Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour saw the band play South America with the Who this fall. The Gunners also played across arenas in North America throughout the month of October and November. According to Pollstar the America’s dates netted the band $106 Million in box office gross.
Highlights from the most recent legs of the Live Nation tour included:
- Two nights at the Forum (Nov. 25 and Nov. 29) in Inglewood, Calif., which sold out a combined 27,012 tickets and grossed just under $3.4 million,
- Oct. 29-30 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, which also sold out at 25,724 tickets and grossed just under $3.3 million, and t
- Three nights at Madison Square Garden Arena Oct. 11-16, which sold out a combined whopping 41,818 tickets and grossed $6.16 million.
- These headline plays included Oct. 1 at the Estadio Unico Cuidad De La Plata in Argentina, which sold more than 34,000 tickets and grossed $4.8 million for promoter Mercury Concerts.
- Another with Mercury listed as promoter was “Santiago Rock City” Sept. 29 at Estadio Monumental in Chile, which sold 42,743 tickets and grossed $4.14 million. The Who were on all South American GNR dates reported to Pollstar, including
- Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, which sold out 80,000 tickets for an estimated gross of $2.53 million.
Tickets for the GNR tour mostly ranged from $50 to $250, as promoters continue to increase the top ticket price to make scalping less enticing and fans clearly feel their favorite artists are worth it according to Pollstar.
Guns N’ Roses made the second spot on Pollstar’s annual top grossing tours of 2017 list, which can be viewed here. GNR brought in almost $300 Million in 2017, just behind Irish rockers U2.
Check out my most recent Guns N’ Roses True Story episode where I looked at the time Slash died for eight minutes while on tour with Metallica!