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Not Ending In This Lifetime Tour

One day the band won’t be around anymore and people will say “Damn, I wish I could see Guns live again.” Until then, I’m going to enjoy what’s given to me and whatever comes with it.  

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28 minutes ago, todreamofwolves said:

The point of the shows is so they can make the most money possible with the most minimal effort put forth. They haven't announced any other dates other than the half dozen or so that were announced this morning. But worry not, if the band sees a way of making even more money in a specific market I'm certain that they will be there.

To some degree that’s true but this is a bit cynical for me. These shows will be a drop in the bucket financially relative to the “real” NITL shows. 

Maybe they just have fun doing it. Of course, money motivates all of us, but I don’t think this is purely for income purposes since they took home a lot between 2016-2018

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45 minutes ago, nycgunner said:

This leg kind of makes a mockery of the NILT branding. They should have just called it something else. Don’t really get the point of these shows. 

Are these shoes it or has anyone heard of other US dates?

Calling it the NITL is puzzling to me as well, but since it’s all cities that haven’t been toured before with the exception of Vegas then I could see why they went with it.

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19 hours ago, AxlIsGod. said:

This whole tour has been so NA based. As a European its somewhat annoying but I guess we did get two runs anyhow. You guys reckon its partly because of how poorly NewGnR did in the US? Certainly making up for it now...

Indeed it was, but still, Europe had its fair share - 38 shows in 2 years. NA had twice more (88 gigs), but in the US the market itself is bigger and Guns' is an american band after all. So, I'm quite pleased how Europe was treated, especially how shows was spread across the continent. I've attended 3 of them and, of course, as for now want more, but my appetite was mostly fulfilled. 

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18 hours ago, kiwiguns said:

Makes sense given touring is what makes the money these days. Live Nation as the promoter so i presume the venues are owned by live nation or have exclusive right arrangements with live nation. 

U2 are bringing back their "2017 joshua tree tour" in asia next fall, but nobody is complaining.. 

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8 hours ago, RONIN said:

just a 2 hr gig with minimal covers (2-3 max), minimal Axl costume changes (please retire the cowboy get-up from KOHD), and minimal Slash wankery (just end the song instead of adding 2 extra minutes of tasteless noodling). If they do that, even the same old setlist with a few rearranged songs could be made exciting-ish again.

I couldn't agree more. Set list Appetite and LLAS focussed, drop Estranged, Coma and November Rain, one or two ballads  - maybe Dont Cry and Sweet Child, no songs over 5 mins except Rocket Queen and Locomotive, no extended solos, no covers except Nice Boys and Reckless Life followed by ISE to open....and I'd probably cut it down to 90 mins.

I think Axl was leaning in this direction in 2001/02 but it all started to become bloated again like the '92 shows.

I love most of their songs and would have been disappointed if they'd dropped some of the classics when I went to see them and I understand the need to give value for money but the current show is boring. They need to mix it up like they did with the Skin and Bones tour.

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1 hour ago, Italian girl said:

U2 are bringing back their "2017 joshua tree tour" in asia next fall, but nobody is complaining.. 

They've released eight albums in the time Axl's released one and played nearly every song live at some point. 

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19 hours ago, lukepowell1988 said:

Yeah sadly anyone from outside of the UK things England is basically just London.

Yeah, and sadly anyone inside the UK thinks every artist should tour up and down that fucking island. ;-) Most countries only get 1 or 2 shows.

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35 minutes ago, PatrickS77 said:

Yeah, and sadly anyone inside the UK thinks every artist should tour up and down that fucking island. ;-) Most countries only get 1 or 2 shows.

That's cos every other country just ain't the UK best country in the world mate!

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1 hour ago, aliexpress said:

I couldn't agree more. Set list Appetite and LLAS focussed, drop Estranged, Coma and November Rain, one or two ballads  - maybe Dont Cry and Sweet Child, no songs over 5 mins except Rocket Queen and Locomotive, no extended solos, no covers except Nice Boys and Reckless Life followed by ISE to open....and I'd probably cut it down to 90 mins.

