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1988.07.17 - Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates, USA

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Post by Soulmonster on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:42 pm

Date:
July 17, 1988.

Venue:
Poplar Creek.

Location:
Hoffman Estates, USA.

Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Out Ta Get Me
04. Rocket Queen
05. Welcome to the Jungle
06. Sweet Child O'Mine
07. Knockin' On Heaven's Door

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

Notes:
First show on the tour with Aerosmith.

Quotes:
The First night of the Aerosmith tour was tumultuous: it started in Illinois, and while the rest of us showed up early enough to watch them sound-check, Axl was missing in action until half an hour before show-time. I remember Steven Tyler coming up to me and saying, "Hey...so where's your singer?" It's become a recurring punch line; it's his standard greeting whenever he sees me. Axl showed up the very last minute, which obviously caused tension to be high all around, but we played well enough to make up for it [Slash's autobiography, "Slash", 2007, p. 233]
1988.07.17 - Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates, USA Rightarrow Next concert: 1988.07.19.
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Post by Soulmonster on Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:26 am

Second performance in Chicago area

Opening for Aerosmith, Rose thanks the crowd, as heard in an audio recording from this show posted to YouTube for making the band "double platinum last week." He's referring to the album "Appetite for Destruction," which the band released in 1987. "This next song we'll dedicate to the people who have helped us out by spreading (expletive) lies and rumors about us all the time. I think I've died about 12 times in the last two months. That's OK," Rose says at the end of "Mr. Brownstone."
Source: http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-guns-n-roses-chicago-htmlstory.html
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