Tour Dates
Asia & Europe Aug. 2002:

Setlists / Reviews:

August 14th, 2002 - Hong Kong, China @ Hall 3, HKCEC (Summer Sonic 2002)
Setlist: Welcome to The Jungle, It's so Easy, Mr. Browstone, Live And Let Die, Think About You, You Could Be Mine, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Madagascar, Buckethead solo stuff (nunchakus, breakdance, Star Wars theme), Piano solo, November Rain, Out Ta Get Me, Rocket Queen, Chinese Democracy, Patience, Nightrain, My Michelle

Encore: Paradise City

 
 
Notes: First show of the Chinese Democracy World Tour and it's in China! As The band came on late, maybe 90 minutes after the opening band.

Before GN'R played Chinese Democracy, Axl told a little anecdote why the new album is called "Chinese Democracy". He said it was because he saw a photo taken in Hong Kong, which he's using as the new album cover. Then he showed it on the video screens. It was a black and white picture of a bicycle with a basket, and in the wall behind it, someone had grafittied "guns n roses". During Paradise City there were pictures of Hong Kong on the video screen.

Opening act: Fake?

Poster (Thanks Eric)

Pictures

 

August 17th, 2002 - Urayasu, Japan @ Chiba Marine Stadium (SummerSonic festival '02)
Setlist: Welcome to the Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live and Let Die, Think About You, You Could Be Mine, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Out Ta Get Me, Buckethead solo, Rhiad And The Bedouins, Madagascar, November Rain, The Blues, Buckethead solo, Patience, Rocket Queen, Robin Finck solo, Chinese Democracy, Nightrain

Encore: Paradise City

 
 
Notes: First Japanese show of the tour in front of 30,000 people. One of GN'R's fog machines was mounted way up high in the lights blew up right before showtime, showering the stage with slippery fog oil. GN'R ended up being 40 min late, while tech guys used just about every towel in the stadium to make the stage safe.

With: Weezer, Mongol800, The Hives, Andrew W.K., Hoobastank, Murderdolls, Quarashi

 

August 18th, 2002 - Osaka, Japan @ WTC Open Air Stadium (SummerSonic festival '02)
Setlist: Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr.Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Think About You, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Out Ta Get Me, Rhiad And The Bedouins, Madagascar, Buckethead guitar solo, November Rain, Rocket Queen, Nightrain, The Blues, Chinese Democracy, Buckethead Acoustic Solo, Patience

Encore: Robin Finck Guitar Solo, Paradise City

 
 
Notes: It was raining in Osaka during the GN'R show so Axl whistled "Singing In The Rain" before You Could Be Mine and sang 'cold Osaka rain' in November Rain.

With: Weezer, Dragon Ash, Andrew W.K., Hoobastank, Murderdolls, Quarashi, Mongol800

 

August 23rd, 2002 - Leeds, England @ Temple Newsam Park (Leeds Festival (Main Stage))
Setlist: Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Think About You, You Could Be Mine, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Out Ta Get Me, Madagascar, Buckethead Solo (incl. When Johnny Comes Marching Home / Star Wars), November Rain, The Blues, Patience, Rocket Queen, Nightrain

Encores: Robin Finck solo, Paradise City

 
 
Notes: Show starts at 11.10pm with 30000 people packed into the Temple Newsam park. Before November Rain Axl informed the crowd that the city council and promoters want them to stop playing because it was after 12

For the encore Axl introduced Mr Robin Finck who then played a short solo which became the intro to Paradise City.

With: Prodigy, The Offspring, Slipknot, Incubus, NO FX, Puddle Of Mudd, Amen, Hundred Reasons, The Dillinger Escape Plan

Pics: Ticket | Wristband (Thanks AG for the scans)

Reviews: virtualfestivals.com | NME.com | BBC

 

August 24th, 2002 - Hasselt-Kiewit, Belgium (Pukkelpop)
Setlist: Welcome to The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Think about You, You Could Be Mine, Sweet Child O Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Out Ta Get Me, Madagascar, Rhiad And The Bedouins, Buckethead Solo 1, Chinese Democracy, Piano Intro By Axl, November Rain, The Blues, Patience, Rocket Queen, Buckethead Solo 2 (with Halloween Theme), My Michelle, Nightrain

Encores: Robin Finck's Intro to Paradise City, Paradise City

 
 
Notes: The show starts after midnight local time (one hour after the scheduled start).

With: Suede, Stereo MC's, 16 Horsepower, Hundred Reasons, Disturbed, Filter, 't Hof van Commerce

Wristband | Ticket (Thanks Kiki for the scans)

 

August 26th, 2002 - London, England @ Docklands Arena [SOLD OUT!]
Setlist: Intro,Welcome To The Jungle, It's So Easy, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Think About You, You Could Be Mine, Robin Finck solo, Sweet Child O' Mine, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Out Ta Get Me, Chinese Democracy, Madasgascar, Rhiad & The Bedouins, Buckethead solo (Nunchucks & Star Wars), Axl Piano Solo, November Rain, The Blues, Buckethead solo 2, Rocket Queen, Patience, My Michelle, Nightrain

Encores: Robin Finck solo 2, Paradise City

 
 
Notes: Sold out show!

Opening act: Weezer

Poster | Add |Ticket (Thanks to AG for poster & ticket scans)

Reviews: Evening Standard | Independent | NME | Times Online

 

August 29th, 2002 - New York @ Radio City Music Hall (MTV Video Music Awards 2002)
Setlist: Welcome To The Jungle / Madagascar / Paradise City  
 
Notes: GN'R closed the 2002 MTV VMAs with a medley of Welcome To The Jungle, Madagascar and Paradise City!

Axl gave a short interview to MTV's Kurt Loder right after the performance.

 

 
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