Fans were happily surprised when Axl Rose and Slash buried the hatchet after decades of acrimony and hit the road with Guns N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime…” tour — and may be even more surprised by just how much the rock reunion earned.
According to Billboard, the band’s world tour — which began in 2016 and concluded earlier this month with a two-night stint in las Vegas — traversed six continents and sold 5,371,891 tickets.
All told, the band raked in a staggering $584.2 million, becoming the third highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard‘s Boxscore — not bad for a band that hadn’t performed together, let along spoke, since 1993.
In a rare interview with an Abu Dhabi newspaper, GNR frontman Axl Rose admitted that despite the long absence from the stage, he other O.G. band members Slash and Duff McKagan still aim at to pull out all the stops at every show.
“We all want to do the best we can for the fans — they come wanting a big performance and that is what we want to give them,” said Rose. “We all push each other to go further in terms of our performance and commitment. It doesn’t matter how many performances you do, every crowd is different and you feed off that.”