Live in Concert: Guns ‘N Roses
The Use Your Illusion tour was the last with the classic lineup of the band until the 2015 reunion. We'll hear a performance live from Tokyo in 1992 on Live Concert.
Where to begin with this tour? It is one of the longest in rock history, running from January 20, 1991 to July 17, 1993, with more than seven million fans buying tickets. Axl Rose's battles with his demons, security and his fans are legendary, with the frontman jumping into the crowd to confront amateur photographers on more than once occasion. Axl ended the July 2, 1991 St. Louis area show early, sparking a riot. Izzy Stradlin would quit the band before the year was out. Guns 'N Roses teamed up with Metallica for several shows on this tour, including the one where James Hetfield was badly burned in a pyrotechnics mishap.
As controversial as they were, Guns 'N Roses were explosive on stage. Listen as they rip through "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child 'O Mine," and "Paradise City" from their debut Appetite for Destruction and the Use Your Illusion classics "Don't Cry" and "November Rain." The now famous Bob Dylan cover is on the setlist and a surprise Stones cover, all captured live at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, on February 22nd, 1992.
The Scorpions play "Rock You Like a Hurricane" from a 2001 show in Lisbon, Portugal, with classic performances from Blue Oyster Cult in 1981 and Nazareth live in '85. Unlike a Guns 'N Roses concert in the '90s, this show will start on time. Don't miss the next Live in Concert, Saturday night at 8 on RKR.
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