some way and he said I was welcome to come and play something, so I did! Took me about 3 weeks to recover from the 6 weeks of touring!!!!”

Axl: “We have had an amazing tour and it has been fantastic for the band and I to experience this. I approached this last show with equal parts determination, obligation, responsibility and insanity. It was an amazing night. I want to thank everyone in Europe and the UK for inspiring us and for giving us the opportunity to play for them. We are now looking forward to the US in September.”

August

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11 – Axl besøger University College Hospital i London, England, hvor han tilbringer tiden med at snakke med hver enkel kræftpatient, og spurgte ind til deres diagnoser og behandlinger, og hvad de lavede når de var indlagt. Chefen for Teenage Cancer Trust fonden var positivt overrasket over hvor glade patienterne var for at have mødt Axl. Fonden er kendt for sin stærke tilknytning til rockmusik, hvor der afholdes årlige shows i Royal Albert Hall produceret af Roger Daltrey (The Who).

Tommy Stinson m. Soul Asylum:
17 – Pike Market Place, Seattle, WA
18 – Mid-America Center, Concil Bluff’s, IA
19 – Austin Rockin’ Blues, Festival Austin, TX
23 – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
24 – Plaza deCesar Chavez, San Jose, CA

Hookers & Blow shows (Dizzy Reed):
19 –  Cat Club, Hollywood, CA.
25 – Southport Hall, New Orleans, LA
27 – The Brickhouse, Houma, LA
28 – Tequila’s, Baton Rouge, LA (frat show)
29 – Bogie’s, Baton Rouge, LA
31 – Mill St Brews, Southbridge, MA

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31 – Bandet The Killers, præsenteres af Axl ved MTV Video Music Awards, der blev holdt i Radio City Music Hall. Se klippet her. Da han spørges om hvornår albummet udkommer, siger han “det er det her år“. Men uden at uddybe yderligere.

September

Hookers & Blow shows (Dizzy Reed):
01 – Hard Rock Cafe, Mashantucket, CT
02 – The Compound, Fitchburg, MA
03 – The Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
09 – Paladinos, Reseda, CA

Tommy Stinson m. Soul Asylum:
09 – Deadwood Jam, Deadwood, SD

På deres genopståede officielle hjemmeside, annoncerer Guns N’ Roses den første del af turneen i Nordamerika, der varer indtil 16. januar, 2007. En kryptisk besked lyder også : “As for Guns N’ Roses forthcoming “Chinese Democracy” album the only comment at this time is that there are 13 Tuesdays left between now and the end of the year.”

11 – I New York Metro Magazine, fortæller Axl hvorfor albummet er så længe om at udkomme: “It’s not about being a control freak. It’s about being maybe smart enough to go, ‘No, that’s a bad idea.’ That’s all it’s about keeping the ability to at least have a shot as opposed to something that’s just an obvious disaster. I want to make a good record. I don’t want to throw a brick. This cannot be Shaq at the free-throw line“.

