‘Greatest Hits’ Continues to Sell Well
According to Billboard, the Guns N’ Roses Greatest Hits Album hit another milestone, surpassing 6 million units sold in the United States. Released in 2004 with minimal promotion the album was released by Guns N’ Roses record company due to the fact that Axl Rose had failed to deliver the long-awaited album Chinese Democracy. Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and Slash filed a lawsuit against the record company to stop the album’s release, claiming the album was assembled without their involvement.. Of course they were unsuccessful in their suit.
According to Billboard “the best-of album surpasses 6 million in total U.S. sales, as it sold another 4,000 copies in the week ending Dec. 28 (up 14 percent). The set’s sales now stand at 6.002 million. The album was released in 2004, peaked at No. 3, and has spent 425 weeks on the list. Since the release of the Hits album, the band has released one studio set — Chinese Democracy, in 2008, which topped out at No. 3.”
For those who missed it check out my documentary on the album below!
Good News Week for Guns N’ Roses
According to Billboard, Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour is the fourth-biggest tour of all time. The tour has earned $475 Million to date in gross sales. The tour kicked off in Las Vegas in April of 2016 and the band played its last show in November 2017. The tour is set to resume in Europe on June 3rd, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.
To date Guns N’ Roses have played to more than 4.3 million fans and headlined 123 shows over five continents. These numbers don’t include the festivals that Guns N’ Roses have headlined. According to Billboard, the Not In This Lifetime Tour recently surpassed Roger Waters the Wall Live Tour to become the fourth highest grossing tour of all time. The Wall Tour earned a whopping $459 Million from 2010 through 2013. U2 takes the top spot on the highest grossing tour of all time list with $736 Million from it’s 360° stadium tour (2009-2011). In the number two spot is the Rolling Stones for their Bigger Bang Tour (2005-2007) bringing in $558 Million. Just ahead of Guns N’ Roses for the third spot is Coldplay for their A Head Full of Dreams Tour (2016-2017) that took in $523 Million. Here’s hoping Guns N’ Roses surpasses Coldplay after their Europe tour concludes this summer.