Back in 1985 in California a rock band called Guns ‘n’ Roses was formed. The members then were Axl Rose (vocals), Slash (lead guitar), Izzy Stradlin (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Steven Adler (drums). Right off the hop the band was incredibly successful releasing six albums that sold over 100 million copies and had hits with singles “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child ‘O Mine”, “Paradise City”, and “Patience”. Like many rock bands drugs and alcohol led to a disintegration of the band. Axl Rose and guitarist Slash have had a long and acrimonious relationship. Now they are back together and on the road.
The band goes through all the songs you would hope and expect them to. “Welcome to the Jungle”, “Sweet Child ‘O Mine”, “November Rain”, “Live and Let Die”, “Patience”, “Used to Love Her”, “Don’t Cry”, “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and “Paradise City” are all part of the set list. There are also some surprises like covers of Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2” and The Who’s “The Seeker”. It is a pretty extensive set so expect to be there a while rockin’ out.
-Date: August 19, 2017
-Venue: Parc Jean Drapeau
-Ticket Purchase: www.evenko.ca
-Ticket Prices: $78.25, $124.75, $163.75, $232.75, $337.75, $438.75 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 6:25 p.m.
-Opening Act: Our Lady Peace