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16 – Første af 2 shows for 3000 fans i The Joint, Las Vegas, CA. Showet starter lidt før kl. 23. Brain er tilbage bag trommesættet. Axl bød ham velkommen: “Brain took a leave of absence to tend to his new born child… they named it Axl“. Før “LALD” fortæller Axl at han besøgte nogle kræftpatienter nogle uger tidligere, og fortalte en historie om Paul McCartney’s barn der sagde: “Hey dad, I think it is awsome that you cover a Guns N’ Roses song!“. Axl griner meget over dette. Lige efter “Patience“, siger Axl at Tommy har et ønske: “Mr. Stinson has a request. I’m not too sure they’re going to want to hear this, Tommy, but we’ll see what they think. Do you guys want to hear “Rocket Queen?” Det ville Publikum meget gerne! Axl bliver tosset under sidste sang pga. hans ørestykke ikke virkede – så han stod og småskændtes med Merck og de gik backstage. Han kom ud igen, sang et par linjer og gik backstage igen. En fan fortalte i en anmeldelse, at han kunne se Axl skrige i mikrofonen og pege på en eller anden (sikkert lydmanden). Udover den sidste sang, var Axl i godt humør.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live and Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Moving The Piano Jam, November Rain, Band Introductions, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), IRS, My Michelle, Patience, Rocket Queen, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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17 – Andet og sidste show for 2000 fans i The Joint. Showet starter omkring kl. 22:45 og sluttede omkring 01:30. Hoobastank forlod scenen tidligere end planlagt, så ventetiden før GnR kom på blev forlænget. Axl nævner at han havde spurgt om Izzy kunne komme til showet, men det var ikke muligt. Axl siger i sjov før “Patience” at Izzy er et sted i Mexicos ørken i en lastbil. Merck render frem og tilbage foran scenen under “Nightrain“. En fan udtaler at han så Steven Adler, der levede i Las Vegas på dette tidspunkt, med sine venner foran hoveddøren til showet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Better, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), My Michelle, IRS, Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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Efter showet festede Axl på natklubben Body English, der er en del af Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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20 – Første af 2 udsolgte shows for 4874 fans i The Warfield, San Francisco, CA. Det udsolgte show starter lige efter kl. 23. Axl introducerer Tommy som: “The perfect Replacement, if there ever was one… Tommy“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), You Could Be Mine, Used To Love Her, November Rain, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Out Ta Get Me, The Addams Family Theme, IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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21 – Andet og sidste udsolgte show i The WarfieldAxl stopper showet under “Sweet Child O’ Mine” fordi der er nogle i publikum der laver ballade. Han fortæller dem, at de ødelægger de andres oplevelse og spørger om de har fået deres billet af deres mor! Han siger også: “If you think you’re a bigger asshole than me, you have a lot to learn!” og: “I don’t wanna throw my money down the toilet…. I know Universal’s hoping they didn’t!“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Richard And Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Better, November Rain, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Out Ta Get Me, Used to Love Her, Ron Guitar Solo (Eruption, Mean Street, Don’t Cry), IRS, Patience, Rocket Queen, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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23 – Show for over 30,000 tilskuere ved KROQ Inland InvasionHyundai Pavilion, San Bernardino, CAShowet sendes på webcast. “Better” introduceres med ordene: “We’ll dedicate this next song to all you, downloading motherfuckers. It’s all your fault you know. You’re the ones who are responsible for putting us on this gig you downloading sons of bitches. That’s the facts, that’s the facts… That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.” Efter at have introduceret Sebastian Bach, synger Axl: “Metal days are here again…” efterfulgt af Sebastian og Axl der synger et par linjer fra “Nice Boys“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard And Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Better, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Ron Guitar Solo (Little Wing, Don’t Cry), IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Madagascar, Paradise City

Sebastian Bach fortæller senere Rolling Stone at efter showet holdt Axl en fest ved hans palæ og spillede hele albummet i hans poolværelse for de besøgende. Bach sagde at albummet inkluderede nogle sange der har været spillet live eller lækket på nettet, “Better” og “I.R.S.” var 2 af dem. Bach afslører: “There’s this one song called ‘Sorry’ that’s almost like doom metal with Axl singing really clean over this grinding, slow beat that is fucking mean“.

Aflyste GnR shows:
25. Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, TN
27. Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA (Flyttet til 13 December, 2006)
29. Rabobank Arena Theater and Convention Center, Bakersfield, CA (Flyttet til 11. Januar, 2007)
30. Reno Events Center, Reno, NV (Flyttet til 13. Januar, 2007)

Oktober

Aflyste GnR shows:
02. ARCO Arena, Sacramento, CA (Flyttet til 10. Januar, 2007)
05. iPayOne Center, San Diego, CA (Flyttet til 16. Januar, 2007)

05 – Rolling Stone citerer en kilde der fortæller dem, at albummet har en sikker udgivelsesdato den 21. November, 2006. Samt at det er teknikeren Andy Wallace der arbejder på at mikse albummet.

12 – Steven Adler’s far, Melvin Adler,  døde om morgenen efter i årevis at have kæmpet mod en svær sygdom.

18 – Merck Mercuriadis i Rolling Stone: “The album will come out this year. There are ten Tuesdays left before January – it will come out on one of them. I don’t know that we will announce a release date. You just might walk into your record shop one Tuesday and find it there“.

Aflyste GnR shows:
20. Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL (flyttes til 31. oktober, 2006)
22. Gaylord Entertainment Center, Nashville, TN

20 – GnR skulle starte anden del af deres tour den 20. i Jacksonville, men showet ændres til den 31. Det følgende show i Nashville aflyses helt. Harley-Davidson viste en streamet version af deres seneste reklame: “See it. Hear it. Now. Watch the TV commercial featuring the new, exclusive, unreleased Guns N’ Roses’ song “Better” from the forthcoming album, Chinese Democracy“. Sangen fjernes dog hurtigt fra deres hjemmeside. Se den her.

