WATCH: Carrie Underwood Joins Guns N’ Roses For Surprise Two-Song Performance In London
Carrie Underwood surprised the crowd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during Guns N’ Roses’ headlining set in the United Kingdom on…
Carrie Underwood, Guns ‘N Roses; Photo via Instagram
Carrie Underwood surprised the crowd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium during Guns N’ Roses’ headlining set in the United Kingdom on Friday evening (July 1).
The country superstar, who is currently in London promoting her latest album, Denim & Rhinestones, joined the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame members to perform “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” The track, which is solely written by Axl Rose, is featured on Guns N’ Roses’ debut album, Appetite For Destruction.
Underwood exited the stage after performing the tune and Guns N’ Roses went on to perform four more songs, including “November Rain,” “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” “Nightrain,” and “Patience.”
The “Ghost Story” singer, donning a bedazzled shirt emblazoned with the U.K. flag on it, then rejoined the rock icons for their final song of their encore, “Paradise City” and rocked the stadium.
Throughout both performances, the country hitmaker combined her powerhouse vocals with Rose’s’ signature rock screams making for two epic duets.
After the show, the eight-time GRAMMY winner took to Instagram to share photos from the surprise collaboration.
“Together again…but this time in London and with a few more friends! ❤️ Thanks, @gunsnroses and your crew for welcoming me into your world like family. And thanks to all the fans who gave these legends the royal welcome that they deserve,” she wrote. “I am but a fan who somehow managed to find her way on stage to have a moment of magic with her heroes! How did I get so lucky?”
The Oklahoma native and Guns N’ Roses’ frontman Axl Rose, who Underwood previously dubbed a “dream duet partner,” first joined forces for a star-studded duet during Underwood’s headlining set at Stagecoach earlier this year in California.
“Welcome to the greatest night of my life! Give it up for Axl Rose,” as she at the time as the “Welcome To The Jungle” singer entered the massive festival stage.
Following their Stagecoach performance, Underwood took to social media to gush over the once-in-a-lifetime moment.
“Best. Night. Of. My. Life!!! I am still freaking out!!! Thank you, Axl, for making this lifelong dream come true!!! You rocked that @stagecoach stage harder than anyone has ever rocked it before! ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥 #SweetChildOMine #ParadiseCity #AxlRose”
In 2015, Underwood, an avid fan of classic rock, told E! Online an interview that she found her voice from listening to artists like the Guns N’ Roses’ singer.
“I’ve covered enough Guns N’ Roses stuff, and it was people like him who taught me how to sing,” Underwood previously told the outlet. “I look at people like him and Freddie Mercury, those people who were doing all these crazy runs. It was so different.”
Two years ago, while chatting with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Underwood talked about flying to Las Vegas to see her favorite band, Guns N’ Roses, for the first time and she declared it was “one of the best nights” of her life.
“We were nowhere near Las Vegas, so naturally I said, ‘Let’s go to Las Vegas with the band and go see GN’R play,’” Underwood told Fallon at the time. “It’s kind of a life-long dream of mine I never thought would happen. Couldn’t waste that opportunity, so I abandoned my husband, abandoned my children, went to Vegas, and saw Guns N’ Roses. Amazing.”
Denim & Rhinestones was released on June 10 and features new 12 tracks. Included on the project is her latest single, “Ghost Story,” as well as instant fan favorites like “Crazy Angels,” “Pink Champagne,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”
This fall, Underwood will embark on the Denim & Rhinestones Tour, which kicks off on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina.
The 43-city trek features Jimmie Allen and will run through March 17, 2023.
Carrie Underwood will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org), which has been helping America’s heroes since 9/11 by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. The Foundation is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and aiding the victims of major U.S. disasters.
Tickets for the Denim & Rhinestones Tour are on sale now.
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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.