Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime… Tour topped the $475 million mark in gross sales with the wrap of the band’s 2017 touring schedule on Nov. 29. The tour – set to resume in Europe on June 3 – has played to more than 4.3 million fans worldwide at 123 headlining performances on five continents – and that does not include the crowds at various festival appearances during the first two years of the run.
The ongoing tour now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time, based on Billboard’s Boxscore archives, surpassing Roger Waters’ The Wall Live tour that earned $459 million from 2010 through 2013. U2 heads up the all-time list with $736 million from its 360° stadium tour (2009-2011) followed by The Rolling Stones’ A Bigger Bang at $558 million (2005-2007). Coldplay is third with its recently completed A Head Full of Dreams trek that grossed $523 million (2016-2017).
Among the highlights of the Guns N' Roses tour so far: The highest-grossing engagement was a two-night stint at London Stadium in June 2017 that racked up $17.6 million at the box office from 140,877 sold tickets. In July 2016, the band logged its top North American gross of $11.6 million at MetLife Stadium in the metropolitan New York City market. Two other headlining runs have topped the $10 million mark in sales: $11 million in Buenos Aires and $10.7 million in São Paulo - both with two-show runs in November 2016 during the tour’s first Latin American leg.