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750,000 turn out for GNR’s European shows

The Not in this Lifetime juggernaut shows no signs of slowing, with three-quarters of a million tickets sold for Guns N’ Roses’ European stadium and festival dates

By Jon Chapple on 06 Nov 2018

Guns N’ Roses, Not in this Lifetime European stadium tour

image © Live Nation GSA

Guns N’ Roses’ Not in this Lifetime world tour has become one of the highest grossing of all time, according to promoter/producer Live Nation, which has revealed it sold more than 750,000 tickets for the recent European leg.

The tour’s latest European run – leg nine – which wrapped up with a record-breaking show at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg in July, saw the US rock legends play 13 stadia, along with headline slots at festivals including Download, Graspop and Firenze Rocks.

Since kicking off in 2016, the Not in this Lifetime tour has played more than 140 shows for over 5m fans in stadia, arenas and festivals. It was the most successful rock trek of 2016, and the second-highest tour of 2017, only pipped to the top spot by U2’s Joshua Tree 2017 phenomenon.

Next up for GNR Asian/African leg, taking in the Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Africa, Indonesia, Malaysia and the UAE, before returning to the US on 8 December for a show at the 50,000-capacity Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

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