|January 13th, 2006 - Axl goes to the launch party for Korn's "See You on the Other Side" Tour at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.|
He tells RollingStone.com that "we're working on thirty-two songs, and twenty-six are nearly done".
|January 22nd, 2006 - Adler's Appetite play their first German show on the tour in Ludwigsburg. After the show, Steven fires the rest of the band and leaves them stranded in Germany.|
|April 11th, 2006 - Greatest Hits is certified 3x Multi-Platinum.|
|May 5th, 2006 - Sebastian Bach invites Axl to stop by the radio station in New York City where he's a guest on the Eddie Trunk show. Axl stops by and they play records and talk about the past as well as the plans for the future.|
|May 12th, 2006 - GN'R plays the first of four sold out warm-up shows at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.|
|May 14th, 2006 - Second sold out show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.|
|May 15th, 2006 - Third sold out show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.|
|May 17th, 2006 - Fourth and final sold out show at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.|
Izzy Stradlin joins the band on stage for the first time since May 1993. He guests on Think About You, Patience and Nightrain. Kid Rock also joins the band for Nightrain.
|May 18th, 2006 - GN'R plays a surprise acoustic show at Rosario Dawson's Birthday Party at The Plumm in New York City, NY, USA.|
This is the first time the band plays acoustic. It's also the first time they perform Used To Love Her and You're Crazy.
The setlist: Used To Love Her, Mr. Brownstone, Welcome To The Jungle, You're Crazy (acoust GN'R Lies version), Patience, Knockin' On Heaven's Door, The Blues, I.R.S., Sweet Child O' Mine, November Rain (Axl on keyboards), Paradise City.
|May 25th, 2006 - The European tour starts in Madrid, Spain at the Auditorio Parque Juan Carlos I.|
|May 27th, 2006 - GN'R headlines the Saturday night at the Rock In Rio 2006 festival held at the Parque da Bela Vista in Lisbon, Portugal.|
|May 31st, 2006 - Show in Budapest, Hungary at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna.|
|June 2nd, 2006 - GN'R plays another festival. This time the Rock Am Ring festival held at the Nürburgring in Eifel, Germany.|
|June 4th, 2006 - GN'R visits Italy with a headlining set at the Gods of Metal Festival in Milan.|
|June 7th, 2006 - GN'R returns to London, UK for a special smaller show at the legendary Hammersmith Apollo. This show was a special warm up show for the weekend's Download Festival.|
|June 9th, 2006 - GN'R plays in Dublin, Ireland at the RDS Arena. The show is special since it takes place in daylight.|
|June 11th, 2006 - GN'R headlines the Sunday night at the 2006 edition of the Download Festival at Donington Park, UK.|
Izzy Stradlin joins the band on stage for several numbers for the first time on this European summer tour. Sebastian Bach also makes a guest appearance on My Michelle.
Earlier that day, Axl visited the Formula 1 British Grand Prix at Silverstone and was interviewed by ITV's Martin Brundle.
|June 13th, 2006 - GN'R plays the Czech Republic for the first time. Last time GN'R played in Prague, the country was called Czechoslovakia. Tonight's show is at the Sazka Arena.|
|June 15th, 2006 - First ever GN'R show in Poland at Warszawa's Stadion Legii.|
|June 17th, 2006 - Headlining show at the Novarock festival held in the fields in Burgenland, Austria.|
|June 20th, 2006 - Show in Paris, France at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.|
|June 21st, 2006 - Guns N' Roses was forced to postpone their show in Zürich, Switzerland at the Hallenstadion because Brain had to return to San Francisco earlier than scheduled to be with his pregnant wife.|
The Swiss show took place on July 1st instead.
|June 24th, 2006 - The first show for understudy drummer Frank Ferrer, who's filling in for Brain while he's back home, at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium.|
|June 26th, 2006 - The first of the sold out Scandinavian shows is in Stockholm, Sweden at Globen. Dizzy plays a bit of ABBA's "S.O.S." to mark the occasion.|
|June 27th, 2006 - Axl was released from jail this evening after having been arrested at 8 a.m. in the lobby of his hotel . The arrest followed an altercation with a hotel security guard in Stockholm, Sweden.|
|June 28th, 2006 - Oslo, Norway is next on the tour. GN'R plays a sold out show at the Spektrum.|
|June 29th, 2006 - The 2006 edition of the legendary Roskilde Festival in Denmark is taking place and GN'R headlines the Thursday night.|
|July 1st, 2006 - The rescheduled Swiss show takes place in Zürich at the Hallenstadion.|
|July 2nd, 2006 - The only Dutch show on the tour is in Nijmegen at the Goffertpark.|
|July 5th, 2006 - First of the two sold out Finnish shows in Helsinki at the Hartwall Areena.|
|July 6th, 2006 - Second sold out show in Helsinki, Finland at the Hartwall Areena.|
|July 8th, 2006 - GN'R returns to Norway for a second show in Oslo at the Spektrum.|
|July 10th, 2006 - GN'R were originally scheduled to be opening for The Rolling Stones in Nürnberg, Germany on this date, but that show as canceled due to Keith Richard's accident. So GN'R plays in Malakasa, Greece at Terravibe instead.|
|July 12th, 2006 - Show in Istanbul, Turkey at the Kurucesme Arena. This was also supposed to be a date where GN'R were scheduled to be opening for the Rolling Stones in Germany.|
|July 14th, 2006 - The band returns to Spain, where the European tour started, for a headlining show in Bilbao at the BilbaoLive Festival.|
|July 15th, 2006 - A second headlining spot at another Spanish festival. This one is in El Ejido-Almeria and the festival is called the Natural Music Festival.|
|July 18th, 2006 - GN'R returns to a sweltering UK for a show at the Hallam FM Arena in Sheffield.|
|July 19th, 2006 - The show in Newcastle, UK at Metro Radio Arena ends earlier than planned because Axl was hit twice by objects thrown from the audience.|
|July 21st, 2006 - An insane Scottish crowd greets the band at the sold out show in Glasgow, UK at the SECC.|
|July 23rd, 2006 - Show in Manchester, UK at the MEN Arena.|
|July 25th, 2006 - Sold out show in Birmingham, UK at the NEC Arena. You Could Be Mine is stopped because Axl sees security mistreating a fan. After the security guys have been kicked out, the band restart the song.|
|July 27th, 2006 - The last show, on this tour, outside of London is in Nottingham, UK at the Nottingham Arena.|
|July 29th, 2006 - First of two sold out shows at London's Wembley Arena. The band surprises the crowd by playing a few "proper English" songs that hadn't played before (Sway (The Rolling Stones), Sailing (made famous by Rod Stewart) and Back In The USSR (The Beatles).|
|July 30th, 2006 - The European tour ends with a show at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.|
Axl got sick and left the stage during Nightrain. Sebastian Bach took over on vocals and he also sang Paradise City.
At the end of the show GN'R's manager Merck Mercuriadis explained that Axl had been advised by doctors not to play the show, but he refused to cancel it.
Earlier that morning at 4AM, GN'R played a surprise acoustic show at the Cuckoo Club.
|August 31st, 2006 - Axl introduced The Killers at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York, NY. He started the introduction with his trade mark "Do you know where the fuck you are?!?" scream.|
He was also interviewed by John Norris.
|September 16th, 2006 - GN'R plays a sold out show in Las Vegas, NV at The Joint.|
|September 17th, 2006 - Second night at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV.|
|September 20th, 2006 - First (of two) sold out San Francisco, CA shows at The Warfield|
|September 21st, 2006 - Second sold out show at The Warfield in San Francisco, CA. Axl stops the show during Sweet Child O' Mine due to some people causing problems. He tells them they're fucking up other peoples' show and asks them if their mommy bought them the tickets. He also says "If you think you're a bigger asshole than me, you have alot to learn!".|
|September 23rd, 2006 - GN'R headlines KROQ's Inland Invasion 2006 held in Devore, CA at the Hyundai Pavilion.|
|October 24th, 2006 - The North American leg of the 2006 tour starts in Sunrise, FL at the BankAtlantic Center.|
Sebastian Bach and Papa Roach are the opening acts.
