Axl Rose Tumbles Onstage On London Show
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During a Guns N’ Roses concert in London, England, on Friday night, Axl Rose had an unexpected fall on stage while performing the song “Bad Obsession.”
It was drizzling, and as he walked backward too quickly without paying attention, he briefly stumbled. The 61-year-old singer quickly recovered and continued singing.
After completing another song, Rose jokingly mentioned the slippery stage to the 60,000-strong crowd saying:
“I don’t want to jinx it, but hopefully, I’ve got all the slip and sliding out of the way.”
Immediately after their headline performance at the Glastonbury Festival, Guns N’ Roses took the stage at BST Hyde Park and delivered an extensive three-hour set. As part of their setlist, they performed cover versions of “Live And Let Die” by Paul McCartney’s band Wings and “Down On The Farm” by the punk group U.K. Subs.
The setlist, consisting of 27 songs, started with “It’s So Easy” and included “Slither,” a song from Velvet Revolver, a band that guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan were part of during their break from Guns N’ Roses in the early 2000s.
Guns N’ Roses’ North American tour starts on August 5 in Moncton, NB at Medavie Blue Cross Stadium. On August 21, they are scheduled to perform at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, and on August 24, they will be playing at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The tour concludes on October 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, at BC Place.
Meanwhile, according to reports, the band is currently in the process of creating a new studio album. It will be the first released under the name Guns N’ Roses since Chinese Democracy in 2008. Additionally, it will mark the first time since 1993 that Rose, Slash, and McKagan collaborated on a record together.
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