Tour Dates GN'R
 

>> Back Taiwan, South Korea & Japan: December 2009:  

Setlists / Notes:

December 11th, 2009 - Taipei, Taiwan @ Taipei City Stadium
Setlist: Chinese Democracy, Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, If The World, Live And Let Die, Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond), There Was A Time, Frank Ferrer drum solo, Tommy Stinson bass solo/My Generation (The Who cover with Tommy on lead vocals), I.R.S., Rocket Queen, Dizzy Reed Piano Solo/Street Of Dreams, Dj Ashba Guitar Solo (The Ballad of Death)/Sweet Child O' Mine, Jam/November Rain, Ron Thal Guitar Solo (Pink Panther), You Could Be Mine, Shackler's Revenge, Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Encore: This I Love, Jam/Better, Paradise City

 
 
Notes: It starts raining during the show so Axl changes the lyrics of November Rain to acknowledge it. The crowd loves it.

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December 13th, 2009 - Seoul, South Korea @ Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena
Setlist: Chinese Democracy, Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Shackler's Revenge, There Was A Time, Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond), Live And Let Die, Frank Drum Solo, Sorry, Rocket Queen, Dj Ashba Guitar Solo (The Ballad of Death)/Sweet Child O' Mine, Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust)/Street of Dreams, You Could Be Mine, Jam (Black Betty), My Generation, Jam, Axl Piano Solo (Someone Saved My Life Tonight)/November Rain, Walk On The Wild Side, Better, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Ron Thal Guitar Solo (Pink Panther), Paradise City  
 
Notes: Show in a chilly Seoul. After It's So Easy, Axl greets the crowd with "Seoul! Korea! Very good to be here with you tonight. Thank you for having us!".

After Mr. Brownstone he asks the crowd if they thought he was going to be there.

You Could Be Mine features footage of Formula 1 racing on the video screen. The band jams on Lou Reed's song Walk On The Wild Side and Axl also plays Elton John's Someone Saved My life Tonight before November Rain.

Opening act: GUMX

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December 16th, 2009 - Osaka, Japan @ Kyocera Dome Osaka
Setlist: Chinese Democracy, Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Shackler's Revenge, If The World, Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond), Live And Let Die, Sorry, Rocket Queen, Prostitute, Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust)/Street of Dreams, Scraped, Frank Drum Solo/You Could Be Mine, Jam (Waiting On A Friend), Axl Piano Solo (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road/Someone Saved My Life Tonight)/November Rain, I.R.S., Dj Ashba Guitar Solo (The Ballad of Death)/Sweet Child O' Mine, Catcher In The Rye, Out Ta Get Me, Ron Thal Guitar Solo (Pink Panther), Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Whole Lotta Rosie, This I Love, Nightrain

Encores: Madagascar, Better, Sonic Reducer (Tommy on lead vocals), Patiece, Don't Cry/Paradise City

 
 
Notes: Longest show on this tour so far, over three hours.

The band jams on the Rolling Stones' Waiting On A Friend while the piano is brought out for November Rain. It's followed by Axl playing Elton John's Someone Saved My Life Tonight.

Before Whole Lotta Rosie, Bumblefoot plays some Number Of The Beast riffs.

Whole Lotta Rosie is played with the piano out. It was brought out for the next song in the set, This I Love, but ended up being used on both songs. "A little impromptu there. I just can't believe I remembered the fucking verses. I think I sang that last time at the Marquee in England."

Plenty of surprises and first performances in the set.

Tommy sings a cover of the Dead Boys' Sonic Reducer.

The band starts playing Don't Cry, Axl sings it but they don't perform the song in full. They then start Paradise City.

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December 19th, 2009 - Tokyo, Japan @ Tokyo Dome
Setlist: Chinese Democracy, Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Catcher In The Rye, Sorry, Jam (Love Hangover [Diana Ross]/I Want You Back [The Jackson 5])/If The World, Richard Fortus Guitar Solo (James Bond), Live And Let Die, Dizzy Reed Piano Solo (Ziggy Stardust)/Street of Dreams, You Could Be Mine, Rocket Queen, My Michelle, Dj Ashba Guitar Solo (The Ballad of Death)/Sweet Child O' Mine, Shackler's Revenge, I.R.S., Axl Piano Solo (Goodbye Yellow Brick Road/Someone Saved My Life Tonight)/November Rain, Whole Lotta Rosie, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Scraped, Prostitute, This I Love, Frank Drum Solo (including We Will Rock You jam)/Out Ta Get Me, Ron Thal Guitar Solo (Pink Panther), Don't Cry, Nightrain

Encore: Madagascar, There Was A Time, My Generation (Tommy on lead vocals), Better, Rhinestone Cowboy/Patience, Nice Boys, Paradise City

 
 
Notes: The longest show in GN'R history.

The band jams a bit on the Diana Ross' "Love Hangover" and Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" before If The World

"Ever feel like you're in a, perpetually in a bad episode of The Simpsons? [Bumblefoot plays the Simpsons theme song] No see, he had another cartoon, and I was actually in that one. Used to be in the L.A. Weekly. The angriest dog in the world. He was just paralyzed at the end of his chain. That's all the cartoon was!"

After the song, Axl tells the crowd a story about This I Love: "When we were putting that song together, we had all this other stuff done, before that little wind part. And the wind part was our little joke. So like, we're listening to like "OK is the timing right? Is the modulation on the piano right? There's that stupid wind part!" It was really fun. And after that, I call the next section with the horns… I don't know why, but that's my Deer Hunter section. Mr Pitman, the disco destroyer… Mr Chris Pitman he wrote the Deer Hunter section."

Before Patience, Axl sings Glen Campbell's Rhinestone Cowboy.

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