GUNS N' ROSES Sold Over 350,000 Tickets In Australia And New Zealand

GUNS N' ROSES Sold Over 350,000 Tickets In Australia And New Zealand

GUNS N' ROSES sold a whopping 353,000 tickets during its recent tour of Australia and New Zealand.

The band also became the first international act to sell out the 74,000-capacity MCG in Melbourne. In addition, 85,000 people saw the band perform over two nights in Sydney.

Paul Dainty, CEO of TEG Dainty, said that he was surprised GN'R sold so many tickets this time around.

"GUNS N' ROSES has a huge fan base in Australia, but I would say it's now bigger than ever after this fabulous tour," he said. "Every night the band delivered its trademark sound and performance. I can't speak highly enough of their professionalism and passion. We would love to see them back soon."

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GUNS N' ROSES "Not In This Lifetime Tour" attendance figures for New Zealand and Australia:

Feb. 02 - Westpac Stadium, Wellington - 33,000
Feb. 04 - Western Springs Stadium, Auckland - 50,000
Feb. 07 - QSAC Stadium, Brisbane - 40,000
Feb. 10 - ANZ Stadium, Sydney - 50,000
Feb. 11 - ANZ Stadium Sydney - 35,000
Feb. 14 - MCG, Melbourne - 74,000
Feb. 18 - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - 36,000
Feb. 21 - Domain Stadium, Perth - 35,000

As previously reported, GUNS N' ROSES is coming back to North America this summer for at least another 15 stadium dates starting on July 27 in St. Louis.

The band kicked off its reunion trek last April with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California's Coachella festival.

Thirteen concerts on the South American leg of the "Not In This Lifetime" tour yielded a total box office gross of $56.5 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. More than 565,000 tickets were sold for the shows, including 105,000 tickets for the November 4 and November 5 gigs in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and another 93,600 for the November 11 and November 12 dates in São Paulo, Brazil.

Last summer's North American leg, which consisted of 25 shows in 21 stadiums, grossed $116.8 million with over one million tickets sold.

The band's appearances at MetLife Stadium in the metropolitan New York City market brought in $11.6 million from shows on July 23 and 24.

The tour features classic lineup members Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass and Axl Rose on vocals, backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese.

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