GUNS N’ ROSES leads the latest slate of ticket sales data reported to Billboard Boxscore with box-office grosses from fifteen shows during the summer 2017 North American leg of the band’s “Not In This Lifetime” tour.
The group added $53 million in sold ticket revenue to the trek’s overall gross that is now believed to have passed the $300 million mark since its April 2016 launch.
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ July 30 concert in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which featured DEFTONES in the support slot, was the highest-grossing show on the list, having surpassed the $5.5 million mark in ticket sales. The performance took place at the U.S. Bank Stadium that held a crowd of 48,740. Elsewhere, the August 30 concert at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada’s Commonwealth Stadium held 44,393 fans with $4.8 million in sales.
Pollstar reported earlier in the year that “Not In This Lifetime” tour was the most popular and highest-grossing global tour of 2017.
About seventy people travel with the show in addition to the truck drivers; that number goes upwards of fie hundred, including the local workers, by show date once catering, security, etc. are factored in, according to the tour’s production manager, Dale “Opie” Skjerseth.
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic lineup members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Fank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese.