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November 7, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI, 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. Attitude
12. Prostitute
13. This I Love
14. Civil War
15. Yesterdays
16. Coma
Godfather theme (Slash's solo)
17. Sweet Child O' Mine
18. Wichita Lineman
19. Used To Love Her
20. My Michelle
Wish You Were Here jam
21. November Rain
22. Black Hole Sun
23. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
24. Nightrain
ENCORE:
25. Patience
26. Madagascar
27. Don't Cry
28. The Seeker
29. Paradise City

Date:
November 7, 2017.

Venue:
BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Location:
Milwaukee, WI, 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

Poster:
(Artist: Ulrich Planer)



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Post by Blackstar Sun Jun 11, 2023 3:35 pm

Pre-show article in OnMilwaukee, July 21, 2017:
Guns N' Roses sets BMO Harris Bradley Center show for Nov. 7

By Matt Mueller

The forecast will call for some "November Rain" this fall, as Milwaukee welcomes iconic 1980s/'90s hard rock band Guns N' Roses and its "Not In This Lifetime ... Tour" to the jungle to the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

GNR broke out and into rock 'n' roll royalty almost instantly with its 1987 debut album, "Appetite for Destruction," featuring legendary hits "Welcome to the Jungle," "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Paradise City." In 2012, Rolling Stone named the album the 62nd greatest of all time, ranked between U2's "Achtung Baby" and "Greatest Hits" by Sly and the Family Stone. The hits kept coming for GNR, hitting big with "GN'R Lies" and the combination of "Use of Illusion I and II."

After breakups, multiple new band members, infamous tour stories, the extremely delayed "Chinese Democracy" and eventual induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Guns N' Roses regrouped All Rose with several returning parts from its glory days core – namely Slash and Duff McKagan – for Coachella 2016 and the current "Not In this Lifetime ... Tour," selling out shows across the globe.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show go on sale Friday, July 28, beginning at 10 a.m., but a limited number of presale tickets will be available Thursday, July 27, at noon with the code "COMEBACK." For more information, visit the BMO Harris Bradley Center's website.
https://onmilwaukee.com/articles/guns-n-roses-announcement
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Post by Blackstar Sun Jun 11, 2023 3:48 pm

Review in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 8, 2017:
Guns N' Roses makes up for lost time with 3-hour-plus Milwaukee spectacle

By Piet Levy

If you're a band looking to make amends for years of devastating dysfunction and disappointment, a killer three-hour-and-twenty-minute concert — with no intermission —is a good way to do it.

That's what Guns N' Roses brought to a largely full BMO Harris Bradley Center Tuesday night, for its first Milwaukee-area show since kicking off its infamous "Use Your Illusion" tour at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy in 1991.

Erratic frontman Axl Rose repeatedly delayed concert start times during that run — sometimes by as long as three hours — and addiction brought guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan to the brink of death a couple of years after those shows.

The current, blockbuster "Not In This Lifetime Tour" is the first time the three have played together in two decades.

Tuesday's show wasn't exactly a band-member lovefest; even with the show's massive runtime, only Rose minimally spoke between songs. But it's clear the musicians had great respect for each other — and more importantly, for the fan.

The band's key threesome gave their all, and then some. From sprawling song lengths to constantly flamboyant vocals, Rose rarely knows when to rein it in, and the show's demand at times got the better of him, his voice thin and cracking during parts of "Prostitute," "This I Love" and a cover of Jimmy Webb's "Wichita Lineman."

But Rose's aggressive, unflinching ambition was magnetic, and his vocal prowess frequently matched up Tuesday. "Estranged" was literally a vocal roller coaster, with Rose's voice unexpectedly plummeting from a tantalizing falsetto to a soulful rumble, and the live train whistle that kick-started "Nightrain" was downright docile juxtaposed with Rose's own powerhouse wailing. He complemented the vocal showmanship with ceaseless energy, frequently sprinting across the stage, flinging his mic stand during "Live and Let Die" and matching his primal performance of "Welcome to the Jungle" with a touch of Irish step dancing.

