Guns N' Roses' Reunion Tour Has Played to Over 1.8 Million Fans (And Counting)

Katarina Benzova
Guns N’ Roses photographed during the Not In This Lifetime Tour live at Soldier Field in Chicago on July 1, 2016.

With the final 2016 dates of Guns N’ Roses’ Not in This Lifetime… reunion tour reported to Billboard Boxscore, the trek’s total gross now stands at a whopping $192 million. The show goes on, however, as the tour restarted on Jan. 21 in Osaka, Japan, and will continue through Sept. 8. In 2016, the tour played to 1.8 million fans.

On the latest Hot Tours tally (see list, below), the band dominates with the shows from its five-week trek through seven Latin American countries in October and November.

Highlights from the Latin trek include two-show engagements in two cities: Buenos Aires and São Paulo -- both topped the $10 million mark in sales.

Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires racked up more than $11 million at the box office from 105,026 sold tickets for concerts on Nov. 4 and 5. The stadium, Argentina’s largest, was the second-highest grossing venue for the band last year, surpassed only by MetLife Stadium in the metropolitan New York City market with a $11.6 million take from shows on July 23 and 24. Also topping $10 million in revenue was Allianz Parque, São Paulo’s two-year-old football stadium that drew 93,600 fans on Nov. 11 and 12.

The Not in This Lifetime… tour launched last April and brought together the band’s Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen for their first live shows since 1993. The tour’s Jan. 21, 2017, Osaka date was the first of 14 cities booked in Asia and Oceania during the first quarter of 2017. A European leg will kick off at the end of May followed by a final sweep through 16 North American markets during the summer months.

Meanwhile, the promoter of Guns N’ Roses’ Latin American trek, Mercury Concerts, also produced a string of September and October dates in Latin markets for Aerosmith that rank second on the latest Hot Tours recap. Dubbed the Rock N’ Roll Rumble Tour, the Aerosmith run included concerts in eight cities beginning with an outdoor Sept. 29 performance at Parque Simón Bolívar in Bogotá, Colombia. The top grosser was a sold-out stadium date in Buenos Aires on Oct. 8 with 31,097 fans present and a gross of $2.9 million. Revenue from all eight dates reached $17 million from 187,912 sold seats.

Aerosmith is set to hit the road in May with the Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour, billed as a “farewell” trek for the band. The tour kicks off in Israel on May 17 and will continue with a string of European dates into early July.

 HOT TOURS - January 31, 2017
 Ranked by Gross.  Compiled from Boxscores reported Jan. 24-30
  
RankACT
 Total Gross
 Show Date Range
 Venue/City (Shows/Sellouts)
 Total Attendance (Capacity)
  
1GUNS N' ROSES
 $56,545,220
 Oct. 27-Nov. 26
 Estadio Monumental, Lima (1/1)
 Estadio Nacional, Santiago (1/0)
 Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario, Argentina (1/0)
 Estadio River Plate, Buenos Aires (2/0)
 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
 Allianz Parque, São Paulo (2/2)
 Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro (1/1)
 Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Curitiba, Brazil (1/1)
 Estádio Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil (1/1)
 Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Medellín, Colombia (1/1)
 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José (1/0)
 565,173 (583,723)
  
2AEROSMITH
 $17,046,470
 Sept. 29-Oct. 27
 Parque Simón Bolívar, Bogotá (1/0)
 Movistar Arena, Santiago (1/1)
 Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, Buenos Aires (1/1)
 Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/1)
 Allianz Parque, São Paulo (1/1)
 Classic Hall, Recife, Brazil (1/0)
 Estadio Nacional, Lima (1/0)
 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City (1/0)
 187,912 (200,865)
  
3DOLLY PARTON
 $1,571,303
 Nov. 26-29
 Amalie Arena, Tampa (1/1)
 BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla. (1/0)
 Pensacola (Fla.) Bay Center (1/1)
 18,622 (19,463)
  
4ROBERTO CARLOS
 $1,528,207
 Sept. 23-Oct. 3
 Coliseo Pueblo, Pueblo, Mexico (1/0)
 Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City (1/0)
 Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico (1/0)
 Coliseo Centenario, Torreón, Mexico (1/0)
 Coliseo Yucatan, Merida, Mexico (1/0)
 43,468 (47,674)
  
5JOE SATRIANI
 $820,712
 Dec. 4-17
 Teatro Coliseo, Santiago (1/0)
 Espaço das Américas, São Paulo (1/0)
 Live Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil (1/0)
 Auditório Araújo Vianna, Porto Alegre, Brazil (1/0)
 Teatro de Verano, Montevideo, Uruguay (1/0)
 La Plaza de la Musica, Córdoba, Argentina (1/0)
 Luna Park, Buenos Aires (1/0)
 Teatro El Círculo, Rosario, Argentina (1/0)
 13,001 (23,239)
  
6STEVIE NICKS
 $792,903
 Dec. 17
 The Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas (1/1)
 5,040 (5,040)
  
7DIERKS BENTLEY
 $765,576
 Jan. 27-29
 Tribute Communities Centre, Oshawa, Ontario (1/1)
 Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario (1/0)
 12,866 (13,027)
  
8KEITH URBAN
 $700,273
 Dec. 14
 ICC Sydney Theatre, Sydney (1/0)
 7,575 (7,588)
  
9ADAM SANDLER
 $652,692
 Dec. 10
 Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. (1/0)
 6,827 (7,198)
  
10MAXWELL & MARY J. BLIGE
 $645,730
 Dec. 9
 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas (1/0)
 6,221 (7,620)