GUNS N’ ROSES launched its first-ever Las Vegas residency on October 31 when the band played the first of 12 shows at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel Casino. The “Appetite For Democracy” lasted through this past Saturday, November 24, with the band playing a setlist exclusively created for these shows.
The concerts featured the current lineup of the band, of which singer Axl Rose is the only original member.
Fan-filmed video footage of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ final two Joint performances (on November 23 and November 24) — featuring a guest appearance by the band’s former guitarist, Izzy Stradlin — can be seen below.
Both Izzy and Rose skipped the band’s April 2012 induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Stradlin issued a statement the week before the induction, thanking his bandmates, the Hall Of Fame for “the acknowledgment of our works over the years,” and the fans who “have supported GUNS N’ ROSES from day one.”
According to a posting on GUNS N’ ROSES‘ official Twitter, the November 21 performance at the Joint was filmed in 3D, presumably for future release.
GUNS N’ ROSES drew criticism earlier in the month from Clark County commissioners after they were told about an ad for the group’s Vegas concerts which depicts what appears to be a sexually assaulted woman beneath the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign.
The image, which is said to be a watered-down version of the banned cover for the band’s classic 1987 debut, “Appetite For Destruction”, was being used in mainstream advertising, including newspaper promotions and taxicab placards.