1988 Setlist Almanac




01.05.88 - Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
opening for: Great White
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: KNAC's 2nd Anniversary Party, it was also a benefit for a children's charity. Fred Coury of Cinderella fills in for Steven Adler on drums.
Axl's backstage pass
photos
sweatshirt


01.14.88 - Coconut Teaszer, Hollywood, CA
set: I Got A Line On You, Wishing Well, Communication Breakdown, Scarred For Life, Sentimental Movie, Yesterdays, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Born To Be Wild, Honky Tonk Women
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: This band is known as the Drunk Fux - Axl, Slash, Duff, Izzy, Steven, West Arkeen & Del James. The first performance of 'Yesterdays,' Axl mentions they will try to record it next week. Axl sings lead on 'Yesterdays' & 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' and shares vocals on 'Honky Tonk Women.'


01.21.88 - The Cathouse, Hollywood, CA
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Used To Love Her, Patience, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City, Whole Lotta Rosie [w/ Vince Neil]
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Steven's first show after he broke his arm. Special guest performance by Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe. During 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl says that GN'R has settled their differences with Jetboy and dedicates the song to Todd Crew.
flyer


01.28.88 - Drammenshallen, Drammen, Norway
opening for: Motley Crue
notes: This show was canceled.


01.29.88 - Scandinavium, Goteborg, Sweden
opening for: Motley Crue
notes: This show was canceled.
ticket


01.30.88 - Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
opening for: Motley Crue
notes: This show was canceled.
newspaper ad


01.31.88 - The Limelight, New York, NY
set: One In A Million, Patience, Cornshucker, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Used To Love Her, Don't Cry, Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Not Fade Away / Mr. Brownstone, Patience, Instrumental Jam, Rocket Queen [Instrumental], You Shook Me, Rock And Roll, Instrumental Jam
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Rare acoustic/electric show. The only known live performance of 'Cornshucker,' which was written by Duff & sung by Duff & Axl at this show. 'Welcome To The Jungle' starts the electric set. Axl sings a few lines of 'Not Fade Away' by The Rolling Stones during the beginning of 'Mr. Brownstone.' Axl temporarily leaves after the second performance of 'Patience,' which was an improv jam. He was pissed because GN'R wasn't supposed to play this show. The band then jams on some songs. During the 'Instrumental Jam' after 'Patience,' parts of 'Whole Lotta Rosie' & 'Born To Be Wild' are played, with Axl singing. A roadie comes on stage to sing 'You Shook Me' & 'Rock And Roll,' which were done by Led Zeppelin. 'Rock And Roll' features the 'Living Loving Maid' intro. Again Axl comes back during 'Rock And Roll' to help out on vocals.
invitation
photos
ticket


02.01.88 - Ishallen, Helsinki, Finland
opening for: Motley Crue
notes: This show was canceled.


02.02.88 - The Ritz, New York, NY
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City, Mama Kin, Rocket Queen
audio/video recording?: video [pro-shot], audio
notes: This show was an MTV special, also broadcast on many FM stations. GN'R were on the same bill as Great White. A full video feed of this exists. Slash stage dives after 'Rocket Queen!'
photos
ticket


02.04.88 - Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA
opening act: T.S.O.L.
audio/video recording?: no


02.05.88 - Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
opening act: T.S.O.L.
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Paradise City, Used To Love Her, Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: This show was on Duff's birthday. Axl thanks the crowd for making the 'Welcome To The Jungle' video a hit, enabling them to do a video for 'Sweet Child O' Mine.' During introductions, Axl corrects himself and says, "I should say I'm introducing the family." Axl says that Appetite For Destruction went gold the day before and that it's his birthday tomorrow.


02.0x.88 - Fresno, CA
opening act: T.S.O.L.
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This show took place on either the 6th or 7th.


