Watch Guns N’ Roses Play Their First Reunion Show

The “classic” Guns N’ Roses lineup of Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan kicked off their much-discussed reunion tour last night, performing together for the first time in 23 years. Although the intimate 500-person gig at LA’s Troubadour was announced yesterday, on April Fools’ Day, it was no joke. They played a 17-song setlist featuring a whole bunch of Appetite For Destruction tracks, several covers, and Slash performing a couple of songs from Chinese Democracy for the first time ever. Although Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler weren’t around, the lineup was rounded out by longtime keyboard player Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, and new addition Melissa Reese, who replaced Chris Pitman as the band’s second keyboardist. There weren’t any cameras or recording devices allowed inside the show, but that didn’t stop a few determined fans, and you can check out some footage below thanks to them and their hard work.

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UPDATE: Here’s an official video…

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Posted by Guns N' Roses on Friday, April 8, 2016

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)
“Better”
“Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” (Bob Dylan cover)
“My Michelle”
“Nighttrain”
“The Seeker” (The Who cover)
“Paradise City”

Upcoming tour dates:

04/08 Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
04/09 Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
04/16 Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/19 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
04/20 Mexico City, Mexico @ Foro Sol
04/23 Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts 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, Ontario @ Rogers Centre
07/19 Foxboro, MA @ Gillette 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