Video footage of Guns N’ Roses performing new song “Absurd” live for the first time in Boston

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Video footage of Guns N’ Roses performing new song “Absurd” live for the first time in Boston

More than a decade after releasing their last studio album Chinese Democracy, Guns N’ Roses have unveiled a new song by playing the track “Absurd” live for the first time at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA yesterday evening on August 3, 2021. This is the first new original¬†Guns N’ Roses song featuring lead vocalist Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan since the release of the Use Your Illusion albums I & II back in 1991. The song “Absurd” appears to have previously been called “Silkworms” and was last played live in 2001.

Guns N’ Roses’ setlist on August 3, 2021 (as per setlist.fm):
01. It’s So Easy
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Chinese Democracy
04. Welcome To The Jungle
05. Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)
06. Double Talkin’ Jive
07. Estranged
08. Live And Let Die (Wings cover)
09. You’re Crazy
10. Better
11. Rocket Queen
12. You Could Be Mine
13. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges cover)
14. Absurd
15. Civil War
16. Dead Horse
17. Slash Guitar Solo
18. Sweet Child O’ Mine
19. November Rain
20. Knocking’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover with Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed” intro)
21. Nightrain
Encore:
22. Paradise City

Guns N’ Roses performing “Absurd” live at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA on August 3, 2021 (video by efreitag):