GUNS N’ ROSES REUNION TOUR HAS MADE $300 MILLION SO FAR
The latest North American run of Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime reunion tour made a total of $53 million in ticket sales, taking the tour’s total over the $300 million mark, according to figures released by Billboard Boxscore.
Among the most recent concerts, the band’s show on July 30 in Minneapolis was the highest-grossing, taking a total of $5.5 million from a crowd of 48,740 at the U.S. Bank Stadium. That amount has helped Not in This Lifetime become the best-attended and highest-earning tour of 2017.
In terms of the year’s events, Guns N’ Roses’ Minneapolis show is the fourth biggest-grossing of 2017. The Outside Lands festival in San Francisco in August, headlined by Metallica, generated $27 million; Jennifer Lopez took $7.4 million during her September residency in Las Vegas; and Paul McCartney made $6.5 million from two shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden last month.
Frontman Axl Rose confirmed his reunion with classic-era members Slash and Duff McKagan in 2016 after settling differences. The tour got its name from a famous quote Rose gave when asked if he’d ever work with Slash again. When they hit the road in April of that year, it was the first time the founding trio had played together since 1993. Rose tripped and broke his foot during a warm-up show on April 1 and had to play a number of concerts from a throne originally built for Dave Grohl after the Foo Fighters frontman had suffered a similar injury. “This is what can happen when you do something you haven’t done in nearly over 23 years,” Rose noted.
Guns N’ Roses continue their tour with another run of North American dates starting Oct. 8 and ending Nov. 29.