Oslo Norway 1993 Guns N’ Roses Gig
One of my awesome subscribers (Anette from Norway) emailed me this newspaper clipping from 1993 of Guns N’ Roses gig from Norway. This gig was special for a few reasons: Norway happens to be Matt Sorum’s ancesteral homeland. Axl Rose even introduced Matt Sorum as being in his “fatherland”. There’s even a clipping of Matt Sorum and his then Wife Kai touring his family’s village.
Guns N’ Roses were supposed to play Norway in 1991 but had to cancel. Axl Rose’s security guard Earl Gabon even came on stage and let Axl sit on his shoulders during Sweet Child of Mine! Check out the clippings below!
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According to the Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion Tour Diary
“ANOTHER SELL-OUT show, at Oslo’s Hoying Stadium. That afternoon, Duff pays a visit to a local dentist, where they remove a back tooth which has been giving him problems for some time. The bassist as a trophy keeps the tooth.
In honor of the nation’s heritage, all of the crew don plastic Viking helmets for the show – much to the amusement of the band and crowd.
Before the show, the band is presented with Platinum discs. So far, they have sold 300,000 records in Norway – no mean feat in a country whose population is only a little over 10 times that size!
Friday, JUNE 11
THE LOCAL mayor calls Matt to invite him and his wife Kai to visit his ancestral hometown of Sorum. On arrival the party are greeted by a mass of photographers and TV film crews. The band’s own documentary film crew records the drive around the town with the mayor and a visit to the town hall where Matt is presented with a map of the area, the town’s coat of arms and a commemorative scroll.
Back in Oslo, Gilby and Duff go out to a private screening of the new Sylvester Stalone movie ‘Cliffhanger’. In the evening Matt and Slash go watch Blues guitar legend John Mayall at a club. Mayall later invites Slash up to jam.”
There’s also some pro shot footage of Guns N’ Roses performing Live and Let Die at this show. I’ve included it below! Guns N’ Roses will be playing the same venue this summer!