The reunited partial classic lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES played the ‘Chinese Democracy’ song “Catcher In The Rye” live for the first time last night (Wednesday, July 20) during the band’s second show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
This marks the fifth song from the 2008 album to be performed on the “Not In This Lifetime” tour so far, with the group having previously played the title track, “Better”, “This I Love” and “Sorry”.
“Chinese Democracy”, which featured only singer Axl Rose from the classic GUNS N’ ROSES lineup, was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of one million copies.
The CD came out 15 years after its predecessor, 1993’s “The Spaghetti Incident”. It took more than a decade to record, during which every original member of the band except Rose was replaced and four different producers were used.
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Not In This Lifetime” stadium tour features classic lineup members Slash, McKagan and Rose backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
As previously reported, drummer Steven Adler performed with GUNS N’ ROSES again on July 9 in Nashville, and also spent some time with Slash, McKagan, Ferrer and Reese during soundcheck. Adler joined GUNS for “My Michelle” and “Out Ta Get Me”, the same songs he played with them in his first appearance on this tour on July 6 in Cincinnati.
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour is scheduled to hit Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Saturday, July 23.