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Not in this lifetime tour is 9th biggest tour ever

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Without euroshows in July 2017 NITL tour grossed 339.900.000 acording the pollstar... I except 30-40 milions + on *Finland,Prague,Paris,Viena,Hollanad and Tel Aviv show).

Now NITL tour is 9th biggest tour ever.

This list represents the top 20 grossing tours (by actual gross, not adjusted for inflation) of all time.

source is

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-grossing_concert_tours#Highest-grossing_tours_of_all_time

This list represents the top 20 grossing tours (by actual gross, not adjusted for inflation) of all time.

Rank Actual gross Inflation
(adjusted 2017 gross)
Artist Tour name Year(s) Shows Attendance Average
gross (millions)
Average
attendance
Ref.
1 $736,421,584 $784,027,536 U2 U2 360° Tour 2009–11 110 7,272,046 6.7 66,110 [1]
2 $558,255,524 $644,802,601 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour 2005–07 144 4,680,000 3.8 32,500 [1]
3 $458,673,798 $471,582,189 Roger Waters The Wall Live 2010–13 219 4,129,863 2.09 18,858 [2]
4 $441,121,000 $484,472,430 AC/DC Black Ice World Tour 2008–10 167 4,846,965 2.6 29,023 [3][4][5]
5 $408,000,000 $455,463,937 Madonna Sticky & Sweet Tour 2008–09 85 3,545,899 4.79 41,716 [6]
6 $389,047,636 $462,194,757 U2 Vertigo Tour 2005–06 131 4,619,021 2.96 35,259 [7]
7 $362,000,000 $402,676,043 The Police The Police Reunion Tour 2007–08 156 3,300,912 2.3 21,160 [8]
8 $355,600,000 $396,968,078 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrecking Ball World Tour 2012–13 136 3,650,535 2.8 18,744  
9 $339,900,000 $339,900,000 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 2016–17 74 3,087,560 4.59 41,723 [9][10]
10 $320,000,000 $502,956,978 The Rolling Stones Voodoo Lounge Tour 1994–95 124 6,336,776 2.6 51,103 [11]
11 $311,000,000 $404,896,346 The Rolling Stones Licks Tour 2002–03 115 3,470,945 2.6 30,182 [12]
12 $310,900,000 $310,900,000 Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood 2014–17 333 4,743,727 0.96 14,669 [13][14][15][10]
13 $308,000,000 $308,000,000 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams Tour 2016–17 68 3,100,000 4.02 44,607 [16]
14 $306,500,000 $306,500,000 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band The River Tour 2016 2016–17 89 2,667,775 4.0 29,020 [9][10]
15 $305,158,363 $318,339,577 Madonna The MDNA Tour 2012 88 2,212,345 3.47 25,140 [12]
16 $290,178,452 $293,564,003 One Direction Where We Are Tour 2014 69 3,439,560 4.2 49,848 [17]
17 $279,200,000 $416,542,786 Celine Dion Taking Chances World Tour 2008–09 132 2,200,000 2.1 21,667 [18][19]
[20]
18 $275,700,000 $278,564,215 Paul McCartney Out There! Tour 2013–15 84 1,958,754 3.28 23,319 [21][13]
[14]
19 $274,000,000 $402,608,820 The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon Tour 1997–98 108       [12]
20 $259,500,000 $266,803,071 Bon Jovi Because We Can 2013 102 2,657,502 2.67 27,397 [21]
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Taking into account that Gnr are only on 74 shows, I'd suggest that if they played over 100 like the other artists they would definitely be in 2nd possibly 1st.   But without adjustments for inflation the whole list seems kind of pointless anyway

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Crazy stat nobody will care about. At the end of this year U2 will likely gross between 300 - 350 million on the Joshua Tree 2017 tour(51 shows)
 

I feel like GnR will break the all time record because they will just keep touring under the same tour name until the pass everyone. GnR will probably tour for 2-3 more years under this name. They don't seem to have any interest in doing anything else so... 

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1 minute ago, Bono said:

Crazy stat nobody will care about. At the end of this year U2 will likely gross between 300 - 350 million on the Joshua Tree 2017 tour(51 shows)

Don't forget that I2 played all these years...Got new fans and had old ones...

This is the first Guns n Roses tour since 1993 (don't count nu Gnr tours)

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8 minutes ago, gnrkoncerti said:

Don't forget that I2 played all these years...Got new fans and had old ones...

This is the first Guns n Roses tour since 1993 (don't count nu Gnr tours)

Right. It's the first real GnR tour since 1993. That isn't a detractor. That's a massive positive in terms of marketing and promoting a tour.  People want to see Guns N' Roses because we haven't had Guns N ' Roses since 1993. It's why people are going to the shows. This idea that Guns N' Roses is at a disadvantage because they haven't toured in so long is opposite of what's true.  This tour is massively appealing to people because GnR hasn't toured all these years. 

