The Pulse of Radio reports: A GUNS N' ROSES concert at the Air Canada Center in Toronto was delayed for over two hours on Thursday night (January 28), according to Spinner.com. It was around 11:30 p.m.when the lights went down and singer Axl Rose came onstage . . . in a wheelchair. Rose told the audience, "Sorry abut the time delay. I got carried away jumping off shit last night." But before the shock could settle in, Rose leaped out of the wheelchair and the band launched into the track "Chinese Democracy".
Because the concert had to end by 2:00 a.m., several songs had to be dropped from that night's set list, including "Patience".
Rose also dedicated the song "Catcher In The Rye", from 2008's "Chinese Democracy", to reclusive author J.D. Salinger, who died last week at the age of 91 and who wrote the classic novel of the same name.
GUNS N' ROSES setlist for January 28, 2010 concert in Toronto:
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle
03. It's So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
07. Richard Fortus Guitar Solo [James Bond Theme]
08. Live And Let Die
09. If The World
10. Dizzy Reed Piano Solo
11. Street Of Dreams
12. Rocket Queen
13. Catcher In The Rye
14. DJ Ashba Guitar Solo [The Ballad Of Death]
15. Sweet Child O' Mine
16. Axl Rose Piano Solo [Someone Saved My Life Tonight]
17. November Rain
18. Bumblefoot Guitar Solo [Pink Panther Theme]
19. You Could Be Mine
20. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
22. Shackler's Revenge
24. This I Love
25. Paradise City
Rose has been known for coming onstage late since the original GUNS' 1991 "Use Your Illusion" tours, on which he would often keep audiences waiting anywhere from 90 minutes to two and a half hours.
His absences sparked riots at two previous shows in Canada — in Montreal in 1992 and Vancouver 10 years later.
GUNS N' ROSES is currently in the midst of a Canadian tour in support of "Chinese Democracy", but the band has yet to announce U.S. dates.
A rep for the band denied recent reports that Rose wanted fans wearing Slash T-shirts or top hats banned from venues on the trek.