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GUNS N' ROSES Debuted An AC/DC Cover & Dusted Off A Few Classics At Portugal Tour Opener

The band covered "Walk All Over You" from AC/DC's Highway to Hell album.

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Guns N' Roses kicked off their European/UK summer tour with a big bang, busting out a new cover of AC/DC's Walk All Over You," as well as some classic Guns gems that have been on the shelf for two decades – "Reckless Life" from the 1988 Lies EP, and the Appetite for Destruction version of "You're Crazy," which haven't been performed live by GNR since 1993 and 1991, respectively.

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You can check out some fan shot footage of these smokin' performances below.

GNR are of course no strangers in the AC/DC orbit. They would regularly perform the Aussie rockers' "Whole Lotta Rosie" throughout their first incarnation and was widely found on many Guns live bootlegs in the late 80s and early 90s. And, of course, there was Axl Rose's brief tenure with AC/DC, filling in for Brian Johnson in 2016.

In Portugal, the set list also included the two newest GNR tracks, "Hard Skool" and "Absurd," that latter originally a song called "Silkworms" that was performed on the Chinese Democracy tour but was updated and recorded by the current GNR lineup in 2021.

The complete set list can be found below:

  1. “It’s So Easy”
  2. “Mr. Brownstone”
  3. “Chinese Democracy”
  4. “Slither” (Velvet Revolver cover)
  5. “Double Talkin’ Jive”
  6. “Welcome To The Jungle”
  7. “Better”
  8. “Coma”
  9. “Reckless Life”
  10. “Estranged”
  11. “Shadow Of Your Love”
  12. “Walk All Over You” (AC/DC cover)
  13. “Live And Let Die”
  14. “You Could Be Mine”
  15. “Hard Skool”
  16. “Absurd”
  17. “Civil War”
  18. Guitar Solo (Slash)
  19. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”
  20. “Rocket Queen”
  21. “I Wanna Be Your Dog” (The Stooges cover)
  22. “November Rain”
  23. “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”
  24. “Nightrain”
  25. “Patience”
  26. “You’re Crazy”
  27. "Paradise City"

As for the remainder of dates on this latest trek through Britain and Europe on GNR's seemingly endless Not In This Lifetime tour, they can be found below.

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6/7 Seville, SPA – Estadio Benito Villamarin
6/11 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rocks
6/15 Stavanger, NOR – Forus Travbane
6/18 Prague, CZE – Letnany Airport
6/20 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy
6/23 Groningen, NET – Stadspark
6/25 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
6/28 Dublin, IRE – Marlay Park
7/1 London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
7/2 London, UK – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
7/5 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Green
7/8 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion
7/10 Milan, IITA – San Siro Stadium
7/13 Vienna, AUT – Enrst Happel Stadium
7/15 Hanover, GER – HDI Arena

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