02.08.88 - Montezuma Hall, SDSU, San Diego, CA
opening act: T.S.O.L.
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out To Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Patience, Paradise City
encore: Mama Kin
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Before 'Move To The City,' Axl declares, "It's a loud fucking place!" Before 'Mr. Brownstone,' Axl says, "You wanna go dancin'? You wanna go dancin with me? My name... my name is.... my name is Mr. Brownstone!" After 'Out Ta Get Me,' Slash says, "Hey you fuckers that grabbed the fuckin' guitars man... just fucking wind the fuck down. If this ends up sounding like shit you end up looking like a dick to a bunch of fucking people!" Axl then says, "well wind down on this, this is 'Sweet Child O' Mine'" Axl introduces 'Used To Love Her' as "something new." Before 'My Michelle,' Axl asks, "San Diego...is this one of those so-called cocaine cities?! Well, oh yeah, this is crystal meth city, I'm sorry! Well I did some of that about a week and a half ago... did a little blast, was up for 4 fucking days! I was taking like 3 quaaludes and a bottle of Nightrain, I couldn't come down for shit! Called up my girlfriend, "Hey douchebag what's happening?" She didn't like that too well at all. She told me about it like a week later. Anyway, this is for the crystal meth and the cocaine heads, this is a song called 'My Michelle'" Axl then asks Slash for a rolling intro to the song. 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' is dedicated to Todd Crew and "The Champ." Before 'Welcome To The Jungle,' Axl says, "I've changed my opinions about some things. One of them being MTV. Hey look dude, we've been number 2 or number 3 all week on there!" Before 'Patience,' Axl says, "They say they've got this 11 o'clock curfew, so I don't think we'll leave the stage right 'till we have to. Rather than go off now then come back in 5 minutes we'll stay up here for 15." Axl introduces the band after 'Patience,' then Slash introduces ‘Paradise City.’
ticket (autographed by Duff)


02.09.88 - Celebrity Theatre, Anaheim, CA
opening act: T.S.O.L.
audio/video recording?: no


02.10.88 - Celebrity Theatre, Anaheim, CA
opening act: T.S.O.L.
set: You're Crazy [fast/slow]
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This is not the complete setlist.
Axl's review
ticket


02.12.88 - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
opening act: T.S.O.L.
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Used To Love Her, Welcome To The Jungle, Patience, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, You're Crazy, Nightrain, Drum Solo, Blues Jam
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl tells the crowd they'll be filming a video for 'Sweet Child O' Mine' when they go back to L.A. Before 'Used To Love Her,' Axl says that Sam Kinison "kind of" inspired the song. Axl says that when Paul Stanley of Kiss was interested in producing the band he said that 'Welcome To The Jungle' needed to be re-written in order to be a "pop" hit. Needless to say Paul Stanley never worked with GN'R. This is the first documented performance of 'Only Women Bleed' by Slash. For an unknown reason Axl leaves towards the end of 'Nightrain' and the band finishes the show without him.
ticket


02.13.88 - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
opening act: T.S.O.L.
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This show was probably canceled, due to Axl's vocal problems.


02.26.88 - Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, CA
set: Under My Wheels
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl, Izzy & Slash appearing with Alice Cooper.
photos


03.04.88 - Lakeland, FL
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled, as was the entire month of booked dates opening for David Lee Roth.


03.06.88 - Miami, FL
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.09.88 - Cedar Rapids, IA
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.11.88 - Madison, WI
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.12.88 - Peoria, IL
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.13.88 - Battle Creek, MI
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.15.88 - Ft. Wayne, IN
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.16.88 - Saginaw, WI
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.18.88 - La Crosse, WI
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.19.88 - Toledo, OH
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.20.88 - Columbus, OH
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.22.88 - Dayton, OH
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.24.88 - Pittsburgh, PA
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.25.88 - Hampton, VA
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.26.88 - Salisbury, MD
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.28.88 - Glen Falls, NY
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.29.88 - Portland, ME
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.30.88 - Providence, RI
opening for: David Lee Roth
notes: This show was canceled.


03.31.88 - The Late Show, Los Angeles, CA
set: You're Crazy, Used To Love Her
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: GN'R's first late night TV show performance.


