|Guns N' Roses: Warm-up shows|
|Mon. January 1st 2001 1:00 am Las Vegas, NV @ The House Of Blues|
Attendance: 1800 (Sold Out!)
Notes: First show for the new line-up. Axl on vocals, Tommy Stinson on bass, Brain on drums, Buckethead, Robin Finck and Paul Tobias on guitar. Chris Pitman (touring member) and Dizzy Reed on keyboards. GN'R performed five new songs (that includes Oh My God)!
|Review(s): L.A. Times / Allstar / NY Times / KNAC.com / Music.com|
|Sun. January 15th 2001 1:40 am Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Rock In Rio III|
Setlist: Intro, Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone,
Band introductions, Live And Let Die, Oh My God, Think About You, You
Could Be Mine, Robin Finck speech & solo (Sossego), Sweet Child
O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Madagascar [New Song!], Buckethead
performance art and guitar solo (Big Sur Moon), November Rain, Out Ta
Get Me, Rocket Queen, Band introductions, Chinese Democracy [New Song],
Buckethead Guitar solo (Chicken Boy), Instrumental Jam, The Blues [New
Song], Patience, Nightrain
Notes: Show started at around 1:55 local time. You know where you are? You're in the jungle Rio! You're gonna die! Somebody was kicked out during It's So Easy. During the first band introductions, Axl says: I know that many of you are dissappointed that some of the people that you came to know and love could not be with us here today. Regardless of what you have heard or read, people worked very hard, meaning my former friends, to do everything they could, so that I could not be here today. I say, fuck that! I am as hurt and dissapointed as you, that unlike Oasis we could find a way to all get along. So, I will be going to introduce the new band. Who have worked very, very very hard to come and see you today. This is my friend Paul Tobias. He has worked in the darkness underground for the last seven years to be able to be here today. I think this makes his fourth or fifth show all together in his life. Without Paul, there would be no more Guns N' Roses. Along with Paul, the only man from the old line-up who stayed loyal and worked hard every day. He's on the keyboards, Mr. Dizzy Reed! Well, so much for the past this is Live And Let Die.
On the drums, Brain! And they kick into You Could Be Mine! After YCBM, Robin is introduced. He says some words in Portuguese and plays a song. Knockin' On Heaven's Door is more like the original version. Madagascar, a new song, sounds really cool! Powerful versions of old GN'R classics. After Rocket Queen Axl says: We've only done one show before this, and already we've been criticized for playing the old songs...... After Patience, Axl talks about the Internet and the fans..... You know. I used to go on the Internet, but the Internet seems to be a big garbage can. So I don't read the things that they say on the Internet anymore..... Then he talks about the fans in Brazil and South America. Nightrain is the last song before the encores.
My Michelle starts with a guitar intro. Silk Worms is next!
Paradise City ends the show. In closing, Axl talks about his assistant and thanks her. The local time is 4:20am.
Through out the show there's a translator (=Axl's assistant) on stage who translates everything Axl says.
|Review(s): NME.com / Allstar / MTV / Reuters / KNAC.com / NY Times|