GNR 6/6/22

Guns N’ Roses are back on the road in Europe and kicked off the tour on June 4th in Lisbon, Portugal. Ultimate Classic Rock reported the band covered AC/DC‘s 1979 Highway To Hell classic “Walk All Over You,” and took a few deep dives into their own back catalogue.

Among the highlights of the show was the band’s Appetite For Destruction favorite, “You’re Crazy,” which was played for the first time since 1991 and their 1986 track “Reckless Life” getting its first live airing since 1993.

Guns N’ Roses co-founders Slash and Duff McKagan have decades of history together and Slash told us a while back that he and Duff have always had an undeniable chemistry. [“When we first met, Duff came in with, for one, just the greatest f***ing work ethic and a kind of personality that’s just totally resilient, which sort of mirrors what I’m about. And then as far as being a player, he has an approach that just goes right in sync with what I do as a guitar player, and we just hit it off as friends, as musicians, ever since the beginning, and it stayed all the way through this whole time.”] SOUNDCUE (:21 OC: . . . this whole time)

Guns N’ Roses next perform on June 7th in Seville, Spain at Estadio Benito Villamarin. The band will be on the road in Europe, South America, Mexico, and Down Under through December.

TL; DR

  • At Guns N’ Roses‘ European tour kickoff in Lisbon, Portugal, the band covered AC/DC‘s 1979 Highway To Hell classic “Walk All Over You,” with their own “You’re Crazy” being played for the first time since 1991 and their 1986 track “Reckless Life” getting its first live airing since 1993.

DID YOU KNOW???

  • Guns N’ Roses‘ 2021 summer tour grossed $50 million and sold 363,000 tickets.
  • Billboard Boxscore reported, “The tour alternated between stadiums and arenas, with 10 outdoor shows and 14 indoor shows. Despite more arena dates, the stadium concerts, perhaps unsurprisingly, carried the bigger gross ($28.6 million) while managing a slightly lighter ticket price ($121), compared to arenas with $21.5 million on an average $169.48 ticket.”