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1991.05.24 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, USA

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1991.05.24 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:32 am

Date:
May 24, 1991.

Venue:
Alpine Valley Music Theatre.

Location:
East Troy, USA.

Setlist:
01. Right Next Door to Hell
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Bad Obsession
04. Dust N' Bones
05. Double Talkin' Jive
06. Civil War
07. Pretty Tied Up
08. Patience
09. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
10. Live and Let Die
11. Estranged
12. Welcome to the Jungle
13. You Ain't the First
14. Sweet Child O'Mine
15. Paradise City

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass), Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Matt Sorum (drums).

Notes:
First date on the Use Your Illusion tour.

Quotes:
At Alpine Valley Amphitheatre in Wisconsin, my sense of anticipation for the first gig of the tour was overwhelming. Our intro music came on: the theme song from The Godfather. The crowd roared. 'Here we go.' My game face came on. I felt we represented something, something primal and animalistic. I felt that fire and anger - I was ready to kick someone in the head. All the background noise of life began to recede. We rushed the stage and I played the first few bass notes for 'It's So Easy.' Total fucking bedlam. Tens of thousands of people absolutely losing their shit. I could see the first few rows of people. I could see how far back the masses of bodies went. Everyone was on their feet and the roar was almost louder than the band [Duff's autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 183]
Next concert: 1991.05.25.
Previous concert: 1991.05.16.
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Re: 1991.05.24 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Tue May 06, 2014 6:40 am

Article about the coming show in The Milwaukee Journal, May 19, 1991:



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Re: 1991.05.24 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:34 pm

First shows on "Use Your Illusion" tour

Tribune critic Greg Kot caught the opening night of the band's two concert stop in southern Wisconsin, which attracted some 40,000 fans. The band's original drummer, Stephen Adler, was replaced with Matt Sorum and Dizzy Reed was added on keyboards. Also, lead singer Axl Rose's left leg was in a cast due to a torn ligament suffered during a show in New York. Here's an excerpt of Kot's review from the May 26, 1991, Tribune:

Throughout the show, the Gunners evoked a host of '60s and '70s rockers —(Paul) McCartney, (Bob) Dylan, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith.

This is the "classic rock" foundation on which Guns N' Roses constructs its music. Melodies build until they're ready to burst from tension, which is invariably released by Slash's long, "guitar hero" solos. Then, as in "Patience," "Dust and Bones" and "Sweet Child O' Mine," the band joins in for a big, anthemic finish.

There's nothing particularly innovative about this approach. In fact, the bands that Rose advertised on his cap and T-shirt-rappers N.W.A. and industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails are, stylistically at least, far more daring.

But even if the Gunners are "old-school," they're also a rock 'n' roll juggernaut. They invest proven formulas with fresh passion and sensuality.

When Rose sways from the hips and rocks his shoulders, he embodies those emotions. And his voice, a develish rasp prone to startling leaps into falsetto, is this band's wickedest instrument.

At show's end, his injured foot throbbing, Rose was grimacing but triumphant.

"It has blisters and it hurts like hell," he said backstage, "but we're still rockin'."
Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-guns-n-roses-chicago-htmlstory.html
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