Sunday, June 3, 2018

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses debut Velvet Revolver classic at 2018 tour opener in Berlin

Guns N’ Roses delivered the live debut of the 2004 Velvet Revolver classic, “Slither”, during the opening night of their European tour in Berlin, Germany on June 3, and video from the event is streaming online.

The tune was the lead single from "Contraband", the debut album by Velvet Revolver – which featured GNR members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, and entered the US Billboard 200 at No. 1 on its way to sales of more than 2 million copies in the country.

Guns N’ Roses first show of 2018 at the Olympiastadion kept a similar format to the group’s standard setlist for the Not In This Lifetime tour, opening with 1987’s “It’s So Easy” and featuring covers of songs by Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Misfits, and Jimmy Webb.

“Thanks for having us back, Germany...”, posted the group after the show.

Now in its third year, the reunion trek of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will play a 7-week run playing a mix of stadium shows and festivals across Europe this summer, including appearances at Italy’s Firenze Rocks, Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting, and Download in the UK, Paris and Madrid…the tour will continue with dates in Asia this fall.

On June 29, the band will release multiple expanded reissues of their 1987 album debut, “Appetite For Destruction”, featuring memorabilia and dozens of previously-unreleased songs.

Three decades after its release, the project remains the biggest-selling debut album of all time with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.

See also:

Izzy Stradlin explains absence from Guns N’ Roses reunion tour
Guns N’ Roses stream behind the scenes video from reunion tour
Guns N’ Roses stream previously unreleased video for It’s So Easy
Guns N’ Roses add Asian dates to fall 2018 tour
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