While Michael Jordan’s “flu game” is a legend in Chicago, there might also be room for thoughtful admiration in Windy City this week for Axl Rose who managed to make his way through. a three hour set with Guns N ‘Roses while probably suffering from the effects of food poisoning.
Rose revealed her illness a day after GN’R played at the much-vaunted Chicago baseball sanctuary and clearly wasn’t fully in his A-game. While the Chicago Sun-Times noted that the show was full of “excitement,” they also mentioned that Rose struggled “through the night to cling to a comfortable vocal range” and “struggled to hit notes. in his upper register “, while remaining crediting the musician for” having given everything in the marathon set “.
In the end, Rose got what he believes to be food poisoning, with all the effects that hit him during the show, but he still rallied around the long series. In a series of tweets, Rose said: “A note in Chicago… I arrived at the show feeling good, but started getting sick pretty early on. It progressed to where I was throwing up and my head was on. slight. I wouldn’t have been surprised if I had fallen from the front of the stage. “
He went on to add: “I would be fine then not, well again then not all night long. It was pretty crazy but the crowd was great and I was in a big open space and we had fun. Luckily the test COVID was negative. Def spoiled my voice in some places. I’m just glad we managed to do that and it didn’t spoil the show too much. I’m much better now. It probably sounds like food poisoning. J ‘look forward to Milwaukee! – Axl. “
Thursday’s performance (September 16) was part of “We’re F’N Back!” tour which started in early August. The 25 song set was filled with a mix of classics, covers and even the new song “Absurd”. Although the new track “Hard School” had a sound check before the performance, it did not make its live debut during the show, which would make sense to put it on hold considering the health of Rose at night.
As Rose stated, the group is heading to the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee tonight (September 18) for their appearance at Summerfest. Their current run in the United States lasts until early October. See remaining dates here.