Axl Rose stopped by this year’s Stagecoach Festival to perform a pair of Guns N’ Roses songs with Carrie Underwood – see images below.
The 2022 edition of the country music festival kicked off Friday, April 29 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., the same location as Coachella, and wraps up tonight (May 1).
On the Underwood headline on Saturday, April 30, Rose joined the country singer to perform his band’s classic songs “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Paradise City.”
Underwood began by performing the opening verse and chorus of ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ with his band before introducing Rose. “Welcome to the best night of my life. Give it up for Axl Rose!” she said to the crowd.
The pair then immediately launched into “Paradise City”. “You thought we were done?” Underwood told the audience. See footage of their Stagecoach performance below.
Sweet Child O’ Mine and Paradise City
Carrie Underwood with Axl Rose
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Axl Rose joined Carrie Underwood last night during her headlining set at Stagecoach to perform Guns N Roses hits ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’. pic.twitter.com/jkpx7J1kZb
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“Welcome to the best night of my life, give it up for Axl Rose!” –Carrie Underwood
“Sweet Child O Mine”
Axl Rose & Carrie Underwood in vivo at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, Ont to Noite, 04/30/22. #stagecoach2022#carrieunderwood #Axl Rose #GunsNRoses pic.twitter.com/Fn5ImygVc3
— gunsnroses (eterno) (@gnreternobr) May 1, 2022
@diligence day 2 was a “city of paradise”. Epic performance by @carrieunderwood with the legendary Axl Rose. It was by far his best set at Stagecoach. Such a good night. #Stagecoach2022 #City of paradise #GunsNRoses pic.twitter.com/UaH4T8HWtm
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Underwood, a longtime GNR fan, said E! in 2015 that she really wanted to sing with Rose at some point in her life. “I covered enough stuff on Guns N’ Roses, and it was people like him who taught me how to sing,” she said.
“I look at people like him and Freddie Mercury, those people who were doing all these crazy errands. It was so different,” Underwood added.
In 2013, Underwood performed a cover of “Paradise City” at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.
Elsewhere during her Stagecoach set, Underwood dedicated her performance of “See You Again” to Naomi Judd – half of country duo The Judds – who died this weekend at the age of 76, her family confirmed.
Carrie Underwood’s main setlist for Stagecoach was as follows:
‘Denim & Strass’
‘The Church Bells‘
“Two black Cadillacs”
“Jesus, Take the Wheel” / “How Great You Are”
‘See you next time’
“If I Didn’t Love You”
“Flat on the Floor”
‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ (with Axl Rose)
‘Paradise City’ (with Axl Rose)
‘A cigarette break’
“Something in the Water”
‘Before he cheats’
Meanwhile, this year’s edition of Stagecoach banned “divisional symbols,” including Confederate flags.
A section on the festival’s rules page lists items that are prohibited from being brought to the event, including “Confederate flags and racist imagery or other inappropriate public imagery/display”.