Guns N’ Roses partial classic-lineup reunion kicked off their official “Not in This Lifetime” tour in Detroit, Michigan, on June 23 at the Ford Field, where the show was being called “Motor City’s biggest rock event so far this year”.
Over the last two decades there have been many changes in the concert touring world, but GNR didn’t skip a beat. They came ready to rock with a custom-built stage and scenic set created by TAIT, the brand brought the ’80s and ’90s rock experience to fans today. TAIT built a 71-foot-wide main stage, including risers, LED staircases made with P9 LED video tiles, LEDS fascia and amp stacks, as well as a self-climber piano lift to be used for Axl Rose’s performance of “November Rain”. TAIT also developed an 80-foot automated video track truss system that was installed with power transmission units to automate Screenworks background video screens. Proprietary automation software, TAIT Navigator, operated and controlled the piano lift and video screens into variations of three to six columns.
Producing a monumental return for one of the most important bands in rock history requires a team full of rock and roll geniuses. For this tour, Guns brought Skjerset, Phil Ealy (set designer) and Luis Soto and Del James (tour managers). There was a lot of buzz around this reunion and the set and stage needed to give fans the full GNR rock experience.
The end date of the tour is yet to be determined.