 

Also I'm curious, does GnR not have old fans and did they not get any new fans ever? Who's going to the shows then? :P

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3 minutes ago, Bono said:

Right. It's the first real GnR tour since 1993. That isn't a detractor. That's a massive positive in terms of marketing and promoting a tour.  People want to see Guns N' Roses because we haven't had Guns N ' Roses since 1993. It's why people are going to the shows. This idea that Guns N' Roses is at a disadvantage because they haven't toured in so long is opposite of what's true.  This tour is massively appealing to people because GnR hasn't toured all these years. 

 

Also I'm curious, does GnR not have old fans and did they not get any new fans ever? Who's going to the shows then? :P

I've seen U2 twice this year and GNR twice last year, the U2 tour has stronger sense of vitality. And it has all the orinigal members.

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21 minutes ago, RONIN said:

Surprised to not see the Use Your Illusion tour in there...

The UYI tour was 225 shows I think. Based off today's ticket prices that would be the number one tour of all time.

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1 minute ago, The Holographic Universe said:

The UYI tour was 225 shows I think. Based off today's ticket prices that would be the number one tour of all time.

That tour was massively long. I saw it and my ticket was $33 and I was 7th row on the floor!  $33 for GnR in 1993 compared to the $800 I spent to see them on night 1 in Vegas. My how times change :lol:

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51 minutes ago, gnrkoncerti said:

 

Rank Actual gross Inflation
(adjusted 2017 gross)
Artist Tour name Year(s) Shows Attendance Average
gross (millions)
Average
attendance
Ref.
1 $736,421,584 $784,027,536 U2 U2 360° Tour 2009–11 110 7,272,046 6.7 66,110 [1]
2 $558,255,524 $644,802,601 The Rolling Stones A Bigger Bang Tour 2005–07 144 4,680,000 3.8 32,500 [1]
3 $458,673,798 $471,582,189 Roger Waters The Wall Live 2010–13 219 4,129,863 2.09 18,858 [2]
4 $441,121,000 $484,472,430 AC/DC Black Ice World Tour 2008–10 167 4,846,965 2.6 29,023 [3][4][5]
8 $355,600,000 $396,968,078 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrecking Ball World Tour 2012–13 136 3,650,535 2.8 18,744  
9 $339,900,000 $339,900,000 Guns N' Roses Not in This Lifetime... Tour 2016–17 74 3,087,560 4.59 41,723 [9][10]
18 $275,700,000 $278,564,215 Paul McCartney Out There! Tour 2013–15 84 1,958,754 3.28 23,319 [21][13]
[14]

Seen 7 of them, not bad! B-)

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27 minutes ago, RONIN said:

Surprised to not see the Use Your Illusion tour in there...

Tickets were like $20-30 back then. Adjust for inflation and it would definitely be in the top ten 

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2 hours ago, Bono said:

That tour was massively long. I saw it and my ticket was $33 and I was 7th row on the floor!  $33 for GnR in 1993 compared to the $800 I spent to see them on night 1 in Vegas. My how times change :lol:

Don't forget Guns n roses music is harder much harder than U2...

I saw U2 on that tour in Zagreb,and spent great time there...Many casual fans going to see U2 than Guns n Roses...

I really doubt that Guns n Roses NITL can be 1st...

But I'm sure it will be in 5 biggest tours...

I don''t wanna compare Guns with U2,it is stupid in music...With this topic I wanna say how masive NITL is...Nothing else

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7 minutes ago, gnrkoncerti said:

Don't forget Guns n roses music is harder much harder than U2...

I saw U2 on that tour in Zagreb,and spent great time there...Many casual fans going to see U2 than Guns n Roses...

I really doubt that Guns n Roses NITL can be 1st...

But I'm sure it will be in 5 biggest tours...

I don''t wanna compare Guns with U2,it is stupid in music...With this topic I wanna say how masive NITL is...Nothing else

 My post you quoted wasn't a comparison between bands it was about the difference in costs between my GnR ticket in 1993 and my GnR ticket in 2016. As for my first post about U2's tour this year it's just a crazy stat that at the end of 2017 with only 51 shows played on this tour they will likely have grossed enough to crack the all time top 10. Their per show average right now would put them on pace to be the all time highest grossing tour IF they were playing a similar number of shows as they did on the 360 Tour. They aren't though so it doesn't matter.  

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3 hours ago, megaguns1982 said:

Taking into account that Gnr are only on 74 shows, I'd suggest that if they played over 100 like the other artists they would definitely be in 2nd possibly 1st.   But without adjustments for inflation the whole list seems kind of pointless anyway

The adjustments for inflation are on the left hand side of the chart, right next to the actual gross. GnR has a LONG way to go to get to 1st spot. They need over $400 million more(inflation taken into account) to get there. So basically they'd need to play a total of about 170 shows on the pace they're on now. 

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Just now, scooby845 said:

Guns N' Fuckin' Roses is coming for No.1!

Watch out U2...

;)

I don't doubt it. They will just tour under the Not In This Lifetime name for the rest of time until they break it. When this tour is finally over it will probably be a 10 year, 2 billion dollar tour with 350+ shows. It's a way for Axl to justify never releasing an album.  He was too busy. 

