DiCesare-Engler Concerts








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Poster from August 31, 1988

 Guns N Roses first played Pittsburgh on August 31, 1988 near the end of their 16 month tour promoting Appetite for Destruction. They opened for Aerosmith at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena.  Aerosmith manager Tim Collins commented, "By the end of the tour, Guns N' Roses were huge. They basically just exploded. We were all pissed that Rolling Stone (Magazine) showed up to do a story on Aerosmith, but Guns N' Roses ended up on the cover of the magazine. Suddenly, the opening act was bigger than we were."

November 17, 1988 from rollingstone.com

Guns N Roses returned to Pittsburgh on July 26, 1992 during their North American stadium tour with Metallica and Faith No More.  The concert was held at Three Rivers Stadium.  The band paid 6 figures to convert part of Three Rivers Stadium into a Roman Bath for a toga party following the show. 

The set list: It's So Easy, Nightrain, Mr. Brownstone, Live And Let Die, Attitude, Bad Obsession, Double Talkin' Jive, Civil War, Move To The City, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds / Wild Horses [Intro] / Patience, Welcome To The Jungle, Drum Solo, You Could Be Mine, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Piano Solo, November Rain, The One [Intro] / Sweet Child O' Mine, Only Women Bleed [Intro] / Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Don't Cry, Mother [Intro] / Paradise City