Guns N Roses Gateshead Stadium 1992

Guns N Roses Gateshead Stadium 1992
Seeing Guns N Roses last week has made me cast my mind back to the first and only other time I saw them. This was when they were at the height of their success, on the Use Your Illusion tour. The tour called at Gateshead Stadium in 1992, with support from Soundgarden and Faith No More. This was of course the original classic line up including Axl Rose on lead vocals, Slash on lead guitar, and Duff McKagan on bass. I went along to the gig with Ashleigh and her friend, who were raving about the band at the time. It was a good gig, although to be honest I don’t remember being as impressed by them as I was last week (is that heresy?). The Guns N Roses history site notes of the gig: “25,000 people see GN’R at the Gateshead International Stadium in Newcastle (!), England. Duff had a verbal altercation with one fan. After Axl’s words of warning – “I wouldn’t mess with him, he’s not had a drink in two weeks!” – the fan piped down. After the show the band fly back to London to continue their stay at the exclusive Conrad Hotel, where fellow guests included Prince and INXS.” Setlist: It’s So Easy; Mr. Brownstone; Live and Let Die; Bad Obsession; Attitude; My Michelle; Double Talkin’ Jive; Civil War; Patience; Welcome to the Jungle; You Could Be Mine; November Rain; Speak Softly Love; Sweet Child O’ Mine; Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door; Don’t Cry; Paradise City

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Fat Steve on June 29, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Just came across this blog while checking the date for this gig, good site.

    This was my very first gig that started me on a trek of seeing every band a could manage. 20 years ago this month, it started here.


  2. Posted by Christine Tate on January 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    I was there with my daughter we have loved music since the day we were born seen so many group’s have a eclectic taste buy Faith no more WOW always 😊


  3. The ‘verbal altercation’ was because the moron in the crowd had thrown a pint at Duff – not great when you’re using an electric guitar. We were behind it and saw it happen. Awesome gig. Was most impressed by FNM. Soundgarden were good too – real shame about the news of Chris Cornell’s detah today.


  4. Posted by damien taylor on May 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I loved that day was amazing


  5. Posted by Martin Conroy on June 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Do I recall Skid Row in support too?


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