Guns N’ Roses Kicks Off Their Residency at the Hard Rock Hotel

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Photos: © Erik Kabik/
Photos: © Erik Kabik/

Legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses marked its triumphant return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel to launch its second residency, An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!, on Wednesday.

Actor and friend of the band Nicolas Cage helped kicked off the sold-out show by getting concertgoers amped up as Guns N’ Roses prepared to take Las Vegas by storm. Within seconds of his exit, guitarist DJ Ashba elevated into the air on a center stage platform overlooking the crowd followed by a firework display during which vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, and drummer Frank Ferrer appeared alongside him. In true Guns N’ Roses fashion, the band welcomed everyone to the jungle with its all-new, never-before-seen production.

Throughout the show, fans were wowed with the over-the-top production, which included large LED screens above and around the stage, fireworks and laser displays, beautiful dancers, platforms and more. In addition to the elaborate theatrics, Guns N’ Roses delivered a set-list full of its biggest hits including “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Estranged,” an intimate piano rendition of “November Rain” by Rose and more. Spotted in the crowd was model Jenna Jameson.

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