Guns N’ Roses made a surprise New York concert appearance Thursday night (Feb. 11) part of a Fashion Week party at the John Varvatos store in Manhattan. The band, whose only original member is singer Axl Rose, played a nearly two-hour set on the small stage in the space that was once home to legendary rock club CBGBs.
According to internet reports, the band played a 17-song set that included selections from nearly every Guns N’ Roses album, including hits like “Paradise City,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Patience.” The band also played several songs from its most recent album, the commercially disappointing “Chinese Democracy.”
Guns N’ Roses New York appearance was only its second in the United States since the release of “Democracy.” The band recently toured throughout Southeast Asia and Canada.
Axl Rose wasn’t the only music celebrity to make a Fashion Week appearance Thursday night. No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani celebrated her new L.A.M.B. clothing line collection, while the LnA party featured performances by Metric and punk poetess Patti Smith.