Guns N’ Roses’ reported “alternate set” for the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour
The legendary Guns N’ Roses are in the midst of their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour and have pulled a number of surprises thus far including guest appearances by ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young and former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler.
What can also be deemed quite surprising is having guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan play a number of tracks from the Guns N’ Roses‘ album Chinese Democracy even though both had been out of the band by that point for more than a decade.
Guns N’ Roses‘ setlist for their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour has been the source of some criticism including from Sleaze Roxx who stated in its concert review of GNR‘s Toronto tour stop on July 16, 2016: “So what went wrong you may ask? In a nutshell, the setlist that was played simply killed the band’s momentum over and over again throughout the evening.”
Sleaze Roxx went on to state: “What I began to realize was that any track from the raw and 30 million seller Appetite For Destruction was very well received, almost any track from Use Your Illusion I or II was well received but many of the songs’ intricate arrangements lowered the crowd’s energy levels somewhat, and any other song played (aside from the encore “Patience”) really sucked the wind out of the crowd.
What Guns N’ Roses should have been able to do — and certainly what I had seen at my last Steel Panther show — was to only deliver stellar songs that people know and love. Instead, what Guns N’ Roses did was self-indulge playing songs that just about no one wants to hear. I am thinking in particular of “Attitude,” “This I Love” and “Sorry.” What Guns N’ Roses did was charge everyone an arm and a leg for tickets without playing all of the songs that people most likely wanted to hear. Songs that were omitted that would have been amazing to hear live include “My Michelle,” “Used To Love Her,” “14 Years,” “Yesterdays,” “Dust N’ Bones” and anything from the Live ?!*@ Like A Suicide EP. What Guns N’ Roses did was play four songs from their disappointing album Chinese Democracy. What Guns N’ Roses did was self-indulge in long jams, solos and snippets of songs from other artists.”
After the Toronto show, one Guns N’ Roses‘ concert attendee posted what the group seemingly had as an alternative setlist, which unfortunately was not used for the Toronto show.