Throwback Concert: Guns N’ Roses at XL Center 2017

Throwback Concert: Guns N’ Roses at XL Center 2017

By Drew Carrano

The Guns N’ Roses 2020 North American Tour is scheduled to begin in early July in Philadelphia. The summer tour will hit stadiums across the country, including Boston’s Fenway Park and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. We’ll have to wait and see if these shows will even happen, but while we wait, let’s re-visit the last time they played here in Connecticut.

Today’s Throwback Concert:

Guns N’ Roses

Not In This Lifetime Tour

Monday October 23, 2017

The XL Center – Hartford


About The Tour: In late 2015 rumors were swirling across the internet of a possible Guns N’ Roses reunion. It wasn’t until early January 2016 these rumors became reality when Coachella announced a Guns N’ Roses lineup that included Slash and Duff McKagan, along with singer Axl Rose. The “Not In this Lifetime Tour” officially kicked off at the tiny Troubadour (capacity 500) in West Hollywood on April 1, 2016. An April Fools Joke it wasn’t. The band was indeed back together and ready to take over the world again.

The tour would visit nearly 160 cities over a three-and-a-half year period. Many of the show, like in Hartford, were three hours long. Fans were treated to classic GNR anthems like Welcome To The Jungle and Paradise City, to fan favorites like Civil War and Yesterdays, to fantastic covers like AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie (which in Hartford Axl dedicated to the late George Young, who passed away the day before) and The Who’s The Seeker.

According to Pollstar, Guns N’ Roses had the highest grossing global tour of 2017. Not a bad way to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Appetite For Destruction!



  1. It’s So Easy
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Chinese Democracy
  4. Welcome To The Jungle
  5. Double Talkin’ Jive
  6. Better
  7. Estranged
  8. Live and Let Die
  9. Rocket Queen
  10. You Could Be Mine
  11. New Rose (The Damned cover)
  12. This I Love
  13. Prostitute
  14. Civil War
  15. Yesterdays
  16. Coma
  17. Slash Guitar Solo
  18. Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather) (Nino Rota cover)
  19. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  20. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb cover)
  21. Use To Love Her
  22. My Michelle
  23. Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
  24. November Rain
  25. Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden cover)
  26. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover)
  27. Nightrain
  28. Madagascar (encore)
  29. Patience (encore)
  30. Whole Lotta Rosie (AC/DC cover) (encore)
  31. Don’t Cry (encore)
  32. The Seeker (The Who cover) (encore)
  33. Paradise City (encore)



Watch: Guns N’ Roses at XL Center