The Not In This Lifetime reunion tour has netted Guns N’ Roses over $5.5m per show – placing them at the top of Pollstar’s global concert chart.
Axl Rose and co made more than Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, Adele and Coldplay per show – but their average ticket price of $117 was also the highest in the top 20 list.
Trade publication Pollstar assemble their chart from information provided by promoters and venue managers, resulting in an average per-event figure for each band.
Second on the list is Springsteen, who made $5.3m per show at a ticket price of $112. He’s followed by pop stars Beyonce, Adele and Coldplay, who netted $4.9m, $4.2m and $3.9m respectively.
The project has been on hold since the guitarist returned to Guns N’ Roses, following the release of World On Fire in 2014.
Kennedy tells Music Life: “I think I knew by the fall of last year about the GN’R reunion. We actually had communication about a month ago about reconvening in the next year to 18 months. So the door is definitely open.”
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Pollstar global concert chart – average takings per show
- Guns N’ Roses – $5.5m ($117.34 per ticket)
- Bruce Springsteen – $5.2m ($112.28)
- Beyonce – $4.9m ($104.30)
- Adele – $4.3m ($111.04)
- Coldplay – $3.9m ($107.28)
- Kenny Chesney – $3.5m ($81.90)
- Justin Bieber – $2.6m ($84.87)
- Kanye West – $2.5m ($90.42)
- Drake – $2.3m ($112.58)
- Luke Bryan – $1.7m ($57.97)
Guns N Roses Not In This Lifetime tour 2016⁄2017
Nov 15: Rio de Janeiro Estadio Nilton Santos-Engenhao, Brazil
Nov 17: Curitiba Pedreira Paulo Leminski, Brazil
Nov 20: Brasilia Estadio Nacional, Brazil
Nov 23: Medellin Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Colombia
Nov 26: San Jose Estadio Nacional, Costa Rica
Jan 21: Osaka Kyocera Dome,
Jan 28: Tokyo Saitama Super Arena
Jan 29: Tokyo Saitama Super Arena
Feb 07: Brisbane QSAC Stadium
Feb 10: Sydney ANZ Stadium
Feb 11: Sydney ANZ Stadium
Feb 14: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Feb 18: Adelaide Oval
Feb 21: Perth Domain Stadium
Feb 25: Singapore Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore
Feb 28: Bangkok SCG Stadium Thailand
Mar 03: Dubai Autism Rocks Arena, UAE