The Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ Tour of Australia and New Zealand in February 2017 saw over 350,000 tickets sold in historic return of iconic rock band
‘Together they showed why the Gunners are among the best-selling and most revered hard rock bands in history’’ – ‘Herald Sun’ Melbourne
“It’s early into 2017, but could it be the concert of the year? It’ll be bloody hard to beat.” – Libel.co.nz
The eight-concert run in February peaked with a full-house of over 74,000 at the MCG in Melbourne making GNR the first international band to sell out this historic venue. There was an aggregate 85,000 for the two-night stopover in Sydney.
Paul Dainty, President and CEO of tour promoter TEG Dainty, said the tour exceeded the already lofty expectations with the size of crowds and quality of the shows.
“Guns N’ Roses has a huge fan base in Australia, but I would say it’s now bigger than ever after this fabulous tour,” said Dainty. “Every night the band delivered its trademark sound and performance. I can’t speak highly enough of their professionalism and passion. We would love to see them back soon.”
Fernando Lebeis of Guns N’ Roses management team had high praise for the Australia and New Zealand tour. “I couldn’t picture a better tour, thanks Paul and team for such a great experience and professionalism.” said Lebeis.
TEG Dainty is part of TEG, Australasia’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company.
TEG CEO Geoff Jones has commended TEG Dainty for the delivery of a hugely successful tour.
“The Guns N’ Roses tour was exceptional in every way and TEG is delighted to have taken the show to so many fans,” said Jones. “It demonstrated the integrated capabilities of the TEG family of companies and a core strength of our business in bringing the best live entertainment to audiences in our markets.”
Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour attendance figures
2 February Westpac Stadium, Wellington – 33,000
4 February Western Springs Stadium, Auckland – 50,000
7 February QSAC Stadium, Brisbane – 40,000
10 February ANZ Stadium, Sydney – 50,000
11 February ANZ Stadium Sydney – 35,000
14 February MCG, Melbourne – 74,000
18 February Adelaide Oval, Adelaide – 36,000
21 February Domain Stadium, Perth – 35,000
“When Duff, Slash and Axl hit their straps, these are some of the most powerful rock songs ever written, basted in your face live, by brilliant musicians.” – ‘Sydney Morning Herald’
l“Guns N’ Roses, the wild guys who once redefined sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll with loud, gritty shows and calamitous offstage behaviour, showed that after nearly 30 years, they’ve still got it.” – Newshub
About Guns N’ Roses Not In This Lifetime Tour
The Not In This Lifetime Tour has sold well over 2 million tickets since it’s start in 2016, and continues on as the year’s most successful rock tour proving beyond doubt that the attitude, spirit and influence of both Guns N’ Roses and the rock & roll genre are as strong as ever. The history-making Not In This Lifetime Tour, which visited 21 cities (25 shows) in less than 2 months, wrapped the first North America leg last summer before setting its eyes on South America at the tail end of 2016. In South America, the band completely sold out all 15 dates of the tour including 13 stadium shows. Having now just concluded a hugely successful tour of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Bangkok and Dubai the Not In This Lifetime Tour continues on to the United Kingdom and Europe with 20 Stadium shows starting May 27th followed by 17 additional stadium shows in the US and Canada! 2017 truly is the year of Guns N’ Roses!”