NORDAMERIKA TOUR M. PAPA ROACH & SEBASTIAN BACH:
24. oktober – 16. Januar 2007

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24 – Anden del af “Chinese Democracy tour” begynder med et udsolgt show for 8388 fans i Bank Atlantic Center, Sunrise, FLOmkring kl. 23:18 begynder publikum at råbe “What the f*ck“, da Papa Roach var gået af scenen ved 22-tiden. Bandet kommer på scenen 10 minutter efter til et publikum der er utilfreds. Frank Ferrer erstatter igen Brain (der er syg?) på trommer. Axl bliver sur på lysmanden på et tidspunkt i showet. Publikum er mere positive under “KOHD“. Showet slutter 01:25.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, Better, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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25 – Udsolgt show for 10,534 fans i St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, FLGnR kom først på omkring midnat og spillede to en halv time. Axl siger:”It’s very, very nice to be here in Tampa tonight.” Før “November Rain” ligger Robin og flyder på gulvet mens Axl kommer ind på scenen igen og opdager det – han lader som om han sparker Robin halvt ihjel. Axl havde en del sjove øjeblikke med Robin, Richard og Tommy. Tommy morede sig med at lege “trafikbetjent” for resten af bandet. Axl fik ham til at grine flere gange når han gik forbi ham. Første version af ‘Used To Love Her‘ på denne del af turnéen som Tommy valgte og præsenterede.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Better, Band Introductions, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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27 – Bandet har selskab af tattooartisten Kat Von D. i tourbussen på vej til showet for 6000 fans under navnet “96-1 Krock 20th Birthday Bash” i Germain Arena, Estero, FL. Bandet kom på lidt efter kl. 23. Axl laver lidt sjov og holder en bh op foran sig og danser lidt rundt.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Moving Piano Jam, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Jam, November Rain, Better, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), IRS, Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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29 –  Show for 8918 fans i Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  GnR kom på scenen 23:40 og sluttede præcis kl. 02. Bandet spiller “Rocket Queen” for første gang på denne del af turnéen. Axl tilegner “Out Ta Get Me” til de kritikere og bootleggere der klager over den samme sætliste ved hvert show, og de kan kysse hans røv og stikke deres optagere op i deres egen røv. En fan besvimer under “Used To Love Her“, og Axl bruger lidt tid bagefter på at forklare hvad der skete.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Fink Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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31 – Show for 5000 fans i Vets Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL. Dette Halloween show starter omkring midnat. Originalt planlagt for 20. oktober 2006. Da den sidste sang blev spillet var der måske kun ca. 2000 fans tilbage.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Paradise City

November

M/ PAPA ROACH, SEBASTIAN BACH:

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02 – Show for 4389 fans i Greensboro Coliseum Complex, NC. Bandet kommer på 23:35 og showet slutter omkring 02. Første optræden med den elektriske version af “You’re Crazy” på denne tour. Originalt planlagt for 31. oktober 2006. Før showet begyndte var der enormt mange slåskampe.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Band Jam, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, IRS, Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), Rocket Queen, Madagascar, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), You’re Crazy, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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03 – Show for 6500 fans i Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV. Første optræden af “Down On The Farm” for Axl siden 1990. Under “piano moving jam” efterfulgt af “November Rain“, sagde Axl at Tommy’s bas mindede ham om lyden fra “Down On The Farm“. Så Axl sagde: “This may be a recipe for disaster, but I’m about to try and sing something that I havent sang in, what 15 years?!“. Men efter sangen mente han at det havde været 13 år siden han sidst havde sunget den.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Robin Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Take Me Home, Country Roads), The Blues, Robin Guitar Solo, Better, Robin & Richard Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Down On The Farm, Ron Guitar Solo (Dont Cry), Rocket Queen, IRS, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), You’re Crazy, Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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05 – Show for 9924 fans i Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, NJ. Før GnR kommer på scenen, meddeles publikum, at der er tekniske problemer med Dizzy’s keyboard. De kom på ca. 23:40 og slutter 01:58. Før “Better“, siger Axl: “It’s very good to be here tonight. And those technical delays had nothing to do with my sorry ass… Not tonight!” Efter “NR” sagde Axl: “you guys are great tonight and thank you for it but if a few people don’t stop throwing things on the stage they will go home“. Under “Nightrain” da Axl var ved højre side på scenen blev han næsten ramt af noget igen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam with Frank and Dizzy, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, You Could Be Mine, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Solo, The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), Rocket Queen, Used To Love Her, IRS, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

06 – Aflyst show i Cumberland Civic Center, Portland.