04.11.88 - Ballroom, Huntington Park, CA
set: Sweet Child O' Mine
notes: This was the video shoot for 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'


04.26.88 - Memorial Auditorium, Burlington, IA
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
audio/video recording?: no


04.28.88 - Oshkosh Center, Oshkosh, WI
opening acts: The Love Reaction, Zodiac Mindwarp
audio/video recording?: no
newspaper ad


04.29.88 - Coronado Theatre, Rockford, IL
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
audio/video recording?: no


04.30.88 - Danville Civic Center, Danville, IL
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Blues Jam, Nightrain, You're Crazy, Guitar Solo, Paradise City
encore: Patience (Instrumental)
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: This show was one of the first "headlining" tours outside of the West Coast in Danville, IL, which is a brief drive from Layfayette, IN, where Axl & Izzy grew up. The encore of "Patience" was done as an instrumental since Axl never came back out on stage (apparently due to technical difficulties during "Paradise City").


05.01.88 - Toledo Sports Arena, Toledo, OH
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, You're Crazy, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her, Rocket Queen, Patience, Welcome To The Jungle
encore: Paradise City
audio/video recording?: video
notes: GN'R are headlining this show. Axl mentions that his parents came to the show in Illinois the night before (4.30) and that they are still trying to tell him what to do. Before 'Patience,' Axl says that the band is still deciding if they will put it on their upcoming EP or if they will save it for the next record.


05.03.88 - Devos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
opening acts: UDO
attendance: 2000
audio/video recording?: no
newspaper review
poster
review
ticket


05.05.88 - Music Hall, Cleveland, OH
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
audio/video recording?: no
ticket
Zodiac Mindwarp poster


05.06.88 - Saginaw Civic Center, Saginaw, MI
opening acts: The Love Reaction, Zodiac Mindwarp
audio/video recording?: no
handbill


05.07.88 - State Theater, Detroit, MI
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
audio/video recording?: no
after show pass
ticket #1 [autographed by the band]
ticket #2


05.09.88 - Felt Forum, New York, NY
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Rocket Queen, Patience, Used To Love Her, My Michelle, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, You're Crazy, Nightrain
encore: Don't Cry, Mama Kin, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: video
notes: This show is highlighted by the performance of 'Don't Cry,' which was unreleased at the time. Axl mentions how he was passed out all day. Axl recounts the story behind 'Welcome To The Jungle' before they play it. The blues jam that is played is sometimes referred to as "The Avengers," but is in fact a blues jam. Slash introduces 'Nightrain' and then dedicates it to the fans of New York. Axl announces they'll be back in New York on August 16th with Aerosmith, unless they overdose first!
photos
ticket


05.10.88 - Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Blues Jam, You're Crazy, Nightrain, Paradise City
encore: Used To Love Her, Mama Kin, Patience, Reckless Life, Don't Cry
audio/video recording?: no
song list
ticket


05.11.88 - Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
opening acts: UDO, Zodiac Mindwarp
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Used To Love Her, Rocket Queen, My Michelle, You're Crazy, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Mama Kin, Patience, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio (incomplete)
notes: This setlist is partially incomplete, what was played between 'Patience' & 'Paradise City' is unknown. After 'It's So Easy,' Axl mentions how it's good to be back in Boston. Axl dedicates 'Out Ta Get Me' to "the asshole who stole my fucking skateboard last night!" Before 'Welcome To The Jungle,' Axl recounts a long story about hitchiking around Boston a few years back. During 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl says this is the last show of their headlining tour and that they will be joining Iron Maiden in Canada after this. Before 'Mama Kin,' Axl says they'll be opening up for Aerosmith on August 24, 25 & 26 at Great Woods. At some point during the show, a fan runs on the stage and Axl hits him in the back with his mike stand!
ticket


05.13.88 - Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr.Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Set was cut short after fans kept booing and throwing things at the band throughout their set. Axl was struck in the arm with a beer can during 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' telling the crowd that he didn't like "warm beer especially not Alpine." Axl ended the set by saying "fuck You Moncton!!!"


05.14.88 - Metro Centre, Halifax, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: video
notes: Axl mentions that the Appetite For Destruction tour started on Aug. 14, 1987, exactly 9 months before. Before 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl tells an audience member to suck his dick and challenges him to come onstage for a fight.
ticket


05.16.88 - Quebec Coliseum, Quebec City, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This setlist is incomplete.


