Guns N Roses’ classic lineup reunites for first gig in 23 years: Setlist + video

Axl, Slash, and Duff perform greatest hits, covers, and even songs from Chinese Democracy

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Photo via Instagram user moonage.jovi

Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan reunited on stage in Los Angeles last night, marking the first performance featuring Guns N’ Roses’ classic lineup in 23 years.

GNR performed a 17-song set composed of greatest hits (“Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Paradise City”), covers (Wings’ “Live and Let Die”, Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”, The Who’s “The Seeker), and even songs from the band’s 2008 album, Chinese Democracy (“Chinese Democracy”, “Better”).

Axl, Slash, and Duff were joined on stage by longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, and new member Melissa Reese, who replaced Chris Pittman as the band’s second keyboardist. Reese marks the first-ever female member of Guns N’ Roses.

Watch fan-shot video of last night’s gig and see the full setlist:

It’s So Easy
Mr. Brownstone
Chinese Democracy
Welcome to the Jungle
Double Talkin’ Jive
Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
Rocket Queen
You Could Be Mine
Speak Softly Love (Andy Williams cover)
Sweet Child O’ Mine
New Rose (The Damned cover)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
My Michelle
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Paradise City

The intimate club show at the Troubadour served as a warm-up for the band’s forthcoming world tour, which includes a headlining slot at Coachella and a string of stadium shows across North America this summer. Find their upcoming schedule below.

Guns N’ Roses 2016 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^
04/09 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena ^
04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/19 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Foro Sol
04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
06/23 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
06/26 – Washington, DC @ Fedex Field
06/29 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
07/01 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
07/06 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
07/09 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
07/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
07/19 – Foxboro, MA @ Gilette Stadium
07/23 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
07/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
07/29 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
07/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
08/03 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
08/05 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
08/09 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
08/12 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
08/15 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
08/22 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium

^ = w/ Alice in Chains


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