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750,000 turn out for GNR’s European shows

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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Guns N’ Roses break attendance record in Sweden

In the latest stop on their Not in this Lifetime TourGuns N’ Roses have broken the attendance record for a hard rock/metal act at Sweden’s Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg. 64,289 people turned up to see the band perform, surpassing the record previously set by Metallica (63,036 attendees).

The Not in this Lifetime Tour, promoted by Live Nation, has already made its way through much of Europe and North and South America, Asia and Australasia over the last two years, and has earned positive reviews along the way.

Last year saw the band top the Pollstar’s highest grossing tours list, with a total $151.5 million. The band also came second in a ranking of ticket sales, with a total 2,679,962 sold in 2017. With the best part of a million tickets sold in Europe alone, the tour has been a resounding success for the band who are well known for their turbulence.

Closing the show with ‘Paradise City’, the band impressed the huge number of concertgoers. With the success seen throughout the tour, and Sweden being no exception, many are finding comfort in the fact both rock music and the band themselves are just as popular now as when they rose to fame 30 years ago.

 


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