05.17.88 - Montreal Forum, Montreal, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, My Michelle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Used To Love Her
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: During 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl compliments the crowd by saying they sound like a small club in New York. After 'Sweet Child O' Mine,' Axl says that the last time they played Canada, Appetite For Destruction was banned because of its obscene cover. Before 'Used To Love Her,' Axl mentions that they only have two minutes left in their set.


05.18.88 - Ottawa Civic Center, Ottawa, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Nightrain, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio, video (?)
notes: Axl is in a real violent mood, speculating about trying to kill someone before “My Michelle.” During introductions, Axl tells the crowd to remember their names because they'll be hearing them a lot during the next few years! Talk about premonition! Axl introduces 'Welcome To The Jungle' as “a cover song written by a bunch of faggots called Guns N' Roses, this is Welcome To The Jungle!”
crew pass
photo


05.20.88 - CNE Grandstand, Toronto, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: After 'Mr. Brownstone,' Slash screams because it is too cold for him. Axl mentions that Appetite For Destruction went Gold that day. 'Out Ta Get Me' is dedicated to the Canadian officials who banned Appetite For Destruction Axl introduces 'My Michelle' as “a song about a different kind of snow.”
poster


05.23.88 - Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, Hair Of The Dog, Out Ta Get Me, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: After 'It's So Easy,' Axl mentions they haven't been to Winnipeg in 8 months when they were touring with The Cult. Great surprise performance of Nazareth's "Hair Of The Dog." The band had seen a Nazareth concert the night before this show. Axl dedicates the song to their 20th anniversary, he adds that he hopes GN'R can last half that long!


05.25.88 - Northlands Arena, Edmonton, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: Paradise City
attendance: ~2,500
audio/video recording?: no
notes: This setlist is incomplete.
review


05.27.88 - Olympic Saddledome, Calgary, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
soundcheck: Welcome To The Jungle
set: Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Guitar Solo [Slash], Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio (incomplete)
notes: This setlist is incomplete. Kid 'Haggis' Chaos fills in for Duff, as he was in Los Angeles getting married. Axl throws his mic down during "Paradise City" to and jumps in the crowd to fight a heckler.
poster


05.30.88 - PNE Coliseum, Vancouver, Canada
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: After 'It's So Easy,' Axl says that this is the loudest crowd he's heard in Canada.
poster


05.31.88 - Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA
opening for: Iron Maiden
audio/video recording?: no


06.01.88 - Seattle Center Coliseum, Seattle, WA
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, It Tastes Good, Don't It?, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O' Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: A cool homecoming show for Duff. Axl mentions that 'Sweet Child O' Mine' is their new video. Either Slash or Izzy plays a bit of Van Halen's 'Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love' during introductions. Axl recounts playing the Gorilla Gardens a few years ago and they the best pot is in Seattle. He also says that he started writing 'Welcome To The Jungle' while he was in Seattle. 'Nightrain' wins out when Axl asks the crowd to vote for it or 'Paradise City.'
ticket


06.03.88 - Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT
opening for: Iron Maiden
audio/video recording?: no


06.05.88 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: It's So Easy, It Tastes Good, Don't It?, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Used To Love Her, Guitar Solo, Nightrain
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Slash plays parts of 'Stairway To Heaven' & 'Cat Scratch Fever' during his guitar solo.
poster


06.06.88 - California Exhibition Center, Sacramento, CA
opening for: Iron Maiden
audio/video recording?: no
ticket


06.08.88 - Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: Jam
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Slash & Izzy jam with LA Guns. LA Guns filled in for GN'R because Axl had blown out his throat.
newspaper ad
poster


06.09.88 - Irvine Meadows, Irvine, CA
opening for: Iron Maiden
set: Marseilles, It's So Easy
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: GN'R, minus Axl and with Duff on vocals, play these 2 songs to make it up to the fans for cancelling out on the rest of the tour with Iron Maiden. 'Marseilles' was originally done by Angel City. Most people mistaken 'Marseilles' for the Kiss song 'Nothin To Lose.' During one of the Irvine shows, Slash, Steven & LA Guns join Maiden on stage to sing on the chorus of "Heaven Can Wait."
newspaper ad
poster


06.10.88 - San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.12.88 - Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.
poster #1
poster #2
ticket


06.13.88 - Compton Terrace, Chandler, AZ
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.
poster
ticket


06.14.88 - Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.15.88 - McNichols Arena, Denver, CO
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.
ticket


06.17.88 - Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, MO
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.18.88 - Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.19.88 - Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.21.88 - Met Center, Bloomington, MN
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.22.88 - Five Seasons Center, Cedar Rapids, IA
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.23.88 - Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, IL
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.25.88 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.27.88 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.
ticket


06.28.88 - Ohio Center, Columbus, OH
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.


