1987 Setlist Almanac



03.16.87 - Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, CA
opening act: Jetboy
set: Reckless Life, It's So Easy, Welcome To The Jungle, You're Crazy, Nightrain, My Michelle
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This setlist is incomplete and possibly inacurate.
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03.29.87 - The Roxy, Hollywood, CA
opening act: Faster Pussycat
audio/video recording?: no
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05.10.87 - Hollywood, CA
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This is a Drunk Fux show, featuring members of GN'R, West Arkeen & Del James.
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06.19.87 - The Marquee, London, England
opening act: Little Angels
soundcheck: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
set: Reckless Life, Out Ta Get Me, Anything Goes, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, My Michelle, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Move To The City, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: GN'R's first ever show in Europe. Axl calls someone a pussy after 'Out Ta Get Me.' First ever performance of 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door.' Axl recounts a story about being kicked out of Tower Records. The band soundchecked 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' only once.
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06.22.87 - The Marquee, London, England
opening act: Little Angels
set: Shadow Of Your Love, Out Ta Get Me, Anything Goes, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, My Michelle, Welcome To The Jungle, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Move To The City, Nice Boys
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl introduces 'It's So Easy' as "our new single." Axl says that he got kicked out of Tower Records in London because he was sitting down in the store.
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06.28.87 - The Marquee, London, England
opening act: Little Angels
set: It's So Easy, Shadow Of Your Love, Move To The City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Whole Lotta Rosie
audio/video recording?: audio [incomplete]
notes: This setlist is incomplete. These 5 songs were released on the Japanese EP "Live From The Jungle."
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08.01.87 - Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, CA
set: Welcome To The Jungle
notes: This was the video shoot for 'Welcome To The Jungle.' From director Nigel Dick - "GUNS N' ROSES will perform the number onstage at the Whiskey. We will shoot the band's close-ups during the day and then let in a regular audience that evening and shoot them during their live show. They will play the song perhaps two or three times during the show."


08.02.87 - Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, CA
set: Welcome To The Jungle
notes: This was the video shoot for 'Welcome To The Jungle.' From director Nigel Dick - "GUNS N' ROSES will perform the number onstage at the Whiskey. We will shoot the band's close-ups during the day and then let in a regular audience that evening and shoot them during their live show. They will play the song perhaps two or three times during the show."


08.14.87 - Halifax, Canada
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
notes: The first show on the Cult/GN'R tour.


08.15.87 - Moncton, Canada
opening for: The Cult
set: It's So Easy, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This setlist is incomplete.


08.16.87 - Beer Gardens, Corona, CA
opening for: Ace Frehley's Comet
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This opening show/tour for Ace Frehley was canceled, leading to the opening dates for The Cult.


08.17.87 - Verdun Auditorium, Montreal, Canada
opening for: The Cult
set: Out Ta Get Me, Anything Goes, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Rare performance of 'Out Ta Get Me' as the opener on this part of the tour. To introduce 'Anything Goes,' Axl says, “There are no rules in Montreal, so I guess anything goes!” Before 'Paradise City,' Axl mentions how great The Cult have treated them.


08.18.87 - Super Skate 7, Kitchener, Canada
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
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08.19.87 - CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada
opening for: The Cult
set: It's So Easy, Anything Goes, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, My Michelle, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio, video
notes: "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" is dedicated to The Cult for treating GN'R so well on tour.


08.21.87 - State Theatre, Detroit, MI
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no


08.22.87 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This show was most likely canceled - at the UIC show on 12.18.87, Slash mentions they're sorry they had to cancel the last time they were supposed to play in Chicago.
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08.24.87 - Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Canada
opening for: The Cult
set: It's So Easy, Anything Goes, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: This show might have taken place on August 25th. 'Out Ta Get Me' is dedicated to cops anywhere that 'suck the big dick,' according to Axl. Axl says that 'My Michelle' is about a girl that did way too many 'powerstripes.'


