GNR 11/25/19

Guns N’ Roses has now completed the third highest-grossing tour of all time. The band’s “Not In This Lifetime” reunion trek has grossed $584.2 million from 5,371,891 tickets sold at 158 concerts across six continents. Launched in April 2016, the tour featured original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Axl Rose performing together for the first time since 1993.

At least four other tours have topped $500 million in sales: U2‘s “360” tour, the Rolling Stones‘ “A Bigger Bang” trek, Ed Sheeran‘s “Divide” trip and Coldplay‘s “A Head Full Of Dreams” excursion. The Guns trek topped $82 million in sales during 2018 alone, having grossed an average of $3.7 million per show over the course of 24 dates.

After years of speculation, Guns kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival. The band returned to Vegas to wrap up its world tour with two final shows at Caesar’s Palace on November 2nd and 3rd.

Slash told us a while back that he never imagined the original Guns N’ Roses would reunite: [“I never planned or thought that there was gonna be any reunion. Everybody else sort of alluded to it but, you know, I never saw it coming. I knew it was just an impossible thing, and it wasn’t something I really wanted.”] SOUNDCUE (:11 OC: . . . something I wanted.)

Now that the tour is over, the band has hinted that it will enter the studio to begin work on the first album to feature Slash, Axl and McKagan together in more than 26 years.

Story source: Billboard

TL; DR:

  • Guns N’ Roses’ “Not In This Lifetime” tour is now the third highest-grossing trek of all time.
  • The tour grossed $584.2 million from 5,371,891 tickets sold at 158 concerts across six continents.
  • The tour kicked off in April 2016 in Los Angeles and wrapped up on November 2nd and 3rd in Las Vegas.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The “Not In This Lifetime” tour grossed an average of $3.7 million per show.
  • The band played 87 of 158 shows in North America, while also doing 31 dates in Europe, 16 in Asia, 15 in South America, eight in Australia and one in South Africa.
  • Five separate shows — in London, New Jersey, Estonia, Argentina and Brazil — grossed more than $10 million each.
  • Four shows — Mexico City in addition to London, New Jersey and Argentina — sold more than 100,000 tickets.
  • The band’s two gigs at London Stadium were their biggest, earning $17.7 million with 140,877 fans in attendance.