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Post by Soulmonster Wed May 01, 2019 6:25 pm


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September 6, 2017
Sun Bowl, El Paso, TX, USA
Setlist:
01. It's So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Chinese Democracy
04. Welcome to the Jungle
05. Double Talkin' Jive
06. Better
07. Estranged
08. Live and Let Die
09. Rocket Queen
10. You Could Be Mine
11. New Rose
12. This I Love
13. Civil War
14. Yesterdays
15. Coma
Godfather theme (Slash's solo)
16. Sweet Child O' Mine
17. Wichita Lineman
18. Used To Love Her
19. My Michelle
Wish You Were Here jam
20. November Rain
21. Black Hole Sun
22. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
23. Nightrain
ENCORE:
24. Don't Cry
25. Patience
26. The Seeker
27. Paradise City

Date:
September 6, 2017.

Venue:
Sun Bowl.

Location:
El Paso, TX, USA.

Line-up:
Axl Rose: Vocals and piano
Slash: Lead and rhythm guitar, and backing vocals
Richard Fortus: Rhythm and lead guitar, and backing vocals
Duff Mckagan: Bass and backing vocals
Dizzy Reed: Piano and backing vocals
Frank Ferrer: Drums
Melissa Reese: Keyboard and backing vocals

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Post by Blackstar Fri Jun 09, 2023 4:28 am

Pre-show article in El Paso Times, Sept. 5, 2017:
Before you go, check out this behind-the-scenes look at the Guns N' Roses show in El Paso

By Dave Acosta

The "Sun City" will become "Paradise City" as reunited rockers Guns N' Roses take over Sun Bowl Stadium on Wednesday.

Concert organizers on Tuesday gave a media preview and behind-the-scenes look at the massive staging and production of the "Not In this Lifetime" tour stop at the stadium on the University of Texas at El Paso campus.

The "Sun City" will become "Paradise City" as reunited rockers Guns N' Roses take over Sun Bowl Stadium on Wednesday.

Concert organizers on Tuesday gave a media preview and behind-the-scenes look at the massive staging and production of the "Not In this Lifetime" tour stop at the stadium on the University of Texas at El Paso campus.

Live Nation Touring production manager Ron Chamberlain said fans can expect a three hour-plus show from Guns N' Roses, plus an hour from openers ZZ Top.

Crews began setting up the massive stage two days ago, according to Chamberlain. About 150 local stagehands were hired to help the touring crew of 100 unload and set up 15 trucks worth of equipment.

The huge stage includes three massive video screens at the center, left and right of the stage.

Chamberlain said the production brings about 500 jobs, including security and catering, over four days.

"It's a multi-million dollar production," Chamberlain said, "There's fireworks, there's pyro, there's flames. It's the whole thing."

Members of the band's classic lineup, which released three classic albums, "Appetite for Destruction" and "Use Your Illusion I and II," reunited with singer Axl Rose in 2016 for a string of festival and tour dates. Guitarist Slash and bass guitarist Duff McKagen re-joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group for the first time in more than almost 20 years.

The tour resumed in 2017, with Wednesday's Sun Bowl stop being the first time the group has performed in the El Paso area since it played at New Mexico State University's Aggie Memorial Stadium in 1992.

The tour will continue on to San Antonio on Friday before heading to South America later this month.

The band on Tuesday via Twitter said they were "Headed for Texas... El Paso up first..."

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to organizers. In the past, Guns N' Roses have been notoriously late for shows. Not the case on its current tour, says Chamberlain.

"They have been textbook on time," Chamberlain said. "They want to play the whole time and because every city (or venue) has a curfew law, they are aware of the curfew and we back up (on-stage time) from there."

ZZ Top will take the stage at about 7 p.m., with Guns N' Roses scheduled to be on stage at 8:30.

Tickets for Wednesday's concert are still available at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.
https://eu.elpasotimes.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/09/05/before-you-go-check-out-behind-the-scenes-look-guns-n-roses-show-el-paso/633550001/
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Video report by El Paso Times containing interview with Ron Chamberlain of Live Nation:

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Post by Blackstar Fri Jun 09, 2023 4:45 am

Review in El Paso Times, Sept. 7, 2017:
Guns N' Roses sounded like well-oiled machine at Sun Bowl Stadium: Review

By Dave Acosta

Before Guns N' Roses took the stage at a packed Sun Bowl Stadium on a cool Wednesday night, an animated video of an old hot rod emblazoned with the "GnR" logo rumbled on three giant video screens.

But when the reunited trio of singer Axl Rose, guitarist Slash, bass guitarist Duff McKagan began playing with the rest of the band, they turned up the heat and sounded more like a well-oiled race car.

The band blasted through two songs, "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone," from its 1987 debut, "Appetite for Destruction," after which front man Rose called the nearly sold-out stadium "boisterous."

From there, fans who paid anywhere from $35 to $250 for a ticket got their money's worth — and then some — as the band performed more than 30 songs — and more than a couple of covers — in just over three hours.

With Rose looking much trimmer than he did just a few years ago, and with the rest of the band in tip-top shape, Guns N' Roses was still chugging away at full speed more than an hour into the show.

By then, fans had already heard rousing renditions of "Welcome to the Jungle," "Estranged," "Live and Let Die" (the first of many covers), "Rocket Queen" and "You Could Be Mine."

The band's current drummer, Frank "Thunderchucker" Ferrer, is nothing short of a beast behind the trap set. Without a doubt, his heavy hand and steady beat is the pacemaker for the 50-plus-year-old hearts of the group's core members.

After the first hour, throughout which the majority of the fans stayed on their feet, Slash proved why he is one of the best guitarists to ever strap on a Les Paul.

Slash's guitar solo led into the radio-favorite and still timely, "Civil War" — and into hour two.

Stretching out its time on stage, the band took on an instrumental cover of Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," a not-so-good version of Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun," (in tribute to the recently departed Chris Cornell), and the coda to Derek and the Dominoes "Layla," with Slash doing his best Eric Clapton impersonation.

Fans were still cheering the band during hour two, with hits like "November Rain" and "Sweet Child O' Mine" getting the biggest, loudest roars and singalongs.

As the band rounded the two-and-a-half-hour mark, Axl growled through "Night Train," sounding just as fearsome as he had 30 years ago on its debut. While he may not be able to slink around the stage like he did then, he still ran from end to end of the 100-foot wide stage and rarely sounded winded.

Nearing three hours, the band left the stage, feigning the end of the concert before returning to perform "Don't Cry," "Patience," yet another cover of The Who's "The Seeker" and closer "Paradise City."

While the plethora of covers may have dragged the concert out a bit, it's easy to see that the Gunners were eager to give fans their money's worth. Now that the reunited iteration of this group has been on the road for nearly two years, it's clear that they are all about the music, rather than the spectacle.

While GnR were notoriously late for shows in its '90s heyday, the band took the stage promptly, 30 minutes after openers ZZ Top warmed the crowd up with its Texas boogie.

With the band looking and sounding like a tight-knit group again, "It's So Easy" to see why it decided to stretch the tour into its second year and the concerts to just over three hours.
https://eu.elpasotimes.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/09/07/review-guns-n-roses-sound-like-well-oiled-machine-sun-bowl-stadium/640789001/
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