06.29.88 - Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, OH
opening for: Iron Maiden
notes: This show was canceled.
poster


07.04.88 - Tokyo, Japan
notes: The '88 Japanese tour was rescheduled to December.
flyer
ticket


07.06.88 - Tokyo, Japan
notes: The '88 Japanese tour was rescheduled to December.
flyer


07.08.88 - NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan
notes: The '88 Japanese tour was rescheduled to December.
flyer


07.09.88 - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone
audio/video recording?: audio [incomplete?]
notes: This setlist is possibly incomplete. An announcer comes on before the show and says that Axl is having throat problems. Axl rants about how he's not supposed to be singing because doctors fear he might blow his throat out. This show is a benefit for a leukemia foundation.
all access pass
ticket


07.10.88 - NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan
notes: The '88 Japanese tour was rescheduled to December.
flyer


07.10.88 - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Used To Love Her, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Patience, Mama Kin, Sweet Child O' Mine, Nightrain
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Warm-up show before the Aerosmith tour. Profits of the show go to a leukemia foundation. Slash or Izzy plays the theme song from Green Acres before It's So Easy. Axl introduces Steven as "the best drummer in our band!"


07.17.88 - Poplar Creek Music Theatre, Hoffman Estates, IL
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Rocket Queen, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl says that this is the tour they've been wanting to play for 10 years. Steven is introduced as "the best drummer in our band!" Axl gets into a fight with someone during 'Sweet Child O' Mine,' causing him to miss some lines.


07.19.88 - Richfield Coliseum, Richfield, OH
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Rocket Queen, Mr. Brownstone, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Before 'Move To The City,' Axl says they will be releasing that song on an upcoming EP.


07.20.88 - Wheeling Civic Center, Wheeling, WV
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no


07.22.88 - Show Me Center, Cape Girardeau, MO
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no


07.24.88 - Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
photo


07.26.88 - Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
photo


07.27.88 - Hilton Coliseum, Ames, IA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, Rocket Queen, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, It Tastes Good, Don't It?
audio/video recording?: video [incomplete]
notes: This setlist is incomplete. After 'Rocket Queen,' Axl tells the crowd not to waste their money and see The Dead Pool. Axl says that they canceled out of the Iron Maiden tour because he blew out his throat singing "It Tastes Good, Don't It?"


07.29.88 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Paradise City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her, Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl goes off on Wisconsin's police. Axl introduces 'Used To Love Her' by saying, "this is what to do when your sweet child becomes a pain in the ass."


07.30.88 - Val Du Lakes Amphitheatre, Mears, MI
opening for: Aerosmith
set: Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio [incomplete]
notes: This setlist is incomplete. Axl thanks the crowd for taking a record that says 'fuck' a lot [Appetite For Destruction] to the top of the charts. Axl mentions that 'Used To Love Her' was written as a joke with another band's love song in mind.
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08.01.88 - Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no


08.02.88 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Welcome To The Jungle, Used To Love Her, Sweet Child O' Mine, Guitar Solo, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl goes off on Indiana! He says, among other things, that he saw AC/DC play this arena about 7 or 8 years before and that he got arrested at that show. (The AC/DC show was actually on November 28, 1981. Thanks Andreas!) Later he tells the crowd that maybe the band can give them a double album next summer!
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08.04.88 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Used To Love Her
audio/video recording?: video [pro-shot]
notes: Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl goes off on a parking attendant and a cop who tried to stop him from driving into the venue before the show. Axl says that the cop said to him, "fuck your civil rights, I'm the law." Axl introduces Slash as "the devil with the Les Paul."


