Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke spoke in a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio and talked about the Use Your Illusion Tour.
After Guns N’ Roses released their third and fourth studio albums in 1991, Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, they decided to promote these albums by making the Use Your Illusion Tour.
In the conversation, Gilby revealed his experience in the tour and said that the first time band visited South America, in Buenos Aires, was a mind-blowing experience for him.
Gilby mentioned that they were like The Beatles over there because they had thousands of fans outside their hotel every day, and they couldn’t go out outside without having a security guard army.
“You were, of course, on one of the most legendary rock tours of all time, the ‘Use Your Illusion’ tour, so I have to ask about that – what is your biggest memory from that run?”
Here is what Gilby Clarke said:
“Well, I have a terrible memory but there were so many highlights, and the good thing about time is you tend to let the shitty stuff go.
I think when GN’R went to South America for the first time, especially Buenos Aires, that was just mind-blowing! We were like The Beatles down there, we had thousands of fans outside our hotel every day, we couldn’t go outside without a full security time, even me.
I’m not Slash, I’m not Duff. It was incredible, it really restored your faith and passion for music because I’ve never felt that passion the way that the South American fans really felt that passion. So there are so many highlights.”
Click here for the source.