08.26.87 - Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton, Canada
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
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08.27.87 - Max Bell Arena, Calgary, Canada
opening for: The Cult
set: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This setlist is incomplete.
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08.28.87 - Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
opening for: Ace Frehley's Comet
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This opening show/tour for Ace Frehley was canceled, leading to the opening dates for The Cult.
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08.29.87 - Coliseum Theatre Stage, Vancouver, Canada
opening for: The Cult
set: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: no [The Cult show was recorded]
notes: This setlist is incomplete. There were very few people in attendance for GN'R's set, as Appetite For Destruction had been banned in Canada (it was released there 8/26/87) and not many Canadians had heard the album.
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08.30.87 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
opening for: The Cult
set: It's So Easy, Anything Goes, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Duff's homecoming show. Axl says that he got tired of people who say 'eh' during their recent Canadian tour. Before 'You're Crazy,' Axl says that when Slash dies and is cremated, he'll burn for 3 weeks because of all the alcohol he has consumed!


09.02.87 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
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09.03.87 - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no


09.04.87 - Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
opening for: The Cult
set: It's So Easy, Anything Goes, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl tells a story about a roadie getting caught with a joint. He goes on to say how much he hates cops. Axl tells the crowd that 'Nightrain' will “really fuck you up, and it's only $1.25!” Before 'My Michelle,' Axl says “One good thing about being back in America is that it is easier to get cocaine.” Axl dedicates 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' to Todd Crew, calling him “One of the best people that ever lived.” Axl lets some fans trade vocals on 'Knockin' On Heavenn's Door.' Slash introduces 'You're Crazy' as “A real sweet love ballad, something really close to my heart!” Before 'Paradise City,' Axl says “You go on tour to see everywhere else, but when you come back to California you realize there ain't nowhere else!”


09.05.87 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
opening for: The Cult
set: It's So Easy, Anything Goes, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Instrumental Jam, Nice Boys
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: After 'Mr. Brownstone,' Axl thanks KNAC radio for all the support they have given the band. He then dedicates 'Nightrain' to the station. Axl dedicates 'Welcome To The Jungle' to Riki Rachtman and the Cathouse. 'Paradise City' is cut short because of technical problems. A power outage near the end of 'Nice Boys' ends the set.


09.03.87 - Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no


09.07.87 - The Jar, Phoenix, AZ
opening act: Times Square
audio/video recording?: no
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09.12.87 - Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
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09.13.87 - Bronco Bowl Auditorium, Dallas, TX
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
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09.16.87 - Houston Music Hall, Houston, TX
opening for: The Cult
set: Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, You're Crazy, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This setlist is incomplete. Steven drunkenly runs onstage during The Cult's set.
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09.17.87 - Sanegar Theater, New Orleans, LA
opening for: The Cult
audio/video recording?: no
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09.29.87 - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City, You're Crazy, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: First show on the European tour. Axl tells the crowd to leave if they don't like the show. Axl lets selected audience members participate in 'Knockin On Heaven's Door' by alternating verses in the chorus with them. Duff asks for vodka in German after 'Paradise City.' Before 'Mama Kin,' Axl says that they'll play Aerosmith songs that Steven Tyler has forgotten to play!


09.30.87 - Tor 3, Dusseldorf, West Germany
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City, Mama Kin, You're Crazy
audio/video recording?: audio
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10.02.87 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
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10.04.87 - Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, England
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Anything Goes, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Whole Lotta Rosie
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl mentions how dope is cheaper in England than the States.
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10.05.87 - Rock City, Nottingham, England
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: When introducing 'Welcome To The Jungle,' Axl says that TV stations in the USA act like pussies and won't play the video. Axl mentions that he wrote 'Rocket Queen' about a real conversation he had with a girl named Barbie.
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10.06.87 - Manchester Apollo, Manchester, England
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: After 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl thanks Kerrang! and some other British magazines. While introducing 'Rocket Queen,' Axl says that they changed a part of the song during that day's soundcheck. Axl introduces the band during 'Rocket Queen.'
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10.07.87 - Bristol Colston Hall, Bristol, England
opening act: Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Nightrain, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl asks the crowd if they do a lot of cocaine in England. Axl says that he calls this tour "The Long-Live Todd Tour," in memory of Todd Crew.
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10.08.87 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
opening acts: Quireboys, Faster Pussycat
set: It's So Easy, Move To the City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Reckless Life, Mama Kin, Sweet Child O' Mine, Whole Lotta Rosie
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10.16.87 - The Sundance, Bay Shore, NY
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Nightrain, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: GN'R's first show on the East Coast, Axl mentions it during the show. Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl asks, "Why can't anyone fuck just for the sake of fucking?!" Before 'Rocket Queen,' Axl says, "I don't think I need to introduce this, just fuckin' play it!"
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10.17.87 - Airport Music Hall, Allentown, PA
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City, Nightrain, Mama Kin, Whole Lotta Rosie
audio/video recording?: audio


