GUNS N' ROSES has just completed the first of two shows at Las Vegas's new T-Mobile Arena. The band's lead singer, Axl Rose, played the concert with a broken bone in his foot, an injury he reportedly sustained last week when he slipped onstage while singing "Mr. Brownstone" at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Rose has since undergone an operation to insert a plate and screws in his foot after fracturing his fifth metatarsal.
Rose wore cast at the Vegas show, and had a special stage setup — similar to the custom throne Dave Grohl used last year after breaking a leg — that allows him to perform. In fact, Axl told the audience that Grohl gave him the use of his throne while he is unable to walk. Rose said before GN'R launched into "Rocket Queen": "I wanna thank Dave Grohl for this; it was very nice of him. I've got nothing to do with this."
As with the Troubadour gig, only Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan from GN'R's "Appetite For Destruction"-era lineup took part in the Las Vegas show. They were joined by keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and drummer Frank Ferrer. Also appearing with them was second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Chinese Democracy
04. Welcome To The Jungle
05. Double Talkin' Jive
07. Live And Let Die (Paul McCartney & WINGS cover)
08. Rocket Queen
09. You Could Be Mine
10. New Rose (THE DAMNED cover)
11. This I Love
13. The Godfather Theme (Slash)
14. Sweet Child O' Mine
16. Civil War
17. Wish You Were Here (Richard Fortus and Slash)
18. Layla (outro)
19. November Rain
20. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (BOB DYLAN cover)
23. Paradise City
The GN'R frontman will apparently have to limit the amount of weight he puts on the front part of his foot for about four weeks.
The band will play two gigs in Mexico City in addition to the Vegas and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival dates, before launching a stadium trek this summer.
GUNS N' ROSES is getting a reported $8 million for its two appearances at Coachella.
Axl Rose sporting Dave Grohl's chair pic.twitter.com/inEjAuXPgc— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) April 9, 2016
Fuckin axl Rose broke his foot he's sitting on a giant throne singing. That's rock and roll https://t.co/rIliXQvTIX— Terence (@soWWMD) April 9, 2016