On Saturday (August 5th), Carrie Underwood lived out her rockstar dreams by opening for Guns N’Roses. in Moncton, New Brunswick.
After the show, she posted numerous images of her onstage and backstage, and she seemed to have the time of her life! She wrote, “Just a country girl living out some rockstar dreams….I want to say a HUGE thanks to @gunsnroses for having us out on tour, as well as their amazing fans! I was super nervous playing for another band’s crowd (of a completely different genre, no less), but you all made us feel so welcome!”
Just a country girl living out some rockstar dreams…I want to say a HUGE thanks to @gunsnroses for having us out on tour, as well as their amazing fans! I was super nervous playing for another band’s crowd (of a completely different genre, no less) but you all made us feel so… pic.twitter.com/kfwAj8w67W
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) August 6, 2023
Underwood’s eclectic set, backed by her stellar 8-piece band, included unique mash-ups and covers by some of Underwood’s longtime rock inspirations such as Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and Heart, while also covering other crowd-pleasing favorites by Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Motörhead. The enthusiastic crowd also sang along to Underwood’s smash hits, as well as newer tracks from her most recent album, Denim & Rhinestones.
During Guns N’ Roses headlining set, Underwood joined the iconic rock legends for their classic hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” and was invited back again to the stage for the night’s final number, the anthemic “Paradise City.”
She told us prior to her first show with GNR, “I think the things I look forward to most are obviously, like watching their show (laughs) and being around them, but it’s just such a fun vibe. Their fans are absolutely incredible and so supportive and just have been so much fun everything that I’ve seen from them. But also looking forward to just doing some things in our set list that I might not get the chance to do any other time. I wanted to be me, but I also wanted to bridge the gap between me and Guns N’ Roses a little bit, so we’re just having a blast with it. I’m doing some cover songs of some rock stuff that I love. I’m mashing up some of my songs with some other songs. We just look at it as an opportunity to be creative and get to do something we’ve never done before; just have a good time with it.”
She will join Axl and the guys again on Tuesday (August 8th) in Montreal, Quebec, as well as a show on August 26th in Nashville at GEODIS Park.
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Carrie, who is making her way up the country charts with “Out Of That Truck,” will release the deluxe version of her 2022 album, Denim & Rhinestones, on September 22nd. The collection features six new songs, including her latest single.
Fans can also catch her on the small screen in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the 11th consecutive season beginning September 10th on NBC and Peacock.