Sanctuary Group:
“Tonight’s show at the Cumberland County Civic Center has been cancelled due to limitations imposed by local fire marshals.

Axl and the band are very unhappy about not being able to play for the fans in Portland but have been advised after several meetings with local fire marshals Nelson Collins and Bob Cadigan that they have made it impossible for the band to perform their show to the usual high standards that their fans deserve.

More importantly, we have been informed that officials intend to enforce rules and regulations that should not and do not apply in this venue. Our production manager and crew have been in this building with Clay Aiken and Green Day and none of the restrictions imposed on Guns N’ Roses were experienced by those artists. It is our opinion that they are going out of their way to target and single out Guns N’ Roses and the band’s loyal fans. Following consultation with the band’s manager, agent and promoter, it was felt that it was best to cancel the show. It is a regrettable decision, particularly at this late notice, but it is of paramount importance that our fans have the best experience possible without being harassed and threatened.

We look forward to continuing the tour in Worcester on Wednesday.”

Axl: “I would like to apologize to all of the fans in Maine for the show not happening last night. It was important for us to play there and it is a shame that what should have been a great night for all of us was not possible due to the actions of two people.

I agree with, and ultimately take responsibility for, the end decision not to jeopardize the safety of the fans, the crews, the bands and myself as a result of the methods of these particularly draconian authorities. We are not trying to get away or get out of anything or pull a fast one by combining ticket sales as has been speculated.

There are reasons that I have not spoken more about Montreal and Philadelphia that have been extremely complicated and are not legally resolved behind the scenes to this day and could have possibly jeopardized the future of Guns N’ Roses.

We have chosen to take the public heat for these events in order to have another shot at the future today with a new album.

The professionals around me felt that Portland was a potentially explosive situation that could have had a somewhat similar result based on the behavior of the two aforementioned fire marshals (it’s not my first barbeque!) had the fans been given entry to the building and the show started. In respect of these opinions, our fans, the people of Portland, and the bands scheduled to play with us that night, unfortunately the only sensible decision was not to take that chance.

We hope to find another way to play for you in the future. Thanks for even trying to see us. It sincerely is much more than appreciated.” 

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08 – Show for 10,000 fans i DCU Center, Worcester, MS. Showet startede omkring 23:45. Efter “Mr. Brownstone” siger Axl: “How are you doing Portland?” Han fortsætter: “I hope you can hear me because I can’t.Robin smadrer sin guitar under “Better“. Efter “Out Ta Get Me“, siger Axl: “We’d like to thank the fire marshals here tonight for being so fucking cool“. Før “November Rain” da Axl satte sig ved sit piano, sagde han: “I’d like a moment of silence.” Publikum dæmpede sig en smule, og Axl fortsatte: “A moment of silence please.” Da publikum havde dæmpet sig endnu mere sagde Axl: “We’re going through a tough time right now, a really tough time….Brit and K-Fed have broken up.” Publikum grinede og Axl startede sangen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Better, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Down On The Farm, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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10 – Udsolgt show for 14,482 fans i Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. Bandet kommer på scenen omkring 23:10. Ron spiller en Kiss solo og Sebastian kommenterer den før “My Michelle“. Robin scenedykker på et tidspunkt i showet. Axl synger en smule fra “My Way” før “Paradise City“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Better, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (inkl. Ace Frehley solo & Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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11 – Axl deltager i “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson’s” 2006 velgørenhedsshow for Michael J. Fox Foundation ved Waldorf-Astoria i New York, NY. Begivenheden blev styret af Martin Scorsese, Muhammad Ali, og havde også Sheryl Crow og Rob Thomas til at synge og spille. Axl overraskede alle og tog scenen og sang “Live And Let Die” med et band.  Læs mere her.

Axl: “We actually used a sample of Michael J. Fox from (his film) Casualties of War in one of our songs that will be on the new album. So I felt, one, I’ve always been a fan of his. And I also feel for the guy and his situation. I’m for stem-cell research, so I just thought it would be wrong not for me to come when I was asked.”

M. SUICIDE GIRLS & SEBASTIAN BACH:

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13 – Show for 5527 fans i 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD. Axl introducerer “You Could Be Mine” med denne anekdote: “So I was in England, I was walking around the Soho area there, and this young guy with spiky hair and sh*t, had a Motley Crue t-shirt and sh*t, comes running. He’s like ‘Dude! Dude! Dude! Dude!’ Pulls his shirt down and he had tattooed right across, Fit To Burn“. Et andet sted i showet siger han: “I’m gonna take a minute to introduce the band here, and give these people over here time to get good naps so they can rest up for the rest of the show.”
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust), The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Better, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Jam, Down On The Farm, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

14 – Axl udsender et åbent brev til sine fans om at “Chinese Democracy” har en foreløbig udgivelsesdato d. 6. marts, 2007.

