GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan spoke to Seahawks.com about the experience of raising the 12 Flag before the Seahawks and Falcons face-off on October 16 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. Check out the clip at this location.
The impact of Seattle fans had such an impact on the success of the team in the 1980s that Seahawks president Mike McCormack retired the number 12 jersey on December 15, 1984 forever.
The tradition of the 12 Flag began October 12, 2003, when 12 original season ticket holders hoisted the flag prior to kickoff.
At every home game just before kickoff, the flag is raised in honor of the 12s. From former Seahawks greats, to local celebrities and sports personalities, being called upon to raise the flag has become an honor within itself.
According to Billboard, 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.
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.