Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime tour is becoming like the never-ending story.
Three years after the Los Angeles rock legends announced their reunion (albeit with singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, and bassist Duff McKagan as the only original members), the band is set to embark on another North American leg this fall. And why not? Having grossed hundreds of millions of dollars to date as one of rock’s top live draws, it’s clear that demand to hear Guns N’ Roses revisit their earth-scorching, parent-terrifying glory years is still as high as one of Rose’s vintage howls.
Just days ahead of their tour opener in Charlotte, North Carolina, the band went back to their LA roots, playing an intimate Citi Sound Vault warm-up show at the 5,000-capacity Hollywood Palladium on Saturday (Sept. 21) -- just blocks from where they cut their teeth in the mid-'80s. Unsurprisingly, they took their time hitting the stage, arriving at 10.35 p.m., but for most of their loyal fanbase, the epic set was more than worth it.
Here’s our recap of the five best moments from Guns N’ Roses’ epic two-hour, 45 minute set.