GUNS N’ ROSES as made Forbes magazine’s “Celebrity 100” list of the world’s top-earning entertainers for the first time. The band landed at No. 12 with earnings of $84 million in the past twelve months, before taxes and fees for managers.
The GUNS N’ ROSES “Not In This Lifetime” tour has grossed more than $230 million since launching in April 2016, according to Billboard.
That figure includes a $38 million haul from eight concerts in Australia and New Zealand, but does not account for earnings from seven Asian markets that the band visited during the first quarter of 2017.
One of the stops on the Australian trek, a two-night stand in Sydney, was the fourth biggest of the entire tour, pulling in $9.2 million from a total of 84,277 tickets sold.
The top earner on the tour remains a two-night stop in New York City, where 100,177 fans forked over $11.6 million.
Last summer’s North American leg, which featured 25 stadium shows in 21 cities, grossed a whopping $116.8 million with over one million tickets sold.
The “Not In This Lifetime” tour features classic GUNS members Slash on guitar, Duff McKagan on bass and Axl Rose on vocals, backed by drummer Frank Ferrer, guitarist Richard Fortus, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
The band, with this same lineup, will come back to North America for at least another 15 stadium dates this summer, starting on July 27 in St. Louis and ending on September 8 in San Antonio.
GUNS kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion trek in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the release of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ classic debut album, “Appetite For Destruction”, which arrived on July 21, 1987.