Guns N’ Roses Launch Second Residency “An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!” at The Joint in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas

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Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses
Legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses marked its triumphant return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to launch its second residency An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery! on Wednesday, May 21 (Pictured: Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses – Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com)

Guns N' Roses fan Nicolas Cage warms up the crowd
Guns N’ Roses fan Nicolas Cage warms up the crowd

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Actor and friend of the band Nicolas Cage helped kicked off the sold-out show by getting concertgoers amped up as Guns N’ Roses prepared to take Las Vegas by storm. Within seconds of his exit, guitarist DJ Ashba elevated into the air on a center stage platform overlooking the crowd followed by a firework display during which vocalist Axl Rose, guitarists Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, and drummer Frank Ferrer appeared alongside him.

Guns N' Roses takes the stage
Guns N’ Roses takes the stage

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In true Guns N’ Roses fashion, the band welcomed everyone to the jungle with its all-new, never-before-seen production.

Axl Rose performs with fireworks in background
Axl Rose performs with fireworks in background

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Throughout the show, fans were wowed with the over-the-top production, which included large LED screens above and around the stage, fireworks and laser displays, beautiful dancers, platforms and more.

Guitarist DJ Ashba at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Guitarist DJ Ashba at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

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In addition to the elaborate theatrics, Guns N’ Roses delivered a set-list full of its biggest hits including “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Estranged,” an intimate piano rendition of “November Rain” by Rose and more. Spotted in the crowd was model Jenna Jameson.

Singer Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Singer Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

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Produced exclusively by AEG Live, Guns N’ Roses “An Evening of Destruction. No Trickery!” continues at The Joint May 24-25, 28, 30-31, June 4, 4, 6-7.

Tickets, starting at $49.50 (plus applicable seervice fees), are available at www.hardrockhotel.com/thejoint, www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX.

Drummer Frank Ferrer performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint
Drummer Frank Ferrer performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint

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Singer Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Singer Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

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DJ Ashba and Axl Rose perform at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
DJ Ashba and Axl Rose perform at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

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DJ Ashba and Axl Rose perform at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
DJ Ashba and Axl Rose perform at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

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Axl Rose performs at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Las Vegas
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

DJ Ashba performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
DJ Ashba performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

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Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Axl Rose performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas
Axl Rose performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Hard Rock Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal performs with Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Las Vegas
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal performs with Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Las Vegas

Photo: © Erik Kabik / Retna / www.erikkabik.com.

Set list for Guns N' Roses at The Joint in Las Vegas
Set list for Guns N’ Roses at The Joint in Las Vegas

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