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1993.04.10 - Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, USA

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Post by Soulmonster on Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:37 am

Date:
April 10, 1993.

Venue:
Omaha Civic Auditorium.

Location:
Omaha, NE, USA.

Setlist:
XX: It's So Easy
XX: Mr. Brownstone
XX: Live and Let Die
XX: Attitude
XX: The Garden
XX: Welcome to the Jungle
XX: Coma
XX: Yesterdays
XX: Double Talkin' Jive
XX: You Ain't the First
XX: You're Crazy
XX: Used to Love Her
XX: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
XX: Patience
XX: November Rain
XX: You Could Be Mine
XX: Sweet Child O'Mine
XX: Paradise City
[Unknown order]

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

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Post by Blackstar on Sat May 18, 2019 9:27 am

Preview in The Lincoln Journal Star, April 4, 1993:

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Hard rock band to play 1st Nebraska concert

BY JOURNAL WRITERS
and News Services

Guns N’ Roses, the most popular and controversial hard rock band of the last five years, will present its first Nebraska performance Saturday night at Omaha’s Civic Auditorium.

The 8:30 p.m. show is sold out. Initially a second show was planned for the 11,000-seat hall. But that concert was dropped. Former Queen guitarist Brian May has been opening shows on the Guns N’ Roses current tour.

The new show is not as complex as earlier tours that followed the two “Use Your Illusion” albums.

The “Guns N’ Bones” tour, as it is being called, is without the two backup singers, three horns and additional keyboardist that had made the band nearly as big as Chicago.

“After doing that for a year and half, the band was going, ‘Let’s be a rock band again.’ We stripped everything down. We got rid of the whole background section. The set is like a club stage; there’s just one level and a back line,” said guitarist Gilby Clarke, who joined the band in December 1991. “And it’s cool. It’s just down to us. And we’re playing songs that we’ve never, ever played before — a lot of songs off the ‘Lies’ record and stuff off the ‘Illusion’ albums that we’ve never played. It’s kind of like a harder, faster tour.”
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Post by Blackstar on Sat May 18, 2019 9:30 am

Review in The Lincoln Journal Star, April 12, 1993:

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Guns N’ Roses delivers no-frills rock

Band avoids past outrageous behavior, gives superb performance

BY L. KENT WOLGAMOTT
Journal Reviewer

OMAHA - Forget all the previous extraneous, outrageous behavior on stage and off. It now seems that Guns N’ Roses is content with demonstrating to the world that it is the best at what it does.

While the band didn’t appear to be thrilled when it hit the Civic Auditorium stage Saturday night, it soon warmed to the task at hand and delivered a dynamic 2-1/4 hours of rock in a stripped-down, no-flourishes setting that put the emphasis on the music.

Like the Rolling Stones, one of its obvious influences, Guns N’ Roses is a distinctly two-man show in live performance as singer Axel Rose commands the audience's attention, then sprints to the back of the stage while Slash takes a solo on his Les Paul.

When singing, Rose covers the stage with catlike grace, slinking and dashing about. And when he throws his head back, his high, scratchy wail establishes him as the most distinctive rock screamer since Robert Plant.

Slash is not a flashy guitarist in the modern rock-hero mode. Rather, his smooth, fluid style harks back to the early '70s, an element that allows Guns N’ Roses to connect with a wider age range of fans.

That was the formula for nearly all 20 of the songs the band roared through in its first Nebraska appearance before a packed house. The song selection revealed plenty about the group, which exploded onto the pop scene in 1988 and has been among the most popular rock groups since.

The concert and band were clearly heavily dependent on songs from the group’s 1987 debut album, “Appetite for Destruction.”

Those hits — “Welcome to the Jungle," the set-closing “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and the stroboscopic encore, “Paradise City” — received much greater response than anything from the double “Use Your Illusion” set, with the exception of Rose’s piano ballad “November Rain.”

That is by and large because they are far stronger songs than the band’s later material — although many of the better “Use Your Illusion” songs were written by ex-Gunner Izzy Stradlin and not surprisingly were absent from the concert’s set list.

The superbly paced and performed concert was highlighted by a five-song acoustic set midway through the show. Lest one think that Guns N’ Roses is hopping on the “unplugged” bandwagon, its EP “G N’R Lies,” which featured three of the five acoustic tunes, was released at least two years before acoustic became the thing to do.

There was little to report on the scandalous front from Saturday’s show. In most ways, it was just another rock concert.

True, girls in the crowd lifted their shirts to flash the in-house video camera during the stage change, providing more excitement in the crowd than did the lame opening Blind Melon in its 50-minute set. But that is standard procedure at Guns N’ Roses shows and likely came as a shock to no one in the hall.

The concert did, however, provide further evidence that general admission concerts have outlived their usefulness.

Although promoters limited the number of people on the auditorium floor, anxious kids nonetheless rushed to the barrier in front of the stage 30 minutes before Blind Melon took the stage.
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