|By Doug Miller/GunsNRoses.com
Guns N' Roses' 2007 tour of Japan came to a climactic conclusion Saturday night at the Intex in Osaka. Another full house packed the hot venue for what would be GN'R's longest and arguably best show of the 2007 Japanese tour.
The blistering, two-hours-plus set ran in this order: "Welcome to The Jungle," "It's So Easy," "Mr. Brownstone," "Live and Let Die," Robin Finck guitar solo, "Sweet Child O' Mine," "Better," "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," "You Could Be Mine," Dizzy Reed piano solo, "The Blues," Richard Fortus guitar solo, "Out Ta Get Me," "November Rain," "IRS," Bumblefoot solo into "Don't Cry" with Axl singing, "Rocket Queen," "Used To Love Her," "My Michelle," "Patience," "Nightrain," "Chinese Democracy," "Madagascar" and "Paradise City."
Among the many highlights was when guitarist Finck jumped off stage during "Nightrain" and ran all the way to the light console located at the rear of the venue. Drummer Frank Ferrer was, once again, sporting the Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) look.
As the band took their final bow, Axl Rose thanked the people of Japan for being so receptive and making these concerts very special. From the two shows at Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City to Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya to Budokan Hall in Tokyo and this final show at the Intex in Osaka, each concert was unique and every show was scorching.