Guns N' Roses Breaks Swedish Concert Attendance Record Set by Metallica

By Andrew Magnotta

July 24, 2018

Guns N' Roses Breaks Swedish Concert Attendance Record Set by Metallica

Guns N' Roses just played to the biggest crowd in the history of heavy rock in Sweden.

GNR's July 21 concert at Gothenberg's Ullevi Stadium was attended by 64,289 people, beating out the previous record of 63,036 set by Metallica in 2015, reports IQ Magazine.

It's yet another milestone for GNR's massive Not in This Lifetime tour which features GNR frontman Axl Rose reunited with two of the band's co-founders, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan. 

Since launching in the spring of 2016, the tour has been one the music industry's most lucrative, earning nearly half-a-billion dollars over 125 shows and selling millions of tickets worldwide. The current leg of the band's European tour kicked off in early June. 

Following the last show of the tour tonight, July 24, GNR will be off the road until November, when the band heads to Asia. 

The band reached another milestone about a week ago, when it became YouTube's most-viewed musical artist from the '80s and '90s, surpassing over 1 billion views on the music video for "November Rain."

The band's iconic debut 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction, recently rocketed back into the Top 10 after the band's Locked N' Loaded reissue was released in late-June. 


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