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1 minute ago, Bono said:

I don't doubt it. They will just tour under the Not In This Lifetime name for the rest of time until they break it. When this tour is finally over it will probably be a 10 year, 2 billion dollar tour with 350+ shows. It's a way for Axl to justify never releasing an album.  He was too busy. 

I don't mind...

As I see you're a massive u2 fan I don't wanna hate but...

...GnR doesn't need all the lasery-circus-lighting-360-carousel-spectacle-thingy to attract 50% of fans who have never heard of band...

Pure music is what counts and that's why GnR is there...

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Just now, scooby845 said:

I don't mind...

As I see you're a massive u2 fan I don't wanna hate but...

...GnR doesn't need all the lasery-circus-lighting-360-carousel-spectacle-thingy to attract 50% of fans who have never heard of band...

Pure music is what counts and that's why GnR is there...

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. Because 50% of the people that went to see U2 on the 360 tour were people who had never heard of them and were only going to see the stage. GTFO.  If it's about pure music then I'll just refer you to U2's current tour they are on right now. You know the tour that's averaging more fans per show and is grossing a much higher per show average than GnR.  They have a video screen for stage production. No lasers, no pyro, just a  video screen. Hate all you want but at least know what the hell you're talking about. 

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10 minutes ago, Bono said:

Riiiiiiiiiiiiight. Because 50% of the people that went to see U2 on the 360 tour were people who had never heard of them and were only going to see the stage. GTFO.  If it's about pure music then I'll just refer you to U2's current tour they are on right now. You know the tour that's averaging more fans per show and is grossing a much higher per show average than GnR.  They have a video screen for stage production. No lasers, no pyro, just a  video screen. Hate all you want but at least know what the hell you're talking about. 

well... I honestly don't know what's so authentic about u2 that exudes the cravings for the band... perhaps you as a fan can tell me..

they have outsold the stones, roger waters, acdc, even coldplay... and have sold lesser albums than stones, waters and acdc...

Coldplay which is highly reminiscent of u2 and which I adore are getting a lot of hate nowadays and u2 doesn't...

just don;t get it...

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1 hour ago, scooby845 said:

well... I honestly don't know what's so authentic about u2 that exudes the cravings for the band... perhaps you as a fan can tell me..

they have outsold the stones, roger waters, acdc, even coldplay... and have sold lesser albums than stones, waters and acdc...

Coldplay which is highly reminiscent of u2 and which I adore are getting a lot of hate nowadays and u2 doesn't...

just don;t get it...

I don't know man. U2 gets a LOT of hate.  Don't kid yourself on that. As for their shows selling the way they do, well they are a legendary live band whether most people on this site wanna admit it or not. Their shows offer a  different vibe than the normal rock show. Maybe that's what people like. Plus whether you claim to know their songs or not they have dozens of classic songs that people recognize and love.  They could easily play a 30 song set and it would be nothing but hit after hit after hit. People used to say "I love old U2" and that used to refer to 80s U2 but then over time old U2 became 90s & 80s U2 and then all of a sudden for an entire new generation of fans Beautiful Day from 2000 was considered old U2. I can't tell you why people like U2 because it's different for everyone. 

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It's almost as if we're in the fucking Twilight Zone or something. U2 sucks, hard.

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9 minutes ago, bedilkaromawar said:

imagine if zeppelin do a reunion tour, they will break all the record..trust me

 

The cost of tickets would be astronomical and they'd sell out everywhere regardless. I don't doubt they would break the record as long as they could play enough shows. Even if they averaged $8 million per show they'd still have to play like 98 shows. 

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I'm pretty sure Muse was part of the success of the 360's U2 Tour. They played a fair amount of gigs with them and I would have bought the ticket just to see Muse perform. I'm sure a lot of people bought their ticket just for Muse.

Other than that it's incredible that U2 is number 1 of this list. I'm very surprised. Were the tickets that pricey or do a lot of people have crappy tastes?

I've never seen this band live and I'm not tempted. It's mediocre.

It's nice to see the Stones, Water and Guns n' Roses in this list anyway.

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1 hour ago, Bono said:

I don't know man. U2 gets a LOT of hate.  Don't kid yourself on that. As for their shows selling the way they do, well they are a legendary live band whether most people on this site wanna admit it or not. Their shows offer a  different vibe than the normal rock show. Maybe that's what people like. Plus whether you claim to know their songs or not they have dozens of classic songs that people recognize and love.  They could easily play a 30 song set and it would be nothing but hit after hit after hit. People used to say "I love old U2" and that used to refer to 80s U2 but then over time old U2 became 90s & 80s U2 and then all of a sudden for an entire new generation of fans Beautiful Day from 2000 was considered old U2. I can't tell you why people like U2 because it's different for everyone. 

As you can see on this forum I'm not the only one who finds u2 mediocre and generic.... 

So could you u as a fan of both gnr and u2 tell which live experience you prefer....? 

 

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