On October 1, GUNS N’ ROSES and THE WHO will join forces for a concert at Estadio Único De La Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The two megastar bands are also rumored to be planning joint performances in several cities in Brazil as well as in Peru and Chile.
The GUNS N’ ROSES “Not In This Lifetime” tour has now reached a staggering overall gross of $230 million since launching a year ago in April 2016, according to Billboard.
That figure includes a $38 million haul from eight concerts in Australia and New Zealand, but does not yet 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.
The Pulse Of Radio asked McKagan a while back why he thinks the music of the original GUNS N’ ROSES lineup was so important when it came out. “We were just five like-minded guys, who met at the right time, who had pretty much the same idea on how we wanted to portray our music and what we thought a band should be,” he said. “I suppose, to put a term on it, we were disenfranchised youth. And those songs, eventually, spoke to, I guess, a whole legion of other disenfranchised youth, and it just caught fire.”
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.
??ARGENTINA??#GnFnR y @TheWho
Juntos por única vez este 1 de octubre
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— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) May 4, 2017