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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:57 am

Date:
August 31, 1991.

Venue:
Wembley.

Location:
London, England.

Setlist:
01. Perfect Crime
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Bad Obsession
04. Welcome to the Jungle
05. Live and Let Die
06. Dust N' Bones
07. Double Talkin' Jive
08. Civil War
09. Patience
10. You Could Be Mine
11. November Rain
12. Nightrain
13. Sweet Child O'Mine
14. 14 Years
15. My Michelle
16. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
17. Estranged
18. 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:
The last show with Izzy as a band member. He would return to play occasional shows later, stepping in for Gilby or joining future lineups.

Quotes:
Izzy didn't walk away and force the cancellation of the Wembley show. He stayed and played one last gig to draw the curtains on this leg of the tour - the last show before the release of the albums we were ostensibly touring. Axl arrived on time. We played spectacularly well, as fierce and inspired and together as ever before. If not for the additional people and gear onstage, it could have been mistaken for one of our club shows [Duff's autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 194]
Izzy's final show was before seventy-two thousand people at Wembley Stadium, in London, a venue we sold out faster than any artist in history. But it's more worth mentioning that as far as I remember, after Izzy informed us that he was leaving, not one of the remaining European shows started late [Slash's autobiography, "Slash", 2007, p. 344-345]

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Post by Soulmonster on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:56 pm

I remember watching parts of this show broadcasted live on MTV Music Awards. Good times.
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Post by puddledumpling on Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:24 pm

21 years later. Dang.
I wish I could see some footage of this show on this night.
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Post by Soulmonster on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:22 pm

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Post by Soulmonster on Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:23 pm

Just skip forward on the Youtube video and you will come to 'Live And Let Die' which was broadcasted.
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Post by Soulmonster on Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:41 pm

25 years ago yesterday Sad
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Post by Blackstar on Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:50 pm

From The Guardian, September 2, 1991

1991.08.31 - Wembley, London, England B7Rm9sqc_o

Out of kilter

Adam Sweeting on Guns Ν’ Roses

SO FINALLY they came, we saw, and we left, not much the wiser. When Guns Ν' Roses released Appetite For Destruction in 1987, its rough-hewn hard rock and violent, hedonistic lyrics set them apart from the airbrushed, vacuum-tacked, poet-MTV pop which dominated the industry.

Nine million copies later, the group have yet to substantiate their vast and noisy reputation. Their only release in the last four years was a compilation effort called G Ν’ R Lies in 1988. Two double albums, Use Your Illusion Parts I and Π, are due out in a couple of weeks, after months of teasing with on-again off-again release dates.

You suspect they’ve turned into all the things they appeared to be against. They use riots, fights and controversy in-stead of Pepsi commercials and big-production videos, but the end result is the same— stadium rock and a billion-dollar income.

The Wembley sound was characteristically atrocious and, as usual, you watched most of it on giant TV screens. However, it was clear that G Ν’ R play a conservative and rather clumsy brand of hard rock, including a noisy Live And Let Die and an interminably leaden version of Knockin' On Heaven’s Door, and also that there are several ballads among the new material.

Singer Axl Rose stopped sprinting around the stage for a few minutes to sit at the piano, plonking out “sensitive" minor chords and singing stuff about everybody needing somebody. Whoa yeah.

Axl looked a lot better when he swapped his tartan kilt for some cheeky white shorts, and in a show which disappointed with its lack of spectacle, Rose’s finest moment was when he swaggered out of the wings in a stars-and-stripes jacket and white stetson, shrieking “I don’t need your Civil War". Man of the match was guitarist Slash, who consistently stood out with his powerful, melodic soloing.

But after 30 years of rock 'n' roll, you might reasonably hope for something more highly evolved than this squad of hair-and-barechest cartoons.
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