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Watch original Hanoi Rocks lineup play 'Up Around the Bend,' 'Oriental Beat' and more at first show in 40 years

The Finnish glam-rock legends reunited in Helsinki for one night only

Michael Monroe recently announced he would be celebrating his 60th birthday with an unexpected treat: the reunion of the original lineup of Finnish glam icons Hanoi Rocks, which last played together onstage on July 27, 1982, at Helsinki's Tavastia.

That reunion finally happened tonight, September 23, at the Helsinki Ice Hall, where the original band - Monroe, Andy McCoy, Sami Yaffa, Nasty Suicide and Gyp Casino - took the stage and opened their set with "Tragedy," the leadoff track from their 1981 debut, Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks

You can check out fan-filmed footage of "Tragedy" above, as well as "Oriental Beat," "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Up Around the Bend," below.

Also on the bill were a reunited version of Monroe’s 90s-era group, Demolition 23, who haven’t performed together in close to 30 years, as well as Monroe’s current solo outfit, which includes former Hanoi Rocks bassist Sami Yaffa along with Karl Rockfist, Rich Jones and Steve Conte.