UPDATE: Guns N' Roses released official concert footage of their Troubadour reunion. Check out the video at the bottom of the post.
Guns N' Roses' "classic" lineup reunited Friday night at Los Angeles' Troubadour, an intimate gig that marked the first time Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have performed together onstage since their infamous Buenos Aires gig on July 17th, 1993.
Although cameras and video – including cell phones – were banned from the Troubadour concert, some of the lucky fans in attendance managed to post photos and video of the reunited group on social media. Check out a highlight reel of the band's return above (via Loudwire). Below are some of the first photos of Axl and Slash, together again, a sight most GNR fans believed they would never witness again:
Rose, Slash and McKagan were joined onstage by longtime keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer and new keyboardist Melissa Reese, GNR's first female band member. The first songs the reunited GNR performed together were "It's So Easy" and "Mr. Brownstone."
Hours after the Troubadour gig was announced, Guns N' Roses formally announced their Not in This Lifetime tour, a 20-date stadium trek that kicks off June 23rd at Detroit's Ford Field and wraps August 22nd at San Diego's Qualcomm Park. Before hitting the road this summer, GNR have six more April gigs, including a pair of Las Vegas and Mexico City concerts in preparation of their biggest shows: Saturday night headlining slots at both Coachella weekends, April 16th and April 23rd.
Guns N' Roses Troubadour Set List
1. "It's So Easy"
2. "Mr. Brownstone"
3. "Chinese Democracy"
4. "Welcome to the Jungle"
5. "Double Talkin' Jive"
6. "Live and Let Die" (Wings cover)
7. "Rocket Queen"
8. "You Could Be Mine"
9. "Speak Softly Love" (Andy Williams cover)
10. "Sweet Child O' Mine"
11. "New Rose" (The Damned cover)
13. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
14. "My Michelle"
16. "The Seeker" (The Who cover)
17. "Paradise City"
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