Guns N’ Roses leads the latest slate of Hot Tours (see list below) with box-office grosses reported from stadiums in Australia and New Zealand during a three-week sweep through both countries in February. With eight performances in seven cities during the trek, the band added $38 million in sold ticket revenue to the Not In This Lifetime… Tour’s overall gross that now reaches $230 million since its April 2016 launch. (Note: This does not include revenue yet to be reported from seven Asian markets during the first quarter.)
The trek began on Feb. 2 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, the first of two New Zealand cities on the schedule. The venue hosted a sellout crowd - as did Auckland’s Western Springs Stadium two days later - to open the run. The first Australian performance was in Brisbane on Feb. 7 at the QSAC Stadium that held a crowd of 39,459. Sydney was the second stop in the country and the only market to offer two shows to fans. ANZ Stadium sold a total of 84,277 tickets for concerts on Feb. 10 and 11. The $9.2 million gross at the Sydney venue is the top grosser Down Under and the fourth-highest overall since the tour began a year ago.