08.05.88 - Philadelphia Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
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08.06.88 - Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
notes: The crowd was really violent at this show and there wasn't enough security to cover all of them. A lot of fans ran onstage during GN'R's set, prompting the band to end the set early.


08.07.88 - Orange County Fairgrounds, Middletown, NY
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Patience, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Guitar Solo, Blues Jam, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: video
notes: Axl introduces Slash as "evil does have its honest side and it's a man called Slash." The band starts 'You're Crazy' but Axl stops it and says they'll give the fans what they want, so they play 'Sweet Child O' Mine' instead.
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08.09.88 - Cayuga County Fairgrounds, Weedsport, NY
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Another restless crowd like the one at Saratoga Springs three nights before (8.6). Axl described this show as "just, like, psycho."
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08.11.88 - Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
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08.12.88 - Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
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08.13.88 - Pine Knob Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, Mr. Brownstone, It's So Easy, Welcome To The Jungle, Patience, Blues Jam, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Sweet Child O' Mine
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Before 'Patience,' Axl tells he crowd they will be re-releasing Live Like A Suicide on a new EP, GN'R Lies. The show went very poorly for the band so they ended the set 5 minutes early. Backstage after the show, Axl, Izzy & Duff cause a lot of damage, throwing bottles and kicking walls.


08.16.88 - Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
opening for: Aerosmith, Deep Purple
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City, You're Crazy, Out Ta Get Me, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her
audio/video recording?: audio [incomplete]
notes: Footage for the 'Paradise City' video was shot at this show. Axl tells the crowd that they will have a new EP coming out, featuring an acoustic version of 'You're Crazy.' While Slash introduces the Blues Jam, Axl yells at security, calling them “assholes.” Radio ads for this show called the bill "Triple Dynamite."
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08.17.88 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, Mr. Brownstone, Used To Love Her, Move To The City, Patience, Guitar Solo, Instrumental Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine
audio/video recording?: audio
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08.19.88 - Castle Donington Park, Donington, England [soundcheck]
audio/video recording?: no


08.20.88 - Castle Donington Park, Donington, England
on the same bill as: Iron Maiden, Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Helloween
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, You're Crazy, Paradise City, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Patience, Sweet Child O' Mine, Anarchy In The UK [Axl & Lars Ulrich w/ Megadeth]
attendance: 90,000
audio/video recording?: audio, video [incomplete]
notes: Infamous Monsters Of Rock Festival where 2 fans die in the audience during GN'R's set. More footage for the 'Paradise City' video was shot at this show. Several times throughout the set, the band tells the crowd to take a step back because the audience is becoming too crowded. Axl's quote after 'Mr. Brownstone' is haunting – “Don't try to kill each other 'cuz we'd like to see you here again.” During Megadeth's set, Axl & Lars Ulrich join for 'Anarchy In The UK.'
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08.24.88 - Great Woods, Mansfield, MA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl tells the crowd they just got back from Donington and have been hanging out in Boston for the past 3 days. Axl introduces Steven as “The biggest pot-head I've ever seen!” The band jams on 'Ain't Goin' Down' after Slash's guitar solo.
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08.25.88 - Great Woods, Mansfield, MA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, Guitar Solo, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Sweet Child O' Mine
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl does a funny Wrestlemania impression.


08.26.88 - Great Woods, Mansfield, MA
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no


08.28.88 - Buckeye Lake Music Center, Newark, OH
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, My Michelle, Patience, Guitar Solo, Nightrain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle
attendance: 19,800
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: When GN'R hits the stage, Axl says, "Sorry about being late, I ain't used to be up in the fucking daylight, it's kinda strange! This is something from an EP that will be coming out, this is something called 'You're Crazy!'" Axl sees some cameras during 'Patience' and gets really pissed off - "You don't want me to come down there FUCKFACE!" The song is temporarily stopped so Axl can yell at the guy some more.
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08.30.88 - Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, PA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Patience, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: The show is stopped temporarily after 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' because of crowd rowdiness.
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08.31.88 - Pittsburgh Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl thanks the crowd for making 'Welcome To The Jungle' a #1 single. He tells the crowd that Geffen wanted to edit the song, but GN'R fought against it and it didn't happen. Axl introduces Izzy as “My co-partner is crime for the last 15 years!” After his guitar solo, Slash says, “This is our first time in, uh, fuckin' Pittsburgh!” Slash tells the crowd that 'Paradise City' will be their 4th single.
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09.02.88 - Starwood Amphitheatre, Antioch, TN
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
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09.03.88 - St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, MO
opening for: Aerosmith
audio/video recording?: no
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09.07.88 - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
set: Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: video
notes: 1988 MTV Video Music Awards show.
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09.08.88 - Concord Pavilion, Concord, CA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, Instrumental Jam, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Guitar Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl's microphone fails during 'You're Crazy' and the band finishes the song without Axl singing. Slash tries to calm the crowd down after the jam. Axl goes off on girls he calls "psycho-bitches." This is the complete setlist, "Patience" was NOT played at this show.


09.10.88 - Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, My Michelle, Paradise City, Patience, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl complains there are only 4 shows left on the tour and he's lost his throat already. Axl says it's "a pleasure to be back here with a band that plays real rock n roll."
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09.12.88 - Compton Terrace, Chandler, AZ
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Rocket Queen, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Guitar Solo, Paradise City, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle
audio/video recording?: audio


