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05/27/17 - Dublin, IE - Slane Castle

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22 hours ago, slash(dean) said:

What a gig! As much as people are moaning about the setlist and stuff, I thought there was a great balance in it. When I heard Slash & Duff were coming back I was praying that CD would not be swept under the carpet (kind of like what Metallica did With St.Anger and that other album they did with Lou Reed). But to hear them play a few of the songs is great to see.

I have to say though, and I might have just missed it while skipping through all of the pages on here - No mention of how amazing New Rose was?!? I always rated Frank from the 'CD tour' lineup and was delighted that they kept him on because Matt Sorum could never really pull off that Damned cover properly, and Adler probably wouldnt be able for it these days. 

Nice Balance between all of the albums in my opinion, and an absolutely cracking show!

As for Slane as a venue - Any Irish music fan knows how iconic Slane concerts are, but also how much of a pain in the arse the place is to get to and from. This was my first time there and I had been well warned, but in fairness I expected a lot worse. Yeah I was sitting on a bus in the carpark for about 2hrs but Ive heard of people walking 4/5hrs to get home.

Just praying that they do an arena tour with this lineup over the next few years because with the 3arena sounding so well Id say that would blow everyone away!

+1 to everything you've said! I loved the CD songs too, I enjoyed them way more than the recorded versions. They are awesome live and it is beyond cool to have Slash and Duff playing them. The balance between all albums and covers, plus the tribute to Chris Cornell, was outstanding.

21 hours ago, Blake Sabbath said:

Exactly, the same scenario for me for both London shows.. Fuck I'll be pissed if I can't be on Slash's side for at least 1 night

Yeah I found this a bit of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong I love Duff. But I missed out on a lot of Slash's stuff, which I'm only catching up on now by watching other people's videos on here :)

Fingers crossed there won't be the stupid barrier down the middle of GC in London.

20 hours ago, AFD5 said:

Tbh that's a cracking set list there reall is something for everyone hits, cover versions, even an acoustic Patience. 

I'm glad you reminded me about the acoustic Patience - I wasn't expecting Patience and it was amazing. And Axl's whistling!! One of his underrated skills!! ;)

15 hours ago, IncitingChaos said:

Nice tribute! On a technical level I like Axl's voice here. When he's switching between the high notes and low notes Is when it sounds weird to people. The high notes aren't off by much though, when Axl is on those notes are rounded out with a hint of rasp that gets you closer to that classic Axl high vocals that he had in 06 and could pull off a clean sound...now the note is rounded out by sounding like he's run out of air. Not sure why that is but in a more humid environment like Houston he can hit it. 

Also with AC/DC he compensates this by going up an octave to put more on the note dissipating the weaker notes. I think he could have done the same here but might possibly feel during a tribute that it's not the best time to showcase yourself and instead try to respect the original sound...who knows. 

Beautiful song though, love Axl and Duff singing together. 

I really enjoyed your comments about technical aspects of Axl's singing, I'm not knowledgable on this aspect, it's making me appreciate his artistry even more.

14 hours ago, no1gooner said:

What a fantastic show. I still can't believe the big three were back together and there in front of me. It could only have been better if all five were there. I've seen them every time they've been in Ireland and enjoyed every one. For me it would be hard to pick between 92 and Saturday night. 92 was hayday, Saturday night was longer. 

Almost 3 hours of non stop rock. I echo most of what has been said in terms of energy. They really brought their A game from start to finish. Everyone was on their game, including Frank. Richard is super talented and really compliments Slash perfectly and never tries to step into the limelight. 

Slane is a great venue. The big issue is getting in and more so out, but that's been covered already.

Thought the sound was great, maybe a little off at the start, but soon put right. I am a big fan off all GNR material. I followed NuGNR and really liked Chinese. But is it just me that thinks they didn't work as well as they should live. Can't really put my finger on it, but the mix didn't seem 100% on most CD songs bar This I Love. Also a few times you couldn't hear Axl in the mix and then next line he was way too loud in the mix. Is it that they layer the CD songs with tracks and it's harder to get the mix right. I'm no sound expert so not sure. Just my recollection, but I think they worked better live before, in particular in 06. But Maybe it was that they did SOD and Madagascar back then. But from memory CD and Better also sounded better back then. Don't get me wrong I thought they were really good, but lacking something. Proabably just nitpicking. On a side note, maybe I'm wrong but I guess it's easier to mix the sound at an ACDC gig. A lot of the songs are similar, where as GNR have a varied range of song types.

Great setlist. Long and something for everyone. I got to hear Estranged with Slash live at last. Coma was epic too. Loved Civil War and thought the acoustic Patience was great. TIL with Slash was great also. BHS was a real treat and suits them perfectly. Be a great one to add to the set. And of course the classics were all great too. Would have loved Catcher, but you can't have it all.

