Guns N’ Roses Forced To Cut Short Abu Dhabi Concert After Axl Rose Falls Ill

Guns N Roses performed for the first time in the United Arab Emirates Sunday night (November 25), a highly-anticipated concert event in the city of Abu Dhabi and an expected highlight of the nearly three-year-long “Not in This Lifetime Tour”. Sadly, the band cut their set short, after singer W. Axl Rose performed ill most of the night and ultimately couldn’t finish the show. He actually told the crowd he was ill and apologized a few times including “They’ve got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, ’cause I got sick today, I’ve been throwing up for about the last five hours. So, instead of canceling, I’m gonna do the best show we can for you.”

The band issued apologies after the show, but fans who waited years to see them were understandably upset.

Guns N Roses set list 11/25/2018 Abu Dhabi


It’s So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Chinese Democracy

Welcome to the Jungle

Double Talkin’ Jive



Attitude (Misfits cover) (“You Can’t Put Your Arms… more )

Shadow of Your Love

Slither (Velvet Revolver cover)

Rocket Queen

Slash Guitar Solo (incl. “Johnny B. Goode” jam)

Speak Softly Love (Love Theme From The Godfather) (Nino Rota cover)

Sweet Child O’ Mine

Wichita Lineman (Jimmy Webb cover)

Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover) (Slash and Richard Fortus guitar duet)

November Rain (“Layla” intro, Axl on grand piano)