Guns N' Roses Stadium Run Earns $55 Million

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Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses perform during the 'Not In This Lifetime' Tour on Feb. 7, 2017. 

Guns N’ Roses takes the top ranking on the latest weekly recap of Hot Tours (see list below) with $55 million in revenue reported from the third North American leg of its Not in This Lifetime… Tour. With concerts set in 15 stadiums during the seven-week summer run, the band performed for more than 558,000 fans. (Editor's note: This story was updated on Oct. 9. It was previously stated the stadium run brought in $53 million.)

The Live Nation-produced tour’s stadium trek kicked off on July 27 in St. Louis with a crowd of 36,382 at The Dome at America’s Center. San Antonio’s Alamodome was the site of the final stop on Sept. 8 with 38,490 fans present. The highest box office counts from the summer run came from the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on July 30. The home venue of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings logged a $5.5 million take from 48,740 sold seats. An outdoor event at Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau was also included in the mix with more than 23,000 tickets sold for the Aug. 19 performance.

The jaunt through the U.S. and Canada followed a seven-week European leg that occurred during the spring and early summer. Prior to that a slate of dates in Japan and other Asian markets kicked off the year. Final box office counts have not been reported from the shows in Europe, but from the Asian and North American legs alone the overall sales total this year tops $100 million.

The Not in This Lifetime… Tour launched in 2016 beginning with a string of April dates in the U.S. and Mexico followed by the tour’s first North American stadium trek during the summer. After a 12-city swing through Latin America last fall, Guns N’ Roses ended 2016 with the No. 6 ranking on Billboard’s list of the year’s Top 25 Tours.

The tour will begin its next leg on Oct. 8 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, the first of 21 arenas booked in North American markets through the end of November.

 HOT TOURS - Oct. 3, 2017
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Sept. 26-Oct. 2
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1GUNS N' ROSES
 $52,905,295
 July 27-Sept. 8
 The Dome at America's Center, St. Louis (1/0)
 U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis (1/1)
 Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver (1/0)
 War Memorial Stadium, Little Rock, Ark. (1/0)
 Marlins Park, Miami (1/1)
 BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, N.C. (1/0)
 Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, Pa. (1/1)
 New Era Field, Orchard Park, N.Y. (1/0)
 Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal (1/0)
 TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, Ontario (1/0)
 Investors Group Field, Winnipeg, Manitoba (1/1)
 Mosaic Stadium, Regina, Saskatchewan (1/1)
 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta (1/0)
 BC Place Stadium, Vancouver (1/1)
 Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas (1/0)
 Alamodome, San Antonio (1/0)
 535,407 (567,936)
  
2PAUL MCCARTNEY
 $30,542,992
 July 13-Sept. 27
 Infinite Energy Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa (1/1)
 CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Neb. (1/1)
 Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (2/2)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (2/2)
 Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. (2/2)
 Carrier Dome, Syracuse, N.Y. (1/1)
 Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, N.Y. (2/2)
 188,380 (188,380)
  
3ROGER WATERS
 $29,733,629
 July 1-Aug. 13
 AT&T Center, San Antonio (1/0)
 American Airlines Center, Dallas (1/1)
 Toyota Center, Houston (1/0)
 Smoothie King Center, New Orleans (1/1)
 Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
 American Airlines Arena, Miami (1/1)
 Infinite Energy  Center, Duluth, Ga. (1/1)
 Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum (1/1)
 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio (1/1)
 United Center, Chicago (3/0)
 Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis. (1/0)
 Palace of Auburn Hills (Mich.) (1/1)
 Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C. (2/0)
 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia (3/0)
 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville (1/0)
 242,354 (251,707)
  
4CHRIS STAPLETON
 $12,369,472
 July 14-Sept. 16
 XFINITY Center, Mansfield, Mass. (1/0)
 XFINITY Thteatre, Hartford, Conn. (1/0)
 Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, N.Y. (1/0)
 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Va. (1/0)
 AMSOIL Arena, Duluth, Minn. (1/1)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/1)
 Giant Center, Hershey, Pa. (1/0)
 Budweiser Stage, Toronto (1/1)
 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
 DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, Mich. (1/0)
 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, N.H. (2/1)
 Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. (1/0)
 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif. (1/0)
 Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland, Calif. (1/0)
 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati (1/1)
 Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, Ind. (1/0)
 BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove, Southaven, Miss. (1/1)
 Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, Pelham, Ala. (1/1)
 265,922 (304,730)
  
5SAM HUNT
 $5,023,404
 Aug. 21-Sept. 23
 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, Colo. (2/2)
 Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minn. (1/1)
 Madison Square Garden, New York (1/1)
 BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J. (1/1)
 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA. (1/1)
 Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville (2/2)
 107,040 (107,040)
  
6BILLY JOEL
 $4,713,441
 Sept. 21
 Busch Stadium, St. Louis (1/1)
 40,947 (40,947)
  
7ARIANA GRANDE
 $3,459,160
 Sept. 4-12
 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (2/0)
 Brisbane (Australia) Entertainment Centre (1/1)
 34,413 (35,298)
  
8BRAD PAISLEY
 $2,605,203
 Coral Sky Amphhitheatre, West Palm Beach, Fla. (1/0)
 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa (1/1)
 Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (1/0)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, Ill. (1/0)
 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, Mo. (1/0)
 87,942 (101,959)
  
9JERRY SEINFELD
 $2,181,870
 Aug. 10
 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (1/1)
 13,515 (13,515)
  
10KATY PERRY
 $1,704,881
 Sept. 21
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
 6,334 (6,554)