Monday, October 3, 2011

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses close out Rock In Rio 4

Guns N’ Roses headlined the closing night of Rock in Rio 4 on Sunday evening.

Hitting the stage at about 2:45 a.m. local time Monday in the pouring rain, GNR opened with “Chinese Democracy” before Axl Rose spoke to the huge crowd.

“Good evening…good morning,”
began Axl. “Please bear with us and give us a little second here to figure out what to do about not falling on our asses,” he said, as workers swept piles of water off the front of the stage. “I’m gonna try to focus on singing instead of running around like an idiot. I’m better at being an idiot. We want everybody to be careful.”

GNR then launched into “Welcome To The Jungle,” and the crowd went nuts.

The Rio fest was being streamed online so fans around the world could tune in to check out the action.

Following their Rio performance, GNR will play nine (9) shows across South and Latin America before launching a 30-date US tour on October 28 in Orlando, Florida.

This past week, GNR were also named among the 15 finalists considered for induction into the 2012 edition of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The band was nominated in its first year of eligibility, which happens 25 years after an artist’s debut recording is released.

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Guns N’ Roses – Chinese Democracy / Welcome To The Jungle
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Guns N’ Roses – Mr. Brownstone
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Guns N’ Roses – It’s So Easy
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Guns N’ Roses – Live & Let Die / Rocket Queen
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