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15 – Udsolgt show for 13,051 fans i Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Bandet gik på 23:37 og sluttede 01:50. Axl introducerer Chris: “Just because he’s in a white suit, does not mean he’s the good guy. On the keyboards, to my left, Mr. Chris Pitman“. Før Ron spiller sin solo, beder Axl ham om ikke at spille for højt: “Don’t play too loud, these people on the sides are trying to take a nap. OK?“. Axl præsenterer Bubbles fra The Trailer Park Boys før “My Michelle“. Bubbles præsenterer så en canadisk fælle, der også var på Trailer Park Boys showet, Sebastian Bach.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Like A Hurricane), The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Better, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (O Canada, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

16 – The Toronto Sun citerer GnR’s pladeselskab, Universal Music: “We have no indication that a Guns N’ Roses record will be released this year.”

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17 – Udsolgt show for 9722 fans i Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario. Bandet startede næsten ved midnatstid. Efter “You Could Be Mine“, siger Axl: “That’s just another one of our multiple love songs. It’s a tender ballad.“. Axl får publikum til at synge fødselsdagssang for Richard. Bubbles fra the Trailer Park Boys kommer på scenen før ekstranumrene og Axl takker Trailer Park Boys og Sebastian Bach.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo (Like A Hurricane), The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Band Introductions, Happy Birthday (til Richard), Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (O Canada, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, IRS, Madagascar, Paradise City

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18 – Show for 9729 fans i Colisee Pepsi Arena, Quebec City, Quebec. Efter “Live And Let Die” kommenterer Axl det fine publikum: “You motherfuckers are on fire and sh*t…. They’re not on fire, that was Montreal!” (griner mens mængden buh’er). I en drillende tone tilføjer han: “Now there he had a good thing going and he fucking had to ruin it didn’t he?Axl takker åbningsbands’ene og siger, at hvis han er elendig i aften vil han gerne sættes i en straffeboks sammen med Suicide Girls (der stod og kiggede med på showet).
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Down On The Farm, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, IRS, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

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20 – Show for 7880 fans i Halifax Metro Centre, Nova Scotia. Trailer Park Boys gæsteoptræder igen.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, Rocket Queen, Trailer Park Boys (Liquor & Whores), My Michelle, Patience, Ron Guitar Solo (O Canada, Don’t Cry), Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

21 – Udsolgt show for 5145 fans i Harbour Station, St. John, New Brunswick. “Liquor And Whores” spilles uden Trailer Park Boys. Axl siger at de er med i ånden.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Better, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam, Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Liquor And Whores (Trailer Park Boys cover), Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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24 – Show for 6757 fans i The Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH. Bandet kommer på omkring midnat og slutter 02:15.  Åbningsbands’ene Suicide Girls og Eagles of Death Metal bliver buet af scenen af publikum (læs her). Axl smider en eller anden ud midt under “Live And Let Die“. Han havde også tydeligvis de sædvanlige problemer med sit ørestykke og råbte af sin lydmand. Derefter spurgte Axl hvad publikum synes om “The Pigeons of sh*t Metal“, hvilket fik dem til at buh’e tilkendegivende at de ikke brød sig om dem. Axl sagde at det ville blive deres sidste show for GnR. Axl nævner EODM igen og introducerer den næste sang med ordene: “Well, you guys had to sit through the Pigeons of sh*t Metal, but don’t worry, it’s going to get…” Før “Patience“, siger Axl: “this next song is something that I’m trying to have a little bit of tonight. But, it looks like I’m going to need a lot more of it than I thought.Tommy var temmelig gal på lydproblemerne, og det resulterede i, at han ikke var med ude og bukke af for publikum til sidst i showet.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Better, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

25 – Show for 6313 fans i Palace of Auburn Hills, MI. Åbningsbandet Novadriver hyldede det originale GnR band ved at dukke op hamrende fulde, bortset fra at de lød ad H. til! Der var igen lydproblemer i showet, og bandet var mærket af det. Axl var godt tosset under ‘Jungle‘ fordi vokalen kun var en lille smule højere end bandet. Efter ‘Live And Let Die,’ talte han til publikum, og en eller anden unge smed et stykke tyggegummi der ramte enten hans ansigt eller på brystkassen. Axl: “You got some balls, I’ll give you that you little cocksucker. Keep up that sh*t and we’re out of here“. Efter en virkelig fantastisk ‘Paradise City‘, ønskede Axl publikum en god aften. Axl: “Thank you Detroit, we’re glad we could get our sh*t worked out this time around, be good to each other, and we wish you a safe trip home…..except for that fuckhead, I hope someone jumps you in the parking lot“. Klassisk Axl!
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, Piano Jam, November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo [Mean Street, Don’t Cry], My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

