GUNS N' ROSES' North American 'Not In This Lifetime' Stadium Tour Has Grossed $117 Million

GUNS N' ROSES' North American 'Not In This Lifetime' Stadium Tour Has Grossed $117 Million

According to Billboard.com, GUNS N' ROSES' North American "Not In This Lifetime" summer stadium tour grossed a whopping $116.8 million with over one million tickets sold, a staggering amount for a rock band in 2016.

The trek kicked off on June 23 and included 25 concerts in 21 stadiums, wrapping on August 22.

Out of the stadiums that hosted the band for two performances, the New York City market produced the top box office counts with ticket sales reaching $11.6 million at MetLife Stadium from 100,177 fans at two concerts. Meanwhile, Chicago's Soldier Field, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts and L.A.'s Dodger Stadium each topped the $8 million mark in revenue from their two-show stints.

Live Nation exec Bob Roux recently said that some less well-attended shows on the GN'R tour were the result of the band playing cities it wanted to play, rather than sticking to the highest population centers that would better guarantee sellouts.

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GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" stadium tour features classic lineup 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.

Drummer Steven Adler performed with GUNS N' ROSES at two shows in July and at the second Dodger Stadium concert on August 19. Adler joined GUNS for "My Michelle" and "Out Ta Get Me" at all three dates.

Guitarist Izzy Stradlin remains the last member of the classic band to keep his distance from the current reunion. He tweeted earlier this week that he was approached about the reunion, but was not happy with the money he was offered.

Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

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