|October 25th, 2006 - Second Florida show in Tampa at the St. Pete Times Forum.|
|October 27th, 2006 - Show in Estero, FL at the Germain Arena.|
|October 29th, 2006 - GN'R plays in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. During the show, Axl comments on how certain fans, who don't even attend the shows, complain about the setlist.|
|October 31st, 2006 - Last of the four Florida shows in Jacksonville at the Veterans Memorial Arena.|
|November 2nd, 2006 - Show in Greensboro, NC at the Greensboro Coliseum.|
|November 3rd, 2006 - The first performance of Down On The Farm on this tour happens in Huntington, WV at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.|
|November 5th, 2006 - The start of the show in East Rutherford, NJ at the Continental Airlines Arena is delayed due to technical problems with Dizzy's keyboards.|
|November 6th, 2006 - The show in Portland, ME at the Cumber County Civic Center was cancelled due to limitations imposed by local fire marshals.|
|November 8th, 2006 - GN'R plays a show in Worcester, MA at the DCU Center.|
|November 10th, 2006 - A sold out show at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.|
To mark the occasion, Ron plays a guitar solo from KISS.
|November 11th, 2006 - Axl takes part in the "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Cure Parkinson's" 2006 Benefit for The Michael J. Fox Foundation in New York, NY. He sang Live And Let Die with a band at the benefit.|
|November 13th, 2006 - The show in Baltimore, MD at the 1st Mariner Arena marks the first show where the Suicide Girls are one of the opening acts. They will be opening the shows for the rest of the tour.|
|November 15th, 2006 - The first Canadian show on this tour takes place in Toronto, ON at the Air Canada Centre.|
|November 17th, 2006 - Show in Ottawa, ON at the Scotiabank Place. Axl gets the crowd to sing Happy Birthday to Richard.|
|November 18th, 2006 - Sold out show in Quebec City, QC at the Colisée Pepsi|
|November 20th, 2006 - Halifax, NS is the place to be on this date. A sold out show at the Halifax Metro Centre. The Trailer Park Boys make an appearance.|
|November 21st, 2006 - Show in Saint John, NB at the Harbour Station.|
|November 24th, 2006 - GN'R crosses the border for a show in Cleveland, OH at the Quicken Loans Arena.|
|November 25th, 2006 - Show in Auburn Hills, MI at the The Palace of Auburn Hills.|
|November 27th, 2006 - GN'R plays in Chicago, IL at the Allstate Arena.|
|November 29th, 2006 - The show scheduled to take place at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI was cancelled due to illness. Axl was suffering from an ear infection and strep throat.|
|December 1st, 2006 - The show in Iowa is in Ames at the Hilton Coliseum.|
|December 2nd, 2006 - Show in Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center.|
|December 4th, 2006 - GN'R returns to Canada to play at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB.|
|December 6th, 2006 - Another sold out Canadian show. This one is in Calgary, AB at the Pengrowth Saddledome.|
|December 7th, 2006 - Edmonton, AB is host for the last show in Canada on this tour. The sold out show takes place at the Rexall Place.|
|December 10th, 2006 - Show in Everett, WA at the Everett Events Cente.|
|December 11th, 2006 - GN'R plays in Portland, OR at The Rose Garden Arena. Axl comments on how the venue's name has a nice ring to it.|
|December 13th, 2006 - The show in Fresno, CA at the Save Mart Center was canceled.|
|December 14th, 2006 - Axl issues an open letter to the fans in which he says Chinese Democracy has a tentative release date of March 6th, 2007.|
|December 15th, 2006 - The show in Oakland, CA at the ORACLE Arena features a special guest. Lars Ulrich (Metallica) plays drums on Out Ta Get Me.|
|December 17th, 2006 - Izzy makes his first guest appearance on the North American tour at the show in Universal City, CA at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk.|
|December 19th, 2006 - Second show at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, CA.|
|December 20th, 2006 - The 2006 North American tour ends with a show in Universal City, CA at the Gibson Amphitheatre. Ron and Richard both play Christmas themed guitar solos.|
Izzy Stradlin makes his third guest appearance on this leg of the tour.
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