Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime stadium tour has netted a miraculous $ 117 million plus in income.
The recent tour which featured classic members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and new second keyboardist Melissa Reese at one particular point looked like never happening.
Slash and Axl had been at war with every single other and it looked dead and buried with Axl saying to Billboard in 2009: “One particular of the two of us will die prior to a reunion.”
For fifteen years Axl toured as the only original member of Guns N’ Roses. Chinese Democracy – the overproduced stadium rock album – was the only new LP he released in that time arriving fifteen years after 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident.
But miraculously, Coachella 2016 and this subsequent stadium tour marks their very first shows with each other in 23 years.
The funds produced from the stadium tour is a outstanding $ 11.six million at MetLife Stadium, New York from one hundred,177 fans at two concerts. $ 117 million for the general tour. This is unprecedented stuff – they sold one million tickets.
As Alex Turner mentioned: “Rock ‘n’ roll wil in no way die!”
Under is Billboard’s hot list, the highest grossing North American summer season 2016 tours ( compiled 30 Aug – 5 Sep):
1. Guns N’ Roses – $ 116,835,698
two. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – $ 33,632,390
3. Barbra Streisand – $ 26,638,090
4. Celine Dion – $ 24,689,892
5. Kenny Chesney – $ 17,926,699
6. Billy Joel – $ eight,871,419
7. Metallica – $ five,158,790
8. Juan Gabriel – $ 3,482,694
9. Keith Urban – $ two,770,077
ten. Dave Matthews Band – $ 1,467,185