1989 Setlist Almanac



01.30.89 - Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
set: Patience
audio/video recording?: video
notes: 1989 American Music Awards. Don Henley fills in for Steven Adler on drums.
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02.18.89 - The Record Plant / Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
set: Patience
notes: This was the video shoot for 'Patience.'


02.19.89 - The Record Plant / Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
set: Patience
notes: This was the video shoot for 'Patience.'


07.21/22.89 - The Loft, New York, NY
set: Mama Kin, Rock And Roll, Satisfaction, Paranoid
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Axl & Izzy jam with some members of The Cult - Ian Astbury, Jamie Stewart & future GN'R drummer Matt Sorum. From around 4 a.m. till 8 a.m., playing Aerosmith, Stones & Black Sabbath covers! This setlist is incomplete.
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review


08.26.89 - New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
set: Free Fallin', Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl joins Tom Petty for these 2 songs. This relationship came about because of Axl's fondness for Petty's 'Free Fallin.'
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09.06.89 - Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
set: Free Fallin', Heartbreak Hotel
audio/video recording?: video
notes: 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. Axl & Izzy join Tom Petty for 2 songs.
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ticket


10.10.89 - The Cathouse, Hollywood, CA
set: It's So Easy
notes: This was the video shoot for 'It's So Easy.'
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10.11.89 - The Cathouse, Hollywood, CA
audio/video recording?: no
notes: One of the 2 warmup gigs GN'R played before they opened for The Rolling Stones.
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10.13.89 - Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
opening act: Wolfsbane
set: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
audio/video recording?: no
notes: One of the 2 warmup gigs GN'R played before they opened for The Rolling Stones. The band played a near-two-hour set and "Knockin'" is the only known-song played. This show also was the Rip Magazine 3rd Anniversary Party.


10.18.89 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
opening for: The Rolling Stones
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Move To The City, Patience, My Michelle, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O' Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio, video [incomplete]
notes: Before the 1st song, Axl gives his famous 'One In A Million' speech. Before 'Mr. Brownstone,' Axl says that unless some people stop dancing with 'Mr. Brownstone,' these will be the last GN'R shows (referring to the opening dates for the Stones). Axl falls off the stage during 'Out Ta Get Me!,' later he says it was due to bad footwork. The 'Suicide Horns Section,' featuring Duff's brother Matt, play horns on 'Move To The City.'
Axl's guest pass
Duff's backstage pass
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poster
review
ticket


10.19.89 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
opening for: The Rolling Stones
set: Mr. Brownstone, It's So Easy, Out Ta Get Me, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, Guitar Solo, Rocket Queen, Sweet Child O' Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Guitar Solo, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio, video [incomplete]
notes: Slash addresses the crowd before the show, saying among other things that GN'R will not be a weak band and fall apart because of drug use. After 'Mr. Brownstone,' Axl apologizes for what he said the night before (10.18). Axl dedicates 'Out Ta Get Me' to psycho bitches! Again the 'Suicide Horns Section,' featuring Duff's brother Matt, play horns on 'Move To The City.' Axl plays bass guitar during 'Rocket Queen'! Axl refers to falling off the stage last night (10.18).
after show guest pass
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ticket


10.21.89 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
opening for: The Rolling Stones
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, My Michelle, Guitar Solo, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Welcome To The Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: 'Out Ta Get Me,' Axl says there hasn't been anyone in rock n roll to crucify in a while, so now it might as well be GN'R & Axl Rose. Again the 'Suicide Horns Section,' featuring Duff's brother Matt, play horns on 'Move To The City.'
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ticket


10.22.89 - Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
opening for: The Rolling Stones
set: It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Out Ta Get Me, Welcome To The Jungle, Move To The City, I Was Only Joking [Intro] / Patience, My Michelle, Guitar Solo, Rocket Queen, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door
encore: Paradise City
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Last opening show for The Rolling Stones, which is also last show ever for GN'R as an opening band! 'Out Ta Get Me' is dedicated to overbearing authority figures. Once again the 'Suicide Horns Section,' featuring Duff's brother Matt, play horns on 'Move To The City.' During 'Knockin' On Heaven's Door,' Axl says 'C'mon people, we gotta warm you up for the greatest rock n roll band in the world The Rolling Stones!"
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ticket


12.06.89 - Mates Rehearsal, North Hollywood, CA
set: Don't Damn Me [#1], Don't Damn Me [#2], Garden Of Eden, Locomotive, Dust N' Bones
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Use Your Illusion rehearsals. Duff partially sings 'Dust N' Bones.'


12.12.89 - Whisky A Go Go, Hollywood, CA
set: Dead, Jail Or Rock N' Roll [w/ Axl], Looking At You [w/ Slash]
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Slash & Axl join Mike Monroe for these songs.


12.13.89 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, CA
set: White Light / White Heat
audio/video recording?: no
notes: Axl & Slash join Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson from Mott-The-Hoople to jam on this classic Velvet Underground drug anthem.
photo


12.17.89 - Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
set: Salt Of The Earth
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: The first of 3 nights when Axl & Izzy join the Stones for this classic Stones song.


12.19.89 - Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
set: Salt Of The Earth
audio/video recording?: video, audio
notes: Axl & Izzy join The Rolling Stones for this song. This concert was on Pay-Per-View and also broadcast on FM radio stations.
backstage pass
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poster
ticket


12.20.89 - Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ
set: Salt Of The Earth, Mixed Emotions [w/ Axl]
audio/video recording?: audio
notes: Axl & Izzy again join The Rolling Stones the next night for "Salt Of The Earth." Axl sings background vocals on "Mixed Emotions" as well.
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12.xx.89 - Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA
audio/video recording?: no
notes: At the end of Andrew Dice Clay's set at the Forum, Slash and possibly Duff and/or Izzy play 2-3 songs with Dice (on drums) to close the show.














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