Sunday, March 15, 2020

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform at Vive Latino festival in Mexico City

Guns N’ Roses headlined the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City, Mexico on March 14 after more than a dozen acts cancelled their appearance at the weekend event over coronavirus concerns.

Billboard reports that fans entering the venue were getting their temperature checked as organizers decided to move forward with the event despite calls for it to be postponed during the global health crisis.

"Authorities are telling us that we are in Phase 1 [of the Coronavirus epidemic] and we can move forward and that's what we're doing,” Vive Latino founder and director Jordi Puig told Billboard.

"Vive Latino will take place this weekend and some other activities, that were planned, that don’t have economic impact, those will be postponed," Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said during a press conference ahead of the event. "Why is Vive Latino continuing? Because we’re still in Phase 1. So suspending mass events is not necessary. However, activities that have no impact, it’s better to postpone those."

Guns N’ Roses delivered a rare performance of the “Use Your Illusion II” track, "So Fine" – it’s first since 1993 – as part of their standard Not In This Lifetime tour setlist at the festival.

“Gracias Mexico City!,” tweeted Duff McKagan after the show. “Everyone stay real, real safe!”

The group recently had their upcoming March 18 concert in Costa Rica cancelled during the pandemic, while three Lollapalooza festivals in South America they were to headline in the next few weeks were postponed until later this year.

Guns N’ Roses are currently scheduled to resume their live schedule in Quito, Ecuador on March 21.

See also:

Guns N’ Roses: Postponed Lollapalooza shows rescheduled
Guns N’ Roses: Lollapalooza events in Argentina and Chile postponed
Guns N’ Roses: Costa Rica concert cancelled over coronavirus outbreak
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform Appetite For Destruction rarity in Miami
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