Guns N’ Roses Covering Two AC/DC Songs On Tour
Guns N' Roses are on tour -- and while that means fans can expect some typically unusual news from the road, it also means hours of blistering hard rock music for concertgoers who turn out to see Axl Rose and company.
In fact, fans who have been in the audience for recent dates report that shows have been going for more than three hours -- and as this lengthy recent setlist can attest, Axl and his crew have been delivering a mix of newer tracks, old favorites, and covers of two classic AC/DC tracks - 'Riff Raff' and 'Whole Lotta Rosie.'
As longtime fans will no doubt recall, Guns have been covering 'Whole Lotta Rosie' since the '80s; a version recorded during a 1987 show at London's Marquee Club was featured on the 'Live from the Jungle' EP, and it's been part of the set list during recent tours. Here you can catch a glimpse of the latest lineup performing it in Chile:
Watch Guns N' Roses Cover AC/DC's 'Whole Lotta Rosie'
'Riff Raff' is a more recent addition, popping up during the Latin American leg of the band's 2011 tour back in May. You can check out their version of the Bon Scott-era nugget here:
Watch Guns N' Roses Cover AC/DC's 'Riff Raff'
The next leg of the tour takes the band through the U.S., with a string of dates scheduled to kick off Nov. 4 in Houston and conclude a little over a month later in Ohio. In the meantime, keyboardist Dizzy Reed promises there are tons of new Guns tracks just waiting to be unleashed upon the world. Of course, when anyone will actually hear them is another story -- better just to save up for those concert tickets and see the band while you can.
Guns N’ Roses 2011 Tour Dates:
Nov. 4 – Houston, Texas @ Houston Toyota Center
Nov. 5 – Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Nov. 8 – Omaha, Neb. @ Quest Center Omaha
Nov. 9 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Lloyd Noble Arena
Nov. 12 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center Arena
Nov. 13 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center Arena
Nov. 15 – Chicago, Ill. @ All State Arena
Nov. 17 – East Rutherford, N.J. @ IZOD Center
Nov. 19 – Hartford, Ct. @ Comcast Theatre
Nov. 20 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov. 25 – Worcester, Mass. @ DCU Center
Nov. 26 – Camden, N.J. @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Dec. 1 – Auburn Hills, Mich. @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
Dec. 2 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ U.S. Bank Arena
Dec. 4 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Dec. 5 – Southhaven, Miss. @ DeSoto County Civic Center
Dec. 7 – Youngstown, Ohio @ The Covelli Center