Legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses kicked off their global stadium tour a few days earlier than initially announced, performing to a lively crowd at the Etihad Arena in the United Arab Emirates yesterday, following a busy tour schedule that concludes in mid-October first date in.
According to Stereogum, the band entertained the audience with some rarely performed songs and never-before-heard covers, and live recordings of the night have been made available on YouTube and Twitter. Notable songs include “Bad Obsession,” played for the first time since 1993, “Pretty Tied Up” for the first time since 1992, and “Anything Goes” from the band’s debut record, Desire for Destruction, which has never been played since 1992. Since 1988, just one year after its release.
Fans were delighted to hear a cover of the Stooges’ classic “TV Eye,” a new addition to Guns N’ Roses’ ever-changing tracklist. Other covers include Velvet Revolver’s “Slither,” Wings’ “Live and Let Die,” Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and UK Subs’ “Down On The Farm,” which the band hasn’t played since 2006 Since, wait.
Axl Rose from Guns N’ Roses recently Speaking at Lisa Presley’s funeral in January, performing the band’s classic song “November Rain” after a rousing speech.The band also made news for re-recording “November Rain” as part of their 30th Anniversary of Using Your Illusion I & II A reissue, released last November, features a bombastic 50-piece orchestra.