Watch Guns N’ Roses Play Deep Cut ‘Locomotive’ for First Time Since 1992
Attention Guns N' Roses fans — they've added another deep cut to their Not in This Lifetime set list. Last night (Oct. 7) in Wichita, Kan., the band played "Locomotive" for the first time since 1992.
The Use Your Illusion II track is one of the lengthier ones across the double albums, in addition to "November Rain," "Estranged," "Coma" and "Breakdown." Though it's unclear whether it will be a permanent addition to their set list going forward, fans did claim to see the song listed on an alternative version of their set list for their first 2019 show at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, in addition to hearing Slash play some of it during the soundcheck.
One of Slash's personal favorite Guns N' Roses songs to play on, he and rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin wrote "Locomotive" following their Appetite for Destruction tour dates, according to his biography Slash. Setlist.FM states the last time the song was played prior to last night was Feb. 20, 1992 in Tokyo, Japan. Watch a video of last night's performance below.
This is refreshing news for longtime GN'R fans who have seen the Not in This Lifetime tour and are hoping to hear some changes to the set list, which has been pretty consistent since they kicked off the tour in 2016. It started off almost mirroring their Use Your Illusion shows in the early '90s, until they eventually added a few other deep cuts and covers over time, like Velvet Revolver's "Slither" and Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun."
Their set typically runs a minimum of three hours now, but has reached nearly four — specifically on their Nov. 29, 2017 performance at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Guns N' Roses's tour picks back up this weekend with two festival performances at Austin City Limits and Exit 111. See the remaining dates here.
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