Slash had his own bombastic moves, jumping down every other step on a staircase during "Nightrain," and ferociously stomping his right foot during a dazzling guitar jam on "Double Talkin' Jive," like a puppy getting the perfect scratch. The show's scores of guitar solos included a flashy, note-stuffed homage to Chuck Berry via "Johnny B. Goode," but he also vividly re-imagined his most famous work, teasingly deconstructing the opening notes for "Jungle," and bringing unexpected menace to his soaring riff for "Sweet Child O' Mine."

By comparison, McKagan was practically subtle, but there was ample opportunity for rock-star posturing, including on lead vocals for a playful punk cover of the Misfits' "Attitude." Guitarist Richard Fortus held his own during a nimble back and forth on Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here," and commanded the critical solo for "Rocket Queen," while longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed kicked off Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" with a ragtime interpretation.

When the confetti and smoke cleared after finale "Paradise City," Rose threw his mic into the crowd (sparking a brief, security-interrupted battle between two fans). The towering Slash offered one last surprising feat: a joyous handstand.

Who would have thought the band would have made it this long, that these two, and McKagan, would ever play together again?

And who could have dreamed that the live show would have been this good?

THE TAKEAWAYS

* How awesome was it that a Guns N' Roses concert ended late because of a long show, instead of a delayed start time. McKagan struck the first note at 8:14 p.m., and Rose belted out the last word to "Paradise City" at 11:34 p.m.

* The show was accompanied by brand-fitting, top-notch animation of the Guns N' Roses logo, crows flying over oceans and so on — but the animation of two skeletons in various sexual positions was Spinal Tap-level stupid, without the self-awareness.

* Rose's best band member introduction: "From the farthest, darkest depths and corners of our universe, and then somewhere past that, Slash."

* Coolest fans: The guys and gals in my row who repeatedly apologized and offered to buy me a drink for their many bathroom and bar runs.

* Lamest fan: The guy or gal above us who dumped a whole beer in our section, dousing my jacket, and causing four people to trip on the slippery aisle steps.
https://eu.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/11/08/guns-n-roses-makes-up-lost-time-epic-3-hour-plus-milwaukee-spectacle/838576001/
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Post by Blackstar Sun Jun 11, 2023 4:05 pm

Review in Milwaukee Record, November 8, 2017:
Axl, Slash, and Guns N’ Roses mine their sleaze-rock past at BMO Harris Bradley Center

By Cal Roach

During their original superstar phase in the late ’80s and early ’90s, Guns N’ Roses never played Milwaukee, opting instead for the massive amphitheater of Alpine Valley in 1988 and a two-nighter in ’91. But Tuesday night wasn’t guitar god Slash’s first visit to the Bradley Center. Back in August of 2000, before BMO Harris wedged itself into the name of the venue, Slash’s Snakepit rolled into town as the support act for AC/DC’s Stiff Upper Lip tour. Slash was a commanding presence onstage as always, but any of his fans who showed up early enough to catch that opening set were hoping deep down to hear some GN’R tunes. A few years later, he found his way back into the mainstream via the Scott Weiland-fronted supergroup Velvet Revolver, but the idea of Slash being relegated to playing clubs and short guitar solos inside Stone Temple Pilots covers never sat well. No one ever embodied stadium-size rock any better than Slash.

Meanwhile, following Slash’s departure from GN’R in 1996, Axl Rose soldiered on with the band’s naming rights, cycling through guitarists while the promised follow-up to 1991’s Use Your Illusion albums became one of rock’s most mythical punchlines. By the time Chinese Democracy finally arrived in 2008, nobody gave a shit about GN’R anymore. Rose persisted in denying the possibility of a reunion with the classic lineup for a few more years, but clearly there was only one route to notoriety available to him. The Not In This Lifetime… Tour isn’t a full-on reunion; long-suffering guitarist Richard Fortus has played second fiddle to the likes of Buckethead, Bumblefoot, and DJ Ashba in GN’R since 2002, remaining in the slot previously filled by Izzy Stradlin, for the time being at least. Drummer Frank Ferrer also retains his seat, although the band did invite classic-era drummer Steven Adler onstage as a guest at a handful of 2016 dates. Begun in April of last year, the tour stands currently as the fifth-highest-grossing tour of all time.

