The calm before the storm, when GnR hit the stage in Monterrey, aided by a sizable Adamson Yaxis rig. Monterrey, Mexico (July 23, 2007)–Amidst increasing rumors that the legendarily delayed Chinese Democracy album is due to come out, well, someday, Guns N’ Roses kicked off its 2007 world tour with two sold-out concerts in Monterrey and Guadalajara, Mexico. The Monterrey Arena gig found the band performing through a PA supplied by Adamson long-time Yaxis partner Audio Systems del Norte.
The company provided 24 Adamson Y18 cabinets with 8 Y10 under hang for the main PA, and made sure to have more than enough bass to turn the show into a rock’ n’ roll jungle with 12 T21 subs ground stacked and a whopping 16 Y10 subs on flown beside the main arrays. Additional side fills featured eight Y10s per side.
The official Guns n’ Roses website described the Monterrey arena show: “From the opening notes of “Welcome To The Jungle” to the final encore “Paradise City,” Guns N’ Roses had the rabid crowd going wild all night long. Spontaneous chants of “Guns N’ Roses … Guns N’ Roses” and “Axl, Axl, Axl” were deafening. Among the many highlights was Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal’s guitar solo that saw the six-string maestro incorporate several traditional Mexican songs.”
Adamson Systems Engineering