I think Axl was leaning in this direction in 2001/02 but it all started to become bloated again like the '92 shows.

I love most of their songs and would have been disappointed if they'd dropped some of the classics when I went to see them and I understand the need to give value for money but the current show is boring. They need to mix it up like they did with the Skin and Bones tour.

wtf!? they had been AFD focused since like '87

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2 hours ago, Flake said:

I am complaining that u2 still exist

Add me to that list please.

 

Asia is having enough problems at the moment with there economy and this trade war in China.

 

Last thing they need as that tosser Bono rocking up.

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28 minutes ago, shotsfired cro said:

wtf!? they had been AFD focused since like '87

Not really... yes in 87/88 as it was their only album but the UYI tour they played 5 songs regularly every night. For  3 hour show I wouldnt exactly say that was focussed. They actually play more on the NITL tour.

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1 hour ago, PatrickS77 said:

Yeah, and sadly anyone inside the UK thinks every artist should tour up and down that fucking island. ;-) Most countries only get 1 or 2 shows.

I don’t think it’s unreasonable of UK fans to want a show in Manchester and Glasgow as well as London seeing as we have one of the highest populations in Europe. The demand is there. 

They haven’t even toured the UK yet, only England. 

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28 minutes ago, MillionsOfSpiders said:

I don’t think it’s unreasonable of UK fans to want a show in Manchester and Glasgow as well as London seeing as we have one of the highest populations in Europe. The demand is there. 

They haven’t even toured the UK yet, only England. 

It sickens me. That ginger bastard claims to have Scottish blood yet continues to play to appease the auld enemy 😂😂😂

In all seriousness they’d quite comfortably be able to pull of Manchester and Glasgow and it puzzled me that we just got the London shows.

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That awkward moment when you are over from the UK and in Chicago the day before the Nebraska date...…. hmmmmmm.

Shame there isn't a direct flight form Lincoln Nebraska to Manchester :lol:.

 

Like others have said it would be easy to sack it off but that nagging "what if they call it a day and this was the last chance you had to see them". There does appear to be a pit on the Lincoln date.

 

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On 6/17/2019 at 2:50 PM, RussTCB said:

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This is the only thing I'm hoping, I was like 'meh, okay' when I saw the announcement. Partially because its in the US and not EU, but even if they did some additional dates here I'm not sure if I'd go out of my way to attend without a surprise in whatever form (totally revamped setlist, additional 'AFD5' member joining, new song(s), whatever).

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3 hours ago, PatrickS77 said:

Yeah, and sadly anyone inside the UK thinks every artist should tour up and down that fucking island. ;-) Most countries only get 1 or 2 shows.

Sure, but then again. We (Netherlands) are rarely skipped in large tours, even though we only have 17,3mil inhabitants. Makes perfect sense if you compare that to (looking at EuroStat Metropolitan Region data as its the most recent here; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_in_Europe) the London Metro Area which alone has 14+mil people living there. And then there's an additional 3,2mil in Manchester region, 4,3 in the West-Midlands (Birmingham) and 1,8mil in Glasgow.

Same goes for Germany, a lot of big hardrock/metal bands do at least 5/6 dates there, but that makes perfect sense, right? You've got Berlin with 5,2mil in the metro area, Hamburg 3,2, Munchen 2,8, Ruhr with 5,1 and Stuttgart with 1,7mil.

We only have Amsterdam with 2,7mil and Rotterdam with 1,9, other then that there's not really much to justify multiple shows. Not saying they cant sell out 2 or 3 stadium shows, but with limited times and all I can understand the choices that are normally made.

Same goes for Austria, right? You've got the Vienna region with 2,8mil, and other then that there's 8,8mil in the whole country, so I'm guessing its not densely populated other than that area. Same for Belgium and some other countries in EU.

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