Call it an inevitable cash-grab if you will; most fans have been clamoring for this and only this ever since the ’90s. The Bradley Center wasn’t exactly stuffed to the rafters for this Tuesday-nighter, though, suggesting that perhaps the buzz is running out despite pervasive rave reviews. Could Axl still hit the high notes? It’s a more subjective question than it seems; quite frequently he sounded like he was holding back in order to preserve what’s left of his vocal cords for key moments. He would often disappear from the stage during instrumental jam sections, presumably to guzzle tea or perform some other voice-preservation ritual. Yes, he could usually reach the necessary heights, but most of the richness and clarity of his heyday is long gone from his singing, similarly to AC/DC’s Brian Johnson. Both men are essentially caricatures of their former glory, but you have to respect them for risking a complete loss of voice in service of their beloved tunes.

Did it even matter what condition Rose’s voice was in? Not really. He remains an energetic frontman, if understandably less confrontational at age 55 than he was in his 20s and 30s. There was very little banter other than the occasional platitude and brief shout-out to his bandmates. The show was destined to boil down to whether or not Slash still had the chops that made him famous. Undeniably, he did. Time after time he wowed us with his inimitable mixture of technical precision and intuitive melodic sensibility. Witnessing this man wail away into oblivion is one of rock’s purest pleasures, especially in the context of the classics he helped create in the first place. Truth be told, we could’ve handled a couple more standalone epic Slash solos in lieu of the smattering of Chinese Democracy tracks.

Capping a barrage of fast, upbeat favorites to start the show, the band threw itself into an extended intro to “Double Talkin’ Jive,” which culminated in a Slash guitar solo fiery and flashy enough to justify whatever ticket price one may have paid to see it. Throughout the night, there would be scripted but loose musical departures with the single goal in mind of showing off the dude in the top hat whose eyes we never see. While he doled out his iconic leads in hits like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “November Rain” note for note, the most riveting passages of the show were his more spontaneous creations. Although the slow middle section of “Estranged” was a bit clunky, the climax was phenomenal, giving Fortus a chance to show off his prowess as well. He and Slash traded leads often throughout the night, collaborating on an interesting instrumental rendition of Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” which led to an awkward transition into the coda of “Layla” for some reason.

The band wasn’t at all shy about playing covers throughout the show’s three hours and fifteen minutes—most head-scratchingly, “Wichita Lineman,” in tribute to the recently deceased Glen Campbell, who made the Jimmy Webb tune famous. It actually wasn’t bad. Perhaps most moving was a late-set rendition of “Black Hole Sun,” very faithful to Soundgarden’s original and oozing with emotion. Bassist Duff McKagan had his moment in the spotlight with a blazing take on the Misfits’ “Attitude,” but it was a shame that none of his originals from the classic GN’R canon made it into the setlist.

Also absent were the group’s most controversial songs. The profane juvenilia of “Get In The Ring” hasn’t exactly held up well, and the detestable “One In A Million” would be enough to end the career of any modern band, and justifiably so.

Or would it? Rose has gotten away with casual misogyny throughout his career, and the band’s catalog is riddled with politically incorrect moments. For the sake of expensive nostalgia, it’s as if GN’R has essentially been grandfathered into acceptability—but has the Trump era emboldened the next generation of sleaze-rock? Is anyone reading this an expert on today’s premier mainstream bands? Are they keeping the commercial airwaves PC? We’re too busy to do that kind of research, but it’s a safe bet that even if there’s another budding clique of longhaired party animals on the verge of breaking through, they don’t have a Slash to justify their existence.
https://milwaukeerecord.com/music/axl-slash-guns-n-roses-sleaze-rock-bradley-center/
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