GUNS N' ROSES have kicked off their summer reunion tour of stadiums across the U.S. with a hit-filled set in Detroit, Michigan.
The reformed rockers - including Slash, drummer Frank Ferrer, bassist Duff MCKagan and frontman Axl Rose - wore Detroit T-shirts onstage at the city's Ford Field on Thursday (23Jun16), as they opened their Not In This Lifetime tour with classics It's So Easy, Mr Brownstone and Welcome to the Jungle.
With a set list similar to their shows back in April (16), the crowd went wild for hits such as Live and Let Die, Sweet Child O’ Mine and November Rain. Guitarist Slash had a treat for fans when he performed a solo of Andy Williams' theme from The Godfather, Speak Softly Love, while MCKagan paid tribute to Michigan native Iggy Pop with a cover of the Stooges' hit Raw Power.
The bassist also paid tribute to late music icon Prince, with a purple symbol on his bass guitar.
Rose also had a surprise for the crowd - his broken foot seemed to be completely healed. The rocker, who initially borrowed the throne used by Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on tour last year (15) after he broke his leg, was nowhere to be seen and he danced onstage to the delight of fans.
Axl recently concluded his first stint touring as the replacement for AC DC frontman Brian Johnson. He'll return to the stage with the Australian rockers later this year after his duties with GUNS N' ROSES are complete.
Closing the show with a rousing rendition of Paradise City, complete with confetti cannons and fireworks, the reformed rockers proved that their previous warm-up dates earlier this year were nothing compared to the real thing.
The band are scheduled to tour until late August (16), with their next date at FedExField in Maryland on Sunday (26Jun16).