Axl Rose Blows Vocal Chords In Tacoma Tour Opener

Kurt Loder of MTV News reviewed last night’s Guns N’ Roses tour opener in Tacoma and admitted “there wasn’t quite enough of it to entirely overcome some annoying technical obstacles that laid in wait.” Loder says, “The Dome is a boomy place at best; with only about half of its 22,500 seats occupied, as was the case with this show, the resulting sonic wallow often obscured the band’s remarkable precision. On top of that, singer Axl Rose’s microphone line slowly deteriorated throughout the course of the two-hour-plus set: By the end, his trademark wail was jabbing in and out of the mix so erratically that he started overcompensating, and finished the night (we were told) with blown vocal cords.” Read more.


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