09.14.88 - Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Guitar Solo, Nightrain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl sings 'Bad Time' as an intro to 'Sweet Child O' Mine,' possibly for the first time!
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09.15.88 - Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA
opening for: Aerosmith
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Paradise City, Used To Love Her, Instrumental Jam, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O' Mine, Mama Kin [Axl & Slash w/ Aerosmith]
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Last show on the Aerosmith / GN'R tour. Axl & Slash join Aerosmith during their set for 'Mama Kin.'
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09.17.88 - Texas Stadium, Irving, TX
opening for: INXS
set: Drift Away [Axl vocal intro], You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Interesting 'festival' show, opening for INXS. Last U.S. show of the Appetite tour. T-Shirt #1 is incorrect - this was not the Texxas Jam show.
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12.04.88 - NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan
opening act: ?
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Patience, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Used To Love Her, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Mother / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: GN'R's first show in Japan. Before 'Mr. Brownstone,' Axl says, "This next song is uh, something Mr. Stradlin put together a long time ago, so we'll do this one for Izzy tonight." Before 'My Michelle,' Axl says, "I haven't played with the band for about the last 2 months, we'll see if I can remember this motherfucker, this is something called My Michelle." Steven has a drum solo during 'Rocket Queen.' Slash dedicates 'Welcome To The Jungle' to "the whole fuckin' world!" During 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl tells the crowd that they're "louder than most of the people in America" and that they're "kicking ass!" Before 'Paradise City,' Axl says, "We'll do this one for, uh, Mr. Udo's patience with us!"
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12.05.88 - Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
opening act: ?
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Blues Jam, Welcome To The Jungle, Nightrain, Used To Love Her, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
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12.07.88 - Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo, Japan
opening act: ?
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen, Guitar Solo, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Mother / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Nightrain
encore 1: Sweet Child O' Mine, Used To Love Her
encore 2: Mama Kin, Guitar Jam, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio, video
notes: Axl mentions how all the Japanese fans are following them all over Japan. Steven has a drum solo during Rocket Queen. Slash leads the crowd in a "hey fuckers!" chant. Slash plays a bit of Pink Floyd's "Mother" as an intro to KOHD, something he would later play as an intro to Paradise City on the UYI tour. Izzy shares lead vocals with Axl on Mama Kin, although Axl's voice is more prominent.
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12.09.88 - NHK Hall, Tokyo, Japan
opening act: ?
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Out Ta Get Me, Guitar Solo, Welcome To The Jungle, My Michelle, Rocket Queen
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: A rather short set, the next night (12.10) Axl apologizes for it. After 'You're Crazy,' Axl says, "Well, while we're trying to decide which one of us has the worst hangover up here, we're recording tonight, taping this show for future use. This is something called It's So Easy." Before 'Mr. B,' Axl says, "I did, a lot of interviews yesterday, for Japanese magazines and I get asked this question a lot. It's about 'Do I feel responsible to my audience, or responsible for my audience's actions after being influenced by one of our songs. I don't, you know, think I'm responsible for what someone decides to do because they, they see or hear and art form. But at the same time we care about our audience and I don't want to see anybody get hurt or do something stupid; you gotta use your own common sense. You know you can't fucking go get fucking plastered out of your mind and get in a car and think you're gonna drive on the fucking freeway, that's stupid. Maybe you'll get away with it, maybe you'll have some great times that you can live to tell about but you know, sooner or later you ain't gonna live to tell about shit. So anyway, this next song is about a drug called heroin that possibly made this fuckin' band break up and shut the fuck up asshole [talking to a crowd member]. Anyway, um, basically this is just about anything that gets in the fucking way of, of you attaining your dreams. This is something called Mr. Brownstone." Before his guitar solo, Slash says, "I drank fuckin', since we've been here, more sake than you fuckin' probably the entire country has in its whole fuckin' history!" Steven has a drum solo during 'Rocket Queen.'
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12.10.88 - Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
opening act: ?
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, My Michelle, Guitar Solo, Welcome To The Jungle, Used To Love Her, Rocket Queen, Mother / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Mama Kin, Nightrain, Bad Time [Intro] / Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl says they've been dreaming of playing the Budokan for a long time. After 'My Michelle,' Axl apologizes for playing a short set the night before (12.9). Steven plays a drum solo during 'Rocket Queen.' After 'Mama Kin,' Axl says, "Last night, you know, we played like shit!"
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12.14.88 - Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia
opening act: Kings Of The Sun
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen, My Michelle, Mother / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Guitar Solo, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: GN'R's 1st ever show in Australia. Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl goes off on people that say GN'R Lies isn't true Guns N' Roses. Steven plays a drum solo during 'Rocket Queen.' During 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl says, "No bullshit, you guys are one of the most enthusiastic crowds I've seen in a long time!" After 'Welcome To The Jungle,' Axl mentions that they have a curfew and will be playing straight through the allotted time without any encores.
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12.15.88 - Entertainment Centre, Melbourne, Australia
opening act: Kings Of The Sun
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen, My Michelle, Mother / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Guitar Solo, Nightrain, Used To Love Her, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: video
notes: After 'You're Crazy,' Axl mentions how last night's show (12.14) was one of the most fun nights they've had in a long time. Before 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl says, "Usually we dedicated this song to whatever is pissing us off but I had so many drinks last night I can't remember anything that is pissing me off!" Steven plays a drum solo during 'Rocket Queen.' After 'Rocket Queen,' Axl does a funny Slayer impression because a crowd remember requests a Slayer song. Axl dedicates 'My Michelle' to "our friends" in Metallica. Again Slash plays 'Mother' as an intro to 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door.' Slash leads another "hey fuckers!" chant after 'Welcome To The Jungle.'
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12.17.88 - Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
opening act: The Angels (Angel City), Kings Of The Sun
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Move To The City, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Rocket Queen, My Michelle, Nightrain, Mother / Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Used To Love Her, Guitar Solo, Welcome To The Jungle, Nice Boys
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl thanks Rose Tattoo & Angel City for making good music and being from Australia. Axl mentions that he's been bored and on drugs for the last few days. Steven has a drum solo during 'Rocket Queen.' Before My 'Michelle,' Axl kicks out a fan in the front for throwing stuff at the stage. Axl introduces 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door' as an "oldie." Axl says that they'll be paying overtime fees for playing long. Slash leads yet another "hey fuckers!" chant. 'Nice Boys,' dedicated to Rose Tattoo, closes out the show.
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12.19.88 - Big Top, Mount Smart, Auckland, New Zealand
opening act: Knightshade
set: You're Crazy, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Move To The City, Out Ta Get Me, Patience, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Drum Solo, Used To Love Her, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
attendance: 10,000
audio/video recording?: no
notes: The last show on the Appetite For Destruction tour. After 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl throws buckets of water on some crowd members near the front who were spitting on stage. He threatened that the band would leave if the spitting continued. During 'Used To Love Her,' Axl leaves the stage temporarily because someone in the crowd threw something onstage.
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