Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

The Brisbane Guns N' Roses crowd shuffled into QSAC (Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre) stadium with a little trepidation about which Axl Rose they would get tonight. With the opening notes of 'It's So Easy' and that familiar gravely voice sounding spot on, it was like a sledgehammer to the crowd's face that they were going to be in for a very special night of rock'n'roll.

Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

With Slash's screaming lead guitar and Duff McKagan's heavy baselines, the band were tight and got the crowd instantly on their feet, screaming every word back at the band. Without stopping they went straight into 'Mr Brownstone' and then 'Chinese Democracy'. Which did seem a bit odd watching Slash play it and the few other songs they played from the Chinese Democracy album throughout the night.

From there, Guns N' Roses took us on a journey through the history of the band playing songs from Appetite For Destruction, Use Your Illusion I and II. Even letting Axl have a break while Duff took over vocals for their cover of The Damned's 'New Rose'.

Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

Although Axl didn't interact with the crowd, this didn't take away from the atmosphere but as a true lead singer, he took the time to introduce his band mates before leaving the stage to do another of his T-Shirt changes. Nine in total throughout the set. Leaving Slash to play an epic guitar solo culminating in an amazingly chilling cover of 'The Godfather Theme', before Axl returned and the band cranked into an epic rendition of 'Sweet Child O' Mine' and 'Used To Love Her' - which had all the crowd singing along.

Once again Slash took centre stage, this time with fellow guitarist Richard Fortus for a instrumental cover of Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here', which was hauntingly beautiful. This gave the road crew time to bring out Axl's grand piano for an eleven minute rendition of 'November Rain'.

The band gave the crowd exactly what they had come for, by finishing the concert with power packed versions of Bob Dylan's 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door', 'Nightrain' (which sent the crowd ballistic), 'Patience', a cover of The Who's 'The Seeker' and closing the night out with the crowd favourite, 'Paradise City'.

With just a simple goodbye and a bow from the band, they left the stage.

Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

Playing a set spanning their entire back catalogue from Lies to Chinese Democracy which ran for 150 minutes with no intervals. Besides for looking a bit older and a bit rounder (who doesn't), it could of easily been Guns N' Roses in their heyday. If there are still tickets available in your city, hurry out and grab one, if you haven't already. You will undoubtably see be one of the best rock shows you will experience this year.

Guns N' Roses setlist:
It's So Easy
Mr Brownstone
Chinese Democracy
Welcome To The Jungle
Double Talking Jive
Live and Let Die (Paul McCartney & Wings cover)
Rocket Queen
You Could Be Mine
New Rose (Damned cover)
This I Love
Civil War
Slash's guitar solo
The Godfather Theme
Sweet Child O' Mine
Used To Love Her
Out Ta Get Me
Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
November Rain
Knockin' On Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan cover)
The Seeker (The Who cover)
Paradise City

Photo credits: Supplied and Farley Ward from Shutterstorm.

Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Australian Tour

Tuesday, 7th February 2017
QSAC Stadium, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketek

Friday, 10th February 2017
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 11th February 2017 — NEW SHOW
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, 14th February 2017
MCG, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketek

Saturday, 18th February 2017
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, 21st February 2017
Perth Domain Stadium, Perth
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Guns N' Roses rock Brisbane

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