Friday, May 18, 2012

VIDEO: Guns ‘N Roses rock Dublin


Guns N’ Roses returned to Dublin Thursday night as part of their newly-launched European tour.

The band’s previous appearance, in 2010, ended poorly following the usual late start by Axl Rose and company which saw the group bottled off stage after only a few songs.

This time out, a smaller crowd endured a 90-minute unnecessary wait for Axl before the band hit the stage at 10:25 pm to play an almost 3-hour show.

NME reports Rose ended set-closer "Paradise City" by thanking the Irish crowd for "not throwing shit" at him. The frontman told the crowd, “Thanks for coming out, thanks for putting up with my lame ass and thanks for not throwing shit.”

Earlier the singer had acknowledged the leg injury he suffered at a party in Russia last weekend, saying: "As you may have heard I had a little accident. I'm learning what I can and can't do. I hope you don't mind me moving less than usual," before quipping "although I'm probably moving a whole lot more than I was the last time I was here."

Despite his comments, Rose showed little sign of the injury on-stage, moving freely as the band dipped into a set that included their greatest hits, a number of cover versions and songs from their 2008 album "Chinese Democracy."

Hometown heroes Thin Lizzy opened the show, and will continue with GNR as they play a series of dates across the UK, wrapping with a two night stand at London's 02 Arena on May 31 and June 1. GNR will then head to Europe for almost six weeks of dates.


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Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
O2 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – May 17, 2012



Guns N’ Roses – Estranged
O2 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – May 17, 2012



Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City
O2 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – May 17, 2012



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