10.18/19.87 - Baltimore, MD
opening act: EZO
audio/video recording?: no


10.20.87 - Trocadero, Philadelphia, PA
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl mentions that he is starting to enjoy touring.
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10.21.87 - Albany, NY
opening act: EZO
audio/video recording?: no


10.22.87 - Obsessions, Randolph, NJ
opening act: EZO
notes: According to the promoter of this show, Jeff Miller, GN'R canceled this show because Axl wanted to save his voice for the next night's show at the Ritz in NYC.
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10.23.87 - The Ritz, New York, NY
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Don't Cry, Rocket Queen, Nightrain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Reckless Life, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: This was the 1st Ritz show for GN'R. In the '88 show, Axl says, "It's nice to be back."
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10.25.87 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, NY
opening act: EZO
audio/video recording?: no
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10.26.87 - Providence, RI
opening act: EZO
audio/video recording?: no


10.27.87 - The Paradise, Boston, MA
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Nightrain, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio


10.29.87 - L'Amour, Brooklyn, NY
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: In a newspaper ad for this show, GN'R were listed as 'mystery guests.' Axl mentions that they are 'deep in the heart of Brooklyn.' Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl mentions that he and West Arkeen got into a fight at the hotel the band stayed at the previous week while playing the Ritz. Axl alternates verses in the chorus of 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' with someone. The crowd starts a 'bullshit' chant when Axl announces 'Paradise City' as the last song.
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10.30.87 - CBGB's, New York, NY
set: You're Crazy, One In A Million, Used To Love Her, Patience, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City
audio/video recording?: audio, video
notes: This is an acoustic set. The first live performances of 'One In A Million' and 'Patience.' Axl tells the crowd he hasn't been asleep for 2 days!
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10.31.87 - The Horizon, Syracuse, NY
opening act: EZO
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Mama Kin, Nightrain
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Halloween show!


11.01.87 - Washington, DC
opening act: EZO
audio/video recording?: no


11.03.87 - Mobile Municipal Auditorium, Mobile, AL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no
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11.04.87 - Albany Civic Center, Albany, GA
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.06.87 - Cajun Dome, Lafayette, LA
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.07.87 - Lake Front Arena, New Orleans, LA
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no
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11.08.87 - Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson, MS
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no
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11.10.87 - Huntsville Civic Center, Huntsville, AL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.1x.87 - Charlotte, NC
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.1x.87 - Savannah, GA
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.14.87 - Columbia, SC
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.1x.87 - Greensboro, NC
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.17.87 - Knoxville Civic Coliseum, Knoxville, TN
opening for: Mötley Crüe
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Don't Cry, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl dedicates 'Out Ta Get Me' to “People with closed-fuckin'-minds!” 'Sweet Child O' Mine' is dedicated to “All of the guys looking to get laid.” Rare performance of then unreleased 'Don't Cry,' which Axl hints might be on the next record. It is dedicated to Izzy's mother.
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11.1x.87 - Birmingham, AL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.20.87 - The Omni, Atlanta, GA
opening for: Mötley Crüe
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: During 'My Michelle,' Axl yells at security guards to stop harassing crowd members.


11.21.87 - UTC Arena, Chattanooga, TN
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no
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11.22.87 - The Omni, Atlanta, GA
opening for: Mötley Crüe
set: Communication Breakdown, Honky Tonk Women, Blues Jam
audio/video recording?: no
notes: The second show in Atlanta, a few days after the first. At this show, Axl jumps into the crowd to grab a security guard who shoved Axl's friend. The police held Axl backstage while the rest of the band played 'Communication Breakdown,' 'Honky Tonk Women' and a 'Blues Jam,' all with roadie Ronnie Schneider singing.


