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1987.09.29 - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany

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1987.09.29 - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:26 am

Date:
September 29, 1987.

Venue:
Markthalle.

Location:
Hamburg, West Germany.

Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
02. Move to the City
03. Out Ta Get Me
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Rocket Queen
06. Sweet Child O'Mine
07. Welcome to the Jungle
08. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
09. Paradise City
10. You're Crazy
11. Mama Kin

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass) and Steven Adler (drums).

Notes:
Guns N' Roses' first concert in Germany and the fourth concert in Europe after the three dates in London earlier this year. This was the start of their European tour as headliners.

Quotes:
Slash: It was our first headlining tour; it began in Germany, at the Markthalle in Hamburg on September 29, 1987. It was great to headline, but we had a few issues. Faster Pussycat was one of those bands we hated from L.A.; they were exactly the kind of people we tried to avoid. The tour was also a bit of a culture shock: Hamburg still felt like it was a post-World War II casualty - the place had a pretty narrow viewpoint. It was dark, industrial, sort of sour city that seemed, as a whole, as if they'd rather not have us there if they could help it. That kind of environment always inspired us to show our true colors more than usual, which didn't go over well. Every time we'd walk into a restaurant, every head cranked around and the room got quieter. And when it did, we were all the more determined to order a bunch of drinks and smoke and carry on more than we ever would have in the first place. [...] The next night we did the gig, the first one of our headlining tour, and it's good that it didn't set a precedent. The venue was on the water; it was this really industrial, dark room with benches and long tables on the sides. Everything in there was painted black - it was the blackest club I've ever seen and it just reeked of stale beer [...]. The audience was without doubt the most lackluster crowd we had ever played to in our lives; as I recall, they were as cold and miserable as the weather. I remember that before we went on and the second we got off, the club played nothing but Metallica, nonstop. It was obvious that any American band, or any band at all, that didn't sound like Metallica wasn't going to go over. And I was right. We got through the show and the only thought going around in my mind when we finished was I would fucking hate to have to do this again tomorrow [Slash's autobiography, p 205-206].

Next concert: 1987.09.30.
Previous concert: 1987.09.17.
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