Of course casual fans will complain about the songs they weren't familiar with. It's the same for most artists. Sure when an unfamiliar song is played the casual fans go quiet and like it or not it does take a bit from the atmosphere. Bigger stadiums will result in more casual fans, so more of an issue I guess. I can understand it, but didn't bother me though.

Praying they will play an indoor gig here next year and I can get a ticket. Until then I hope you guys that will see them this Summer have a blast.If I win the lotto I will join you. Enjoy every minute, cause it flies by.

Love your review, thanks for writing it. Your comment about 92 versus 2017 is so good to hear for me having just been to my first Guns gig!!

I would so love an indoor gig here too. I was praying for 3Arena last year before the venue was announced. Even Croker would have been better for the attendee experience. Shane sucks as a venue in terms of access and waiting times for everything. On the plus side it's magic visually.

14 hours ago, MrSoftie said:

Hate to admit it but it was pretty good live. :lol:

Can't find it now but I really enjoyed your review of the gig. Where were you standing??

14 hours ago, FallToPieces65 said:

The seeker fucking rocked here!

I had only heard Seeker once before Saturday. It's a crowd pleaser and a great, short 'n' sweet song. It was mind blowing how much the crowd loved it. Axl nailed it vocally.

13 hours ago, IncitingChaos said:

Can we get a thread of Axl runs 

4:52 in second video...he's moving at a solid 4-5 mph here haha

my contribution 

Ha a thread of Axl runs, brilliant idea! How he can run and sing without getting out of breath I just don't know. I'm over a decade younger than him and I can't even run and talk!!

13 hours ago, OJones90 said:

So here's my story for anyone interested!

OH and to top it all off, GNR Airways was next to our plane @ Dublin Airportl! The stewardess was extremely excited when I was boarding and said it had been there for 4 hours already, she kept checking but no sign of them haha.


Thanks for reading, good fucking night!!

Awesome review, thank you! So glad you had a good time in little ol' Ireland! I'm still floating on a cloud after it.

10 hours ago, IncitingChaos said:

hes very capable. Or his voice coach is capable of getting him to sound good on anything...just takes some effort 

Totally. I don't understand negative reviews of Axl's voice after Saturday, especially based on scopes/video clips only. Live he sounds fucking amazing. He is a consummate professional and clearly takes good care of his voice. 

4 minutes ago, Carburetta said:

Beautiful review Money Honey, I was there too and loved it.

Out of likes, thanks so much. Where were you in the crowd??

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On 5/28/2017 at 11:05 PM, IncitingChaos said:

It kills live but I agree I think TWAT and Better need to take a seat. I hate the song on the album but Shacklers was a song that was awesome live, and SOD isn't bad live either 

if we have to have a CD song take those spots that would be my choice. CD Shacklers and SOD. But I can't believe You're Crazy has yet to make the set. 

I've been waiting to see Shackler's since the beginning of this tour.. Such a powerful song and pretty sure Slash will kill it.

As for SoD, I will change it with Madagascar. Really missed that one too.

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36 minutes ago, blackrose87 said:

Anyone else bummed that it's all done??! On a wierd come down today!! I need another summer GNR live fix!!

That post-show depression kept me going to 'one more show' until budget was shot.

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42 minutes ago, blackrose87 said:

Anyone else bummed that it's all done??! On a wierd come down today!! I need another summer GNR live fix!!

This is why i booked 7 shows and working all the over time i can to pay for it :lol:

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It really was my best GNR experience ever so far!! Slane....a castle....83.000 people...madness....what a night. I made some short clips. These 2 are my favorites...I also did put others on youtube





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3 hours ago, blackrose87 said:

Anyone else bummed that it's all done??! On a wierd come down today!! I need another summer GNR live fix!!

I'm trying very hard to find it in my budget to do another show this summer...

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Thanks to everyone that has written great review for the show. A few words from me - out of the emotions that every fan would normally feels, especialy in the golden circle.

I think that was a great start for the European tour - because of the venue and because of the setlist.

The most influential moments for me:
BHS - a really emotional performance.
Coma - because I thought it would be replaced by BHS. I think the performance was really good.
TWAT - it was a surprise that they included it in the encore. Very happy for hearing it live.

Wish everyone  great emotionas in the next shows.

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5 hours ago, Axl_morris said:

This is why i booked 7 shows and working all the over time i can to pay for it :lol:

you hero!!

2 hours ago, MrSoftie said:

I'm trying very hard to find it in my budget to do another show this summer...

me too. totally gonna hit another show in europe!!

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43 minutes ago, Carburetta said:

Slane held almost Vegas levels of enjoyment for me. In someways it surpassed it, can't speak higher of the event than that.

They weren't the right words actually, I didn't enjoy it more, but in someways Slane was better. Axl kicked serious ass in Slane and the crowd was obviously amazing. Anyway, that's enough from me on the subject! Onwards to London.

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