11.24.87 - Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Anything Goes, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: The band starts 'Anything Goes' after 'It's So Easy' but Axl stops it so he can go off on the cops that stopped him in Atlanta a few nights before (11.22). He then dedicates 'Out Ta Get Me' to the cops in Atlanta. Axl asks the crowd to sing really loud during 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' so he can judge this crowd against the next nights' (11.25).
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11.25.87 - Lakeland Civic Center, Lakeland, FL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no
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11.26.87 - Jacksonville, FL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
audio/video recording?: no


11.27.87 - Lee Civic Center, Fort Myers, FL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio (incomplete)
notes: Axl goes off on people that are against long hair. 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' is dedicated to "gettin' through this bitch we call life the best we can." Axl says they don't play rock n' roll on MTV anymore because all they care about is making money.


11.29.87 - Sportatorium, Hollywood, FL
opening for: Mötley Crüe
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: The last show opening for Mötley Crüe. Axl says that GN'R writes songs bases on reality. During introductions, Axl jokes, "The reason any bad karma hits us, this is Slash!"
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12.04.87 - Fair Park Coliseum, Dallas, TX
opening for: Alice Cooper
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl says that the Dallas show on the tour with the Cult was one of his favorites. After 'Nightrain,' Axl says, "…here I am, my parents' worst nightmare come to life!"


12.05.87 - Houston, TX
opening for: Alice Cooper
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Supposedly the first show opening for Alice Cooper. Only a few things are known about this show - Axl was late to the venue and some security guards wouldn't let him in! The band jammed for 15 minutes before Axl made it to the stage!


12.07.87 - San Antonio, TX
opening for: Alice Cooper
audio/video recording?: no


12.08.87 - Midland, TX
opening for: Alice Cooper
audio/video recording?: no


12.0x.87 - McAllen, TX
opening for: Alice Cooper
audio/video recording?: no


12.12.87 - Louisville Gardens, Louisville, KY
opening for: Alice Cooper
audio/video recording?: no
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12.17.87 - Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN
opening for: Alice Cooper
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio


12.18.87 - UIC Pavilion, University Of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL
opening for: Alice Cooper
set: It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Mr. Brownstone, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Fred Coury of Cinderella on drums. Axl mentions how he is being charged with assault on police officers, which occurred before at a show in Atlanta (11.22.87). Axl tells the crowd how he grew up very close to Chicago and listened to a lot of Chicago radio stations growing up. Slash dedicates 'Nightrain' to about 10 different friends in the audience.
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12.19.87 - Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
opening for: Alice Cooper
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Used To Love Her, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Blues Jam, Out Ta Get Me, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: The last show opening for Alice Cooper. Fred Coury of Cinderella on drums filling in for Steven Adler. Before 'It's So Easy,' Axl says that he got jumped in Chicago the night before (12.18) because he had long hair. During the 'Blues Jam,' Axl goes into depth about the scuffle last night. He says that one guy grabbed him and told him he looked like Bon Jovi! Axl replied, “Bon Jovi can suck my dick!”
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12.26.87 - Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA
opening acts: Funhouse, Junkyard, LA Guns
set: Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Used To Love Her, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: This setlist is incomplete. Fred Coury of Cinderella fills in for Steven Adler on drums. A sort of homecoming for GN'R, they hadn't played the LA area about 4 months. Axl talks about Todd Crew for a while before 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door.'
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12.27.87 - Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA
opening acts: Funhouse, Junkyard, LA Guns
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Blues Jam, Nightrain, Paradise City, Patience, Mama Kin, Don't Cry, Nice Boys
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Fred Coury of Cinderella fills in for Steven Adler on drums.
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12.28.87 - Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA
opening acts: Funhouse, Junkyard, LA Guns
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Used To Love Her, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Nightrain, Paradise City, Patience, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: 3rd show at Perkin's Palace during 12.87. Fred Coury of Cinderella fills in for Steven Adler on drums.
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12.30.87 - Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA
opening acts: Funhouse, Junkyard, LA Guns
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, You're Crazy, Blues Jam, Nightrain, Paradise City, Patience, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Fred Coury of Cinderella fills in for Steven Adler on drums.
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12.31.87 - The Glamour, Los Angeles, CA
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Cool New Year's Eve show with another great young band - Jane's Addiction.
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12.31.87 - The Central, Hollywood, CA
set: Honky Tonk Women
audio/video recording?: no
notes: After GN'R's appearance at the Glamour in LA, Axl heads down to Riki Rachtman's New Year's party at the Central in Hollywood. He leads the crowd in a chant of 'Honky Tonk Women.' Axl had wanted to perform a few more songs but the soundman turned the equipment off at 2 a.m.
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