 

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27 – Show for 9599 fans i Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, IRS, Richard Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, Piano Jam, November Rain, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

Axl: “We had a great show in Chicago tonight and had hoped to do a surprise acoustic show afterwards. I have been fighting this off for a long time but the doctor told me tonight that the only way not to jeopardise the balance of the tour is immediate rest. We will now have 3 days off before continuing Friday. We are sorry to miss the fans in Milwaukee.”

29 – Showet i Bradley Center, Milwaukee blev aflyst fordi Axl var syg med øreinfektion og halsbetændelse siden den 20. nov. Showet i Ames, IA spilles som planlagt.

December

M. SUICIDE GIRLS, HELMET & SEBASTIAN BACH:

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01 – Show for 4438 fans i Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA. Bandet kom på scenen 0:35 og sluttede ca. 02:38.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Richard Guitar Solo, Out Ta Get Me, Used To Love Her, Piano Jam, November Rain, IRS, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Ron Guitar Solo, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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02 – Show for 7241 fans i Target Center, Minneapolis, MN. Bandet kom på omkring 23:45 og sluttede to en halv time senere.
Sætliste: Welcome to The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Down On The Farm, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo (Angel), Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, I Feel Good [jam], Used To Love Her, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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04 – GnR tilbage igen i Canada i et udsolgt show i MTS Centre, Winnipeg. Bandet kommer på scenen lige før midnat og spiller til 02:15. Bubbles fra Trailer Park Boys gæsteoptræder. Axl, Sebastian Bach og Bubbles sang de første par vers af Rush’sCloser To The Heart” før de spillede “Liquor and Whores“.
Sætliste: Welcome to The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Down On The Farm, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Beautiful), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Liquor & Whores (m/Bubbles), Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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06 – Andet udsolgte show i Canada for 13,370 fans i Pengrowth Saddledome, Alberta. Bandet gik på scenen kl. 23:55 og sluttede to og en halv time senere. Under “KOHD” beder Axl publikum om at træde et skridt tilbage da folk bliver mast oppe foran.
Sætliste: Welcome to The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Angel), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Rocket Queen, Liquor & Whores (m/Bubbles), IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (O Canada, XYZ, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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07 – Årets sidste udsolgte show i Canada for 13,355 fans i Rexall Place, Alberta. Under “Mr. Brownstone” beder Axl folk om at træde et skridt tilbage. Bubbles gæsteoptræder igen ved showet.
Sætliste: Welcome to The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo & Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Rocket Queen, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Angel), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Down On The Farm, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (O Canada, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Liquor & Whores (m/Bubbles), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Chinese Democracy, Paradise City

10 – Show for 5868 fans i Everett Events Center, WA. Bandet kom på scenen kl. 23:30 og spillede de sædvanlige to og en halv time. Axl snakkede om at han blev godt og grundigt fuld, og slog sit hoved på væggen da han stod og fangede fisk ved Pike Place market i Seattle.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Angel), Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Rocket Queen, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City

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11 – Show for 9000 fans i Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR. Bandet kom på scenen kl. 23:50 og sluttede 02:10. Efter “Sweet Child O’ Mine“, taler Axl om spillestedets navn, The Rose Garden. Efter “Better“, siger han at han har fundet ud af, at han skal sige noget lignende som: “that’s a song from our forthcoming album...”. Før “Patience” råber Axl  fuck!” og igen “fuck!” som lidt ironisk humor for indledningen til “Patience“. Showet slutter uden varsel efter “Madagascar“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Robin Guitar Solo/Jam (m/Dizzy & Frank), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Better, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Piano Moving Jam, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, You Could Be Mine, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet, Out Ta Get Me, November Rain, IRS, Rocket Queen, Down On The Farm, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her, Patience, Nightrain, Chinese Democracy, Madagascar

12 – Bumblefoot kommenterede på det italienske fansite Gnronline.it, der var gået i “strejke” over manglen på officiel information angående bandet og det længe ventede album, og har truet med at lukke ned den 1. januar, 2007. Til det havde Ron følgende at sige:

“Ron here — this is not a statement on behalf of GN’R, just speaking for myself, me to you.

