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Guns N’ Roses performs AC/DC’s “Back In Black” live for the first time

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Guns N’ Roses performs AC/DC’s “Back In Black” live for the first time

Guns N’ Roses started their European tour in June and after playing AC/DC’s classic song from the Bon Scott era “Walk All Over You” in Portugual on June 4, they played “Back In Black”, originally sang by Brian Johnson in Spain on June 7. It seems that covers from the Australian Hard Rock band will be present on their setlists for this tour.


The band has been covering many songs on their setlists since guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan returned to the band in 2016, same year that vocalist Axl Rose helped AC/DC by becoming their singer on the remaining tour dates they had that year because Johnson couldn’t do them due to hearing problems.

Watch Guns N’ Roses covering AC/DC’s “Back In Black” for the first time:

Another constant cover on the band’s setlists is Velvet Revolver’s “Slither”, the supergroup that Slash and Duff were part in the 00s with drummer Matt Sorum and singer Scott Weiland. The Stooges ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ and Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ are also other versions the band plays live that were not originally covered in studio by them.

Setlist at Seville, Spain on June 7

  1. It’s So Easy
  2. Mr. Brownstone
  3. Chinese Democracy
  4. Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)
  5. Double Talkin’ Jive
  6. Welcome to the Jungle (Link Wray’s “Rumble” intro)
  7. Back in Black (AC/DC cover) (Live debut)
  8. Absurd
  9. Rocket Queen
  10. Reckless Life
  11. Live and Let Die (Wings cover)
  12. Estranged
  13. You Could Be Mine
  14. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges cover) (Duff on lead vocals)
  15. Hard Skool
  16. Civil War
  17. Slash Guitar Solo (Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign” jam)
  18. Sweet Child o’ Mine
  19. November Rain
  20. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Bob Dylan cover) (Alice Cooper’s “Only Women
  21. Bleed” intro)
  22. Nightrain
  23. Coma
  24. Patience (The Beatles’ “Blackbird” intro)
  25. Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb cover) (Tour debut)
  26. You’re Crazy (AFD Version)
  27. Paradise City

Next Guns N’ Roses tour dates


  • 11 – Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
  • 15 – Forus Travbane – Stavanger, NO
  • 18 – Letnany Airport – Prague, CZ
  • 20 – PGE Narodowy -Warsaw, PL
  • 23 – Stadspark – Groningen, NL
  • 25 – Hellfest – Clisson, FR
  • 28 – Marlay Park – Dublin, IE


  • 1 – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – London, GB
  • 2 – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – London, GB
  • 5 – Glasgow Green – Glasgow, GB
  • 8 – Olympiastadion – Munich, DE
  • 10 – San Siro – Milan, IT
  • 13 – Ernst Happel Stadium -Vienna, AT
  • 15 – 2022 HDI Arena – Hanover, DE

After Europe the band returns to the road in September for the South American tour.

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