STED: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA (Kapacitet: 68,756) (Link) (Lokal Tid)
INFO: UDSOLGT! Med Lenny Kravitz, der spiller kl. 19. GnR spiller kl. 21:25.
Intro It’s So Easy Mr. Brownstone Chinese Democracy Welcome to the Jungle Double Talkin’ Jive Estranged Live and Let Die Rocket Queen You Could Be Mine Can’t Put your arms around a Memory/New Rose This I Love Civil War Sorry Out Ta Get Me Coma The Godfather Theme/Sweet Child O’ Mine My Michelle Better Jam – “Wish You Were Here” Layla/November Rain Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Nightrain
Angie/Patience The Seeker Paradise City
Metallica og Guns N Roses spillede på Foxboro Stadium den 11. september, 1992 på det nu nedlagte (2002) stadium. GnR har spillet i Massachussetts i alt 8 gange. Seneste gang var den 25. november, 2011 på DCU Center i Worcester. Andre begivenheder: The Rolling Stones spillede på Gillette Stadium den 5. september, 2002.
Lenny Kravitz Talks Touring With Guns N' Roses This Summer "I'm looking forward to playing with them and celebrating them coming back together," singer says By Kory Grow May 18, 2016
Guns N' Roses announced some of the acts joining them on their Not in This Lifetime Tour this summer. Alice in Chains will join the group on the first few dates, from June 23rd in Detroit through July 3rd in Chicago, and Lenny Kravitz will be performing with the reunited group at their shows in Foxboro, Massachusetts (July 19th and 20th) and East Rutherford, New Jersey (July 23rd and 24th).
Kravitz is the first person to point out how unusual it is for him to be opening for Guns N' Roses. "I don't normally do gigs like this," he tells Rolling Stone. "But sometimes you've got to do things for the fun of it, for the experience. I'm looking forward to playing with them and celebrating them coming back together."
For Kravitz, the shows are also a personal reunion of sorts. "I went to high school with Slash," he says. "I've known Axl, Slash and Duff from the beginning. We all came up together, and we worked together. I wrote 'Always on the Run' with Slash and he played on 'Fields of Joy,' both on my Mama Said album."
The last time Kravitz joined Guns N' Roses onstage, the singer was one of a handful of special guests who came out during the band's Paris concert in June 1992. The rock band accompanied Kravitz on a round of "Always on the Run." "I remember that time very well because we were all staying at the Hôtel de Crillon, and we were all in Paris for a few days together," Kravitz says. "It was a lot of fun."
The song was an obvious choice for that show, because its funky riff was once considered for Guns N' Roses. "I think Slash presented it to the group and it was too funky or maybe two quirky for them," Kravitz says. "But he and I put it together and that riff ended up being a really great blend of rock & roll and funk."
Kravitz reconnected with the band when they staged their first reunion show at Los Angeles' Troubadour in April, a gig he found out about the day it happened. "I ran over there," he says. "It was exciting. I mean, come on. They're a stadium act playing a small room. The energy and anticipation in that room was crazy before they came up. It was high energy."
As for how he'll structure his set to appeal to a Guns N' Roses audience, Kravitz says it'll likely consist more of his rock material. "We're definitely going to jam and improvise and get loose, and treat it like a festival," he says. "Summertime always makes me think of festivals like the Isle of Wight, when Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix played. I love the summer, outdoor concert vibe, so we'll rock out and improvise and go deep and get psychedelic and out there."
"I haven't seen Slash since the [Troubadour] gig, but I've texted with him," Kravitz says. "I'm sure something fun and off-the-cuff is bound to happen.
"Axl Rose aka God" - Mygnr.com I just got in. That was the greatest fucking event I've ever been to in my life. I've been a Guns fan since I was an infant, I mean, in my parent's home movies of me as a little toddler I was dancing around to Don't Cry. I love this band. Driving up to Gillette and seeing them was everything I wanted and more. I got there pretty early and walked around Patriot Place hoping to simply get food and some merch (so I could walk the lithograph back to the car before the show). Then I heard Catcher in the Rye at soundcheck. I know that people aren't a huge fan of the song, but it's one of my favorites. I was hoping it would be played but it's all good. So then we got there and headed to the seats. It was great. Even in the 300's the view wasn't bad at all. If they ever come back to Gillette I am 100% getting floor seats though.
I'm not a big Lenny Kravitz fan (not that I don't like him, I just don't really know much of his music outside of American Woman and Fly Away. He came on when people were still filing in (the arena was maybe a quarter to half full?) and he played AWESOME. Lenny is great live. His songs sound like what I've heard on the album. And I enjoyed the music I was unfamiliar with. The PA went out for a bit during his set but they got it worked out.
Then the wait for Guns. Because of the curfew we assumed they'd be on before 8:30 which turned out to be correct. It's funny, being in the 300's I could KIND OF see the road leading into the Stadium for patrons and then I saw an SUV pull up and a few people walk out and I said, "There's Axl!" and sure enough, they went right on stage. Everything was fucking great. Axl's voice was on point and I don't know how it sounded to you guys but when there were points of what I assume are "Mickey Mouse" in person you can't really hear that because of the balancing. It sounded god damn perfect to me. Even Sweet Child O' Mine which is usually a song I don't give a fuck about sounded great. The fans in attendance near me kept shitting on the Chi Dem songs which was shitty, and I love the Chinese Democracy stuff, but it's whatever.
The set list is perfect in my eyes. There's a lot of high energy and soft power in a good balance. I wouldn't change much, maybe take out a song and replace it here and there but it's fine for me. If I didn't get the same songs as another show I'd be kind of disappointed. I like what they're doing.
I would definitely go to another GN'R show, but like I said, I'd rather be on the floor. Level 300 was fine but I want to be closer.
"vermillion" - Mygnr.com Got in a few minutes ago. What and event! Easily the best concert I have ever been to. All my friends (some diehard GnR fans and some more casual fans) all commented how it was the best concert they have also been to as well. There was just so much energy and passion from the band from beginning to end.
When you watch a YouTube video of a few songs, it is easy to nitpick a few notes here and there. But when you experience a 2:45 hour show from beginning to rocking end, these minor nits mean nothing in the grand scheme of things. They are so trivial it probably isn't even fair to bring them up, let alone dwell on them or make them out to something of failure on the part of the band. Yes, Slash messed up a couple times and Axl missed a cue once or twice. But the fact that you can count these missteps on one hand for such a long performance just shows how much they are taking this seriously and how professional they are. And when I look back on this show, I won't remember the couple miscues, but rather the onslaught of attitude, aggression, and passion from my favorite band.
If you were on the fence about seeing them, don't be.