For whatever it’s worth, I love you guys and appreciate all the support you guys have given the band. I haven’t been in the band very long, but long enough to experience how great it is to have fans that care as much as you. Maybe it’s too-little-too-late to let you know that, but that’s how I feel, and it hasn’t changed.

From what I’ve seen, if ya give out info before it’s 100% confirmed, and things don’t happen as planned, it leads to people feeling betrayed, so info should only come at the final moment when all the piece are in place. That’s not a GN’R thing, it’s everything, every business or band or anything else.

If you’re looking for daily or weekly updates on things that are in the works, it’ll become a big mess for everyone. Meanwhile, we’re touring. It’s been fucking great.

Since my first show with GUNS in May, we’ve played nearly 70 shows, in 20 countries (if I counted right, at 3am after being up 30 hours… [***]) The way I see it, for two-and-a-half hours each of those nights, it’s our time to connect with each other — we get to say *fuck it* to everything else in life and enjoy ourselves — that’s what it’s about. It’s not about business or setlists or critics or anything else — it’s about saying FUCK IT and gettin’ high off it from beginning to end and a long time after.

Hope y’all have been enjoying it to the fullest. Life’s too damn short to be upset about what you don’t have — enjoy what you do have.

Not trying to change anything by writing ya, not answering the questions you want answered, just letting ya know that your support hasn’t gone unnoticed, and I just wanna say *thank you* to the moderators and members of your forum. For the years you’ve devoted to the band, and hopefully years to come…”

13 – Aflyst show i Save Mart Center, Fresno, CA.

14 – I en pressemeddelelse på GnR’s officielle website annoncerer Axl:

“Due to the schedule of these particular shows valuable time needed by the band and record company for the proper setup and release of the album ‘Chinese Democracy’ would be lost. Rather than delay the album yet again all involved have decided to remove these shows from GNR’s schedule. We sincerely hope our fans understand and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. Tickets may be refunded at local point of purchase.

To say the making of this album has been an unbearably long and incomprehensible journey would be an understatement. Overcoming the endless and seemingly insanity of the obstacles faced by all involved, not withstanding the emotional challenges endured by everyone: the fans, the band, our road crew and business team has at many times seemed for all like a bad dream where one wakes up only to find they are still in the nightmare and unfortunately this time it has been played out for over a decade in real life.

The true ongoing behind-the-scenes triumphs and casualties are much more complicated than any negative speculation that media or otherwise has managed to hit upon. For much of the time some form or another of legalities have been taking place that really the best way to deal with publicly was to keep our mouths shut in an attempt to ensure the best outcome and especially one that wouldn’t jeopardize the band or the album. One can easily point to how others have done things or how they themselves feel that they would were they in the same situations but without full knowledge of the various dynamics and circumstances involved, again these types of comments or commentary are uninformed, outside, generally useless and often hindering speculation.

When I agreed to do our recent North American tour I agreed with the understanding that I and my manager Merck Mercuriadis were in full agreement as to our strategy, touring plans and most importantly that any and all things needed to release the album at the latest by Dec. 26th were to be in place. Unfortunately this turned out not to be the case and not only do I regret to say that again the album will not be released by the end of the year but that though many things went extremely well and were very exciting there were in our opinion unnecessary and avoidable complications on our tour having to do with the tour routing, scheduling and album and video plans that played hell on all involved especially our crew. This was compounded by an overall sense of a lack of respect by management for the band and crew and each individual’s particular expertise that has resulted unfortunately in the end of both GUNS and my relationship in having a management or sense of band involvement with Merck Mercuriadis.

In regard to a release date for the album itself certain minor and by that I do mean minor things and or additions as well as contract negotiations need to be completed and barring any unforeseen complications these things have now been adequately scheduled. Both the band and I along with our record company feel that this record deserves the proper setup and promotion not the ’13 Tuesdays left’ and ‘it may just appear in your record store’ approach offered by management. We believe this strategy may have been used in order for management to sell this latest tour to the various promoters. We feel that if this was so, this was obviously unfair to them. The stress of dealing with this situation has been considerable for everyone as well as to the band themselves as a whole but that this was more importantly in our opinion something utterly insane to do to our fans. Our apologies and please know we have been laboring over this with management for the entire North American tour.

