Guns N’ Roses Play Out First Rock Concert at Las Vegas Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium

Published 08/29/2021, 1:27 PM EDT


The Raiders always know how to make a mark. After the purchase of the franchise by legendary owner Al Davis, the black and white established itself as a brand in the NFL. Now settled in sin city, the Las Vegas Raiders are looking to enter a new era of success under the casino lights.

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After Al Davis’ passing away, his son Mark Davis took over as owner of the franchise. Under him, the team relocated from Oakland to Las Vegas at the start of the 2020 NFL season.

While the Las Vegas Raiders are yet to make an impact in the NFL, they surely are making waves in world of music.

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Allegiant Stadium host to Las Vegas Raiders & Guns N’ Roses

With the 2021 NFL season just days away, the Las Vegas Raiders will once again return to the Allegiant Stadium to play their home games. But before that, the stadium has been playing host to a jam-packed rock concert.

Rock legends Guns N’ Roses performed live at the Allegiant Stadium. It was the first ever rock concert played at the establishment. Axl Rose and Slash performed together infront of a packed crowd.

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The Raiders too were kind enough to welcome the band as hosts. In a picture tweeted by Axl Rose, it was seen that the Raiders had arranged a separate space in the lockeroom for the band with their jerseys hanging.

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But now with the concert done with, the blinding lights once again fall on the Raiders. With some questionable roster moves yet again, including shipping out pretty much the entire O-line, the Raiders front office and coaching staff will be under pressure.

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Sep 21, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) gets away from New Orleans Saints defensive tackle David Onyemata (93) during the second quarter of a NFL game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Even quarterback Derek Carr will have to take the step up to reach the next level needed to make a genuine playoff push. With what record will the Raiders end this season? Will they make it to the playoffs? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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