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It a given that when Guns N Roses christens Mosaic Stadium on Sunday with its first major music event, it will be an epic evening.
The details for the show, which will see GNR bring its Not In This Lifetime Tour to Regina, are somewhat elusive given that Axl Rose and his bandmates aren doing press to advance the shows. So unfortunately, GNR fans in Regina won be able to get any inside information or words of wisdom from the flamboyant front man.
However, there are other ways to gauge what GNR has in store when it hits the stage at Mosaic Stadium. In this case, the internet is a wonderful thing so let take a look at a few tidbits that were collected from the World Wide Web.
THE BANDOne of the main attractions of this tour is that the most of the classic lineup is participating. Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan have patched up their differences enough to join forces for these shows.
They are definitely getting older Rose is 55 while Slash and McKagan are 52 and 53, respectively and this tour marks their first time together since the Use Your Illusion Tour in 1993.
In a perfect world, Izzy Stradlin also would be along for the ride but apparently these wounds have yet to heal.
Joining Rose, Slash and McKagan on stage will be Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Frank Ferrer (drums),
Richard Fortus (guitar) and Melissa Reese (keyboards).
THE TOURTo call this tour, which began on April 1, 2016, epic would be a major understatement. Now rolling into its 17th month and scheduled to run through November, the tour was named the top tour for the first six months of 2017 by Pollstar.
According to Pollstar, GNR has grossed $151.5 million through the first half of the year, selling 1,390,396 tickets at an average price of $108.96. Joining GNR in the Top 10 are: 2. U2; 3. Justin Bieber; 4. Metallica; 5. Depeche Mode;
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers; 7. Adele; 8. Ed Sheeran; 9. Eric Church; and, 10. Bruno Mars.
Wikipedia is also crunching the numbers on the tour. According to their numbers, the Not In This Lifetime Tour is the sixth highest grossing tour of the 2010s and the 10th highest grossing tour of all time. U2 360 Tour is the all time highest grossing tour and the top grossing tour of the 2010s with an actual gross of $736,421,584. With dates still remaining, GNR gross for the tour is $339,900,000.
If GNR sticks to its published schedule,
the tour will finish with 130 dates spread over 20 months.
The Regina show is one of six Canadian dates in the sixth leg of the eight leg tour. GNR is also playing Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver on this leg of the tour.
THE VENUESunday concert will be the first major concert at Mosaic Stadium. Featuring opening act Our Lady Peace, the concert comes on the heels of Regina Rocks Mosaic Stadium event which was held on May 27.
Featuring Bryan Adams, Johnny Reid and Our Lady Peace, Regina Rocks Mosaic Stadium was a test event for the venue and was limited to 25,000 spectators.
The GNR concert is expected to attract in excess of 33,000 fans. The show will join the rich concert history of the original Mosaic Stadium which hosted concerts by Paul McCartney (Aug. 14, 2013), Bon Jovi and Kid Rock (July 29, 2010),
AC/DC (Aug. 24, 2009) and the Rolling Stones (Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, 2006).
The show will mark GNR first appearance in Regina since playing the Brandt Centre on Jan. 20, 2010. The band had a much different look with Rose being the only original GNR member involved with the show.
THE SHOWIf nothing else, it appears GNR is being consistent as it works its way through the tour. According to published reviews and set lists, the show will be three hours in length and feature 30 or 31 songs.
The set list is stuffed full of hits like Sweet Child O Mine, Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, Live And Let Die, Patience and Knockin On Heaven Door.
When GNR was last in Regina in 2010, the band took the stage 45 minutes later than scheduled. For the current tour, reports indicate the band is hitting the scheduled start time for the majority of shows.