It takes approximately 8 weeks for an album to hit the shelves once it has been turned in to the record company. For whatever reasons it appears it may have been mistakenly inferred by management that this could be condensed to three. That being said this is not a promise, a lie or a guarantee but we do wish to announce a tentative release date of March 6th. This is the first time we have done this publicly for this album. Any and all other dates have been made up by others for their own reasons. We would like to assure the fans that though tentative everything in our power will be done to meet this date. Once it is finalized and official you will be notified. If we are delayed for unseen reasons you will also be notified as soon as possible in regard to a new date and the album will be released as shortly thereafter as is possible. We thank you for your patience.

In the end it’s just an album and one that I, the band, our record company and all involved believe and feel is a true GUNS N’ ROSES album. Ultimately the public will decide and regardless of the outcome our hearts, lives and our passion has been put into this project every step of the way. If for no other reason we feel those elements alone merit your consideration. We do hope you can hold on just a bit longer and if not we hope you would please feel free to take a break and we’ll be more than glad (if you so choose) to see you again later.

Once again, our sincere apologies and our deepest thanks, GUNS N’ ROSES would also like to thank all the fans who attended the 70 concerts in 21 different countries for their support in 2006. All the best to each and every one of you over this holiday season, thank-you and God bless.”

Læs Merck’s svar her.

15 – Show for 5786 fans i Oakland Arena, CA. GnR kommer på 0:29 og showet slutter to en halv time efter. Axl brokker sig over monitor problemer under den første sang. Axl glider og falder under “It’s So Easy“. Lars Ulrich laver en overraskende gæsteoptræden på “Out Ta Get Me” (lyt her).
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam (m/Frank & Dizzy), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Out Ta Get Me (m/Lars Ulrich), November Rain, IRS, Ron Guitar Solo (Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Patience, Nightrain, Madagascar, Paradise City

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17 – Første af tre udsolgt shows for 6189 fans i Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA. Izzy gæsteoptræder igen ved tre shows i L.A. siden hans sidste tour med GnR i Juni. Det er også hans første show i L.A. med GnR siden 1991. Der gik ild i Frank’s trommesæt under “November Rain” (fra pyro’en). Axl sagde efter sangen: “That’s a first: The f***ing drums caught fire. I like that. We might just ‘Spinal Tap’ the drummer. Blow him up.” “Smoke On The Water” blev der spillet lidt af, mens Axl sang “smoke on the drummer“. Izzy spiller lidt af Rod Stewart’sI Was Only Joking” før “Patience“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam (m/Frank & Dizzy), Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Band Introductions, Richard Guitar Solo, Richard & Robin Guitar Duet (Angel), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, IRS, My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Think About You (m/Izzy Stradin), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Izzy Guitar Solo, Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

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19 – Andet af tre udsolgt shows i Gibson Amphitheatre. Bandet gik på 23:40 og sluttede efter to en halv time. Axl introducerede “Used to Love Her” ved at sige hvordan han og Izzy levede i et hul og de ikke kunne udstå den hair-metal sang der blev spillet i radioen. Sangen blev skrevet som resultat af den oplevelse.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam (with Frank & Dizzy), Sweet Child O’ Mine, You Could Be Mine, Ron Guitar Solo (Eruption, Don’t Cry), Rocket Queen, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Dizzy Piano Solo, The Blues, Jam, IRS, Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Down On The Farm, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradin), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Izzy Guitar Solo, Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Chinese Democracy, Madagascar, Paradise City (m/Izzy Stradlin)

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20 – Tredje og sidste udsolgte show i Gibson Amphitheatre. Efter “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” råber publikum efter “Prostitute“. Før bandet kunne starte “Down On The Farm” skulle scenen vaskes. Ron spiller og synger “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch“. Bubbles gæsteoptræder sammen med Sebastian Bach på “My Michelle“. Ron har en julehue på under “Patience“.
Sætliste: Welcome To The Jungle, It’s So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Better, Robin Guitar Solo / Jam (m/Frank & Dizzy), Sweet Child O’ Mine, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, You Could Be Mine, Dizzy Piano Solo (Angie), The Blues, Piano Moving Jam, Rocket Queen, Down On The Farm, Richard Guitar Solo (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas), Out Ta Get Me, Piano Moving Jam, November Rain, Think About You (m/Izzy Stradin), Ron Guitar Solo (You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch, Don’t Cry), My Michelle (m/Sebastian Bach & Bubbles), Used To Love Her (m/Izzy Stradlin), Patience (m/Izzy Stradlin), Nightrain (m/Izzy Stradlin), Chinese Democracy, IRS, Madagascar, Paradise City

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