Guns N’ Roses ‘Not in This Lifetime’ Trek Now Fourth Biggest Tour of All-Time
When it was revealed that Slash and Duff McKagan would be returning to the Guns N' Roses lineup in 2016, there was no doubt the anticipation for the tour was high. But coming up on two years since the tour's inception, it continues to draw well around the world. In fact, Billboard reports that the "Not in This Lifetime" trek is now the fourth largest tour of all-time.
The box office tallies are in with over $475 million in gross sales coming at the wrap of the band's 2017 tour schedule. During the run, Guns N' Roses have played to more than 4.3 million fans worldwide, performing 123 headlining sets on five continents as well as making appearances at numerous festivals.
According to Billboard's Boxscore archives, the "Not in This Lifetime" trek just surpassed Roger Waters' "The Wall Live" run that amassed $459 million between 2010 and 2013. And with more dates on the tour scheduled to begin in Europe on June 3, the Guns N' Roses tally will continue to climb.
Squarely in their sites is Coldplay's "A Head Full of Dreams" tour, which made $523 million in 2016 and 2017. That trek currently sits in the No. 3 spot all-time, while The Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" venture that ran from 2005-2007 is also within striking distance at $558 million. Guns N' Roses have a way to go in order to become the all-time tour grossing leader, as U2's "360°" stadium tour amassed $736 million between 2009-2011.
Billboard also broke down some stats on the Guns N' Roses trek, revealing that they had their highest grossing stop over two nights at London Stadium in June of 2017, making $17.6 million. Stateside, the band's biggest grossing stop came at New York's MetLife Stadium where they pocketed $11.6 million back in July of 2016. They also surpassed the $10 million mark with $11 million at their Buenos Aires stop and $10.7 million in Sao Paulo during November of 2016.
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