January 19th, 2010 Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre


Hey folks.  Again, we had an amazing set list last nigfht for the show in Edmonton.  I am sure that I speak for a lot of people, but I never seen Axl so in control, so on fire than now.  Every show is better than the one before.  Just WOW!    If any of you guys is reading me…Just….WOW

So here we are.  Tomorrow will be in Saskatoon in Credit Union Centre.  Here is a little history of that place.  I have a surprise for you tonight.  Not really a surprise, cause maybe you read it before, but a cool article that Jarmo posted on his site (www.heretodaygonetohell.com) and I taught I would share with you.  So come back later, I will post it.

So here is for the history of the Credit Union Centre (thanks to wikipedia)

Credit Union Centre, formerly known as Saskatchewan Place or SaskPlace, is an arena located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Situated near the city’s northern entrance, the facility opened in February, 1988 with a seating capacity of around 7,800. It was expanded to 11,330 for the World Junior Hockey Championships in 1991. It currently can seat around 15,000 for hockey games and 13,000 for concerts.[1] It is the home venue of the Saskatoon Blades hockey team.

It has free parking on site with parking space for 4,000 cars on its property. For most publicly attended events, transit service is offered from downtown. For high attendance events extra transit links are offered from shopping centres and other locations.

The Credit Union Centre has hosted performances by many leading acts and has been the site of numerous national and international events. In 2005, it was the site of the main concert celebrating Saskatchewan‘s 100th anniversary as a province of Canada. The performance was attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada and the Duke of Edinburgh.

In September 2008, it was announced that 2,981 seats would be added to the open west-end of the stadium, bringing the total capacity to 14,311. As well, 1,000 temporary seats will be added for the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships.[1]

Expansion

There are 2,981 seats being added to the upper deck at the west end of the arena. The capacity of the arena will place maximum attendance at more than 15,000. The 2010 World Junior hockey championships will be held here, as well as numerous concerts. The cost of the expansion is pegged at C$6.7 M. C$2 M will be requested in a loan from the city of Saskatoon and C$3 M is to be finalized from a provincial grant. Hockey Canada may also contribute about C$500,000. The expansion will also include extra washrooms and concessions.[1]

[edit] Major Events

Major concerts and shows hosted at Credit Union Centre over the past few years include Kiss, Celine Dion, Mötley Crüe, Elton John, Metallica, Shania Twain, Tool, Nickelback, Foo Fighters, Green Day, Velvet Revolver, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Crüe Fest, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Talent, Rod Stewart, AC/DC, The Smashing Pumpkins, Sting/Annie Lennox, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Beyonce, Rascal Flatts, John Mellencamp, Edgefest, Cirque du Soleil, Van Halen, Keith Urban, Blue Man Group, Eagles , and Fleetwood Mac

On October 12, 1992, Canadian wrestling legend Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair to capture his first WWF Championship.

In 1995, Billy Graham made a surprise appearance at a Franklin Graham festival at SaskPlace, and brought George Beverly Shea with him.

In 2005 the facility hosted a gala command performance concert for Queen Elizabeth in honor of Saskatchewan’s centennial, and in 2007 it was the venue for the 2007 Juno Awards. Both events were broadcast nationally.

In 2008, Credit Union Centre played host to acts such as Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson/Reba McEntire, Kanye West, Vans Warped Tour, Martina McBride, Crue Fest, 3 Doors Down, Brooks & Dunn, Judas Priest, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails, and the Walking with Dinosaurs tour.

In 2009 KISS will play the venue on Nov. 10th on the Sonic Boom Tour!

In 2010 Guns N’ Roses will play the venue on Jan. 19th as part of their Chinese Democracy World Tour.

SET LIST:

  1. Chinese Democracy
  2. Welcome to the jungle
  3. It’s so easy
  4. Mr.Brownstone
  5. Shackler’s revenge
  6. Sorry
    Richard solo
  7. Live and Let Die
  8. If the world
  9. You Could Be Mine
  10. Catcher in the rye (longer version)
    Dizzy solo
  11. Street of dreams
    Band jam
  12. Rocket queen
  13. I.R.S
    D.J. Asbha solo
  14. Sweet Child O Mine
    Band jam/ Axl piano solo (Someone saved my life tonight)
  15. November rain
    Ron solo
  16. Out Ta Get Me
  17. Knockin’ on heaven’s door
  18. Whole lotta Rosie
  19. Paradise city
    – encore –
  20. Madagascar
  21. Better
  22. Patience
  23. Nightrain (with Bach, Nick Sterling et Danko Jones)


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