Guns N' Roses Tour Is Second Highest-Grossing Ever

By Andrew Magnotta

December 18, 2018

Guns N' Roses Last Tour Is Second Highest-Grossing Ever

Guns N' Roses' Not in This Lifetime tour is now the second highest grossing tour of all time.

The tour, which spanned 2016 - 2018, featured front man Axl Rose reunited with guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan after about 20 years. 

When 2018 began, the tour was already the fourth highest-grossing ever, having brought in $475 million in '16 and '17. 

Now Pollstar reports the band earned more than $82 million in 2018 before concluding earlier this month. That brings its grand total to over $557 million, though some outlets report the earnings to be over $560 million.

The only more profitable tour was U2's 360 tour, which earned approximately $735 million from 2009 - 2011. 

The only other tours to surpass $500 million are The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang tour ($558 million), Ed Sheeran's Divide tour ($555 million) and Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams tour ($523 million).

Sheeran's tour resumes in 2019. 

GNR reportedly travels with about 70 team members, not including drivers and local workers, like security, catering and venue staff.  

Photo: Getty Images

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