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2011.12.17 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada

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2011.12.17 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada

Post by Soulmonster on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:55 pm

Date:
December 17.

Venue:
Pacific Coliseum.

Location:
Vancouver, Canada.

Setlist:
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome to the Jungle
03. It's So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
05. Sorry
06. Shackler's Revenge
07. Estranged
08. Rocket Queen
(Richard Fortus solo)
09. Live and Let Die
10. This I Love
11. Riff Raff
12. Motivation
(Dizzy Reed solo)
13. Street of Dreams
14. You Could Be Mine [With Duff McKagan]
(Dj Ashba solo)
15. Sweet Child O' Mine
(Jam)
16. November Rain
(Bumblefoot solo)
17. Don't Cry
18. Whole Lotta Rosie
19. Civil War [With Duff McKagan]
20. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
21. Nightrain
ENCORE
22. Madagascar
23. Better
24. Patience
25. Paradise City

Notes:
Loaded opened the show and Duff McKagan joined the band to play 'You Could Be Mine' and 'Civil War'. Axl apologised the crowd about the previous riot (in 2002) and thanked for not tearing the place down this night: "On behalf of the city I'd like to thank you for not tearing the place up. [...] I apologize for my part in any past affairs." Axl also kicked an unruly guy out, "That's the first person I've had thrown out for 100 shows," he grinned. "Like the good old days." The setlist was repeated from the night before. 'Riff Raff' has now been played more times than 'If The World' (29 vs 28 times).

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Richard Fortus (rhythm guitarist), Bumblefoot (lead guitarist), Dj Asbha (lead guitarist), Tommy Stinson (bass) and Frank Ferrer (drums), Dizzy Reed (keybards), Chris Pitman (synth).

Next concert: 2011.12.21.
Previous concert: 2011.12.16.


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Re: 2011.12.17 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:10 pm

DuffMcKagan Thanks @axlrose. My friend..... A really great couple o nights. Thank you Seattle and Vancouver. And.....good fuckin night! 12 minutes ago · reply · retweet · favorite
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Re: 2011.12.17 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:22 pm

Review from CTV News:

For a man with the reputation of being the most belligerent rock star of his, or possibly any, generation, Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose certainly seemed in a charitable mood.

"On behalf of the city I'd like to thank you for not tearing the place up," he said smiling at the very end of a marathon three-hour concert at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver last night. "I apologize for my part in any past affairs."

Rose was referring to the last time his band was due to play in the city, an evening in November 2002 that resulted in an allegedly delayed flight, a cancelled performance and another chapter in Vancouver's less than glorious history of riots.

Of course, for all but the most hardcore Axl Rose enthusiasts, the band on display last night wasn't really Guns N' Roses.

Guns N' Roses, for anyone who actually remembers the 1980s, will always be Axl, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler. Rock fans respect authenticity, which is why a band once unquestionably the biggest rock act on Earth was playing to a three-quarters full Pacific Coliseum while Jay-Z and Kanye West were hosting the first of two shows in the NHL arena across town. And while the line-up on display last night certainly possessed the technical proficiency of their predecessors, and clearly threw themselves into the ethos of larger than life performance, the sensation that this was an Axl Rose-fronted GnR cover band never vanished completely.

That's not to say that there weren't plenty of highlights throughout a concert that made up for in duration what it lacked in subtlety. An early trifecta of Appetite For Destruction classics – "Welcome To The Jungle," "It's So Easy" and "Mr Brownstone" – rightfully charged the crowd out of their seats. Equally thrilling was the introduction of support act front man and original bassist Duff McKagan for banging renditions of "You Could Be Mine" and the always brilliant "Civil War." Was this a major step towards bringing back together the classic GnR line up, still the holy grail of band reunions? Only time will tell.

Despite the determined efforts of his hired hands, the night was always about the performance and behaviour of Axl Rose. And for a rock star whose reputation for primadonnery is second to none, with the exception of the late start and one stoppage to eject an unruly fan ("That's the first person I've had thrown out for 100 shows," he grinned. "Like the good old days."), the Axl on stage last night couldn't be faulted for either his enthusiasm for the fight or the generosity he showed to his bandmates. If anything, his willingness to share the spotlight, literally leaving the stage during almost every song, was responsible for the many moments where time itself seemed to slow to a crawl.

The crowd certainly didn't need lengthy rocked out covers of the James Bond and Pink Panther themes, bassist Tommy Stinson's solo track "Motivation" or Dizzy Reed's piano interpretation of "Baba O'Reilly," an utterly bizarre interlude seemingly unaware of its resemblance to Nigel Tufnell's magnum opus, "Lick My Love Pump."

As the clock ticked towards 2 a.m. after three hours full of highs from the band's epic back catalogue, and more than a few lows of endless guitar noodles, the crowd was divided equally between those cheering their hearts out and those battered into semi-conscious submission by the test of endurance.

The difference between the two groups was a willingness to suspend their disbelief and live in the glorious past, evident in a grand finale of "Patience" and "Paradise City."

In a new millennium where rock stars like Bono and Dave Grohl are personable and cuddly, even the gently mellowing Axl Rose still cuts a ridiculous figure of aloofness and self-enforced petulance. But as Adam Ant wisely pointed out, ridicule is nothing to be scared of. There are plenty more chapters to come in the Axl Rose/Guns N' Roses story. Apology accepted.
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Re: 2011.12.17 - Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:30 pm

axlrose And so it went ... the ghost of no-shows past gets tossed out on his ass.... 7 hours ago · reply · retweet · favorite



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