Guns N’ Roses is Now the Twelfth Largest Economy in the World

  • Axl Rosenberg

The latest Boxscore report has landed and, as usual, The PRP’s done the heavy-lifting of sorting through it and posting the box office numbers of some notable metal and hard roHOLY FUCK GUNS N’ ROSES MADE HOW MUCH FUCKING MONEY?!?!

As usual, note that these numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money these artists take home. After the ticket numbers are in, the bands still need to pay their crew and travel expenses, share a cut with the promoter, pay their manager and booking agent, etc. On the other side of it, the numbers also don’t include any money earned from merch sales, which in this case we conservatively estimate would be in the bajillions (it was the only merch booth we’ve ever seen manned by a loan officer). But these Boxscore reports do provide a general idea of the earning power of this band, and HOLY FUCK GUNS N’ ROSES ARE FUCKING RICH.

Meanwhile, Izzy Stradlin has now said that he didn’t participate in the reunion because his bandmates “didn’t want to split the loot equally.” I admire his principals… but I bet his accountant does not. Because did I mention HOLY FUCK THESE GUYS ARE MAKING FUCKING FUCKTONS OF MONEY.

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Alice In Chains
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Arrowhead Stadium
Date: Jun. 29th, 2016
Gross Sales: $3,285,043
Attendance/Capacity: 40,387 / 49,385
Ticket Prices: $254, $49

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown
Venue: Cincinnati, OH – Paul Brown Stadium
Date: Jul. 06th, 2016
Gross Sales: $2,857,336
Attendance/Capacity: 32,516 / 33,845
Ticket Prices: $253.50, $62.50

gnr rough night

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Wolfmother
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
Date: Jul. 14th, 2016
Gross Sales: $4,883,474
Attendance/Capacity: 49,328 / 49,328
Ticket Prices: $254, $49

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & Billy Talent
Venue: Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
Date: Jul. 16th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,370,460
Attendance/Capacity: 48,016 / 48,016
Ticket Prices: $195.72, $40.46

meanwhile at steven adlers house

Artist: Guns N’ RosesLenny Kravitz
Venue: East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Date: Jul. 22nd-23rd, 2016
Gross Sales: $11,687,391
Attendance/Capacity: 100,177 / 100,177
Ticket Prices: $280, $45.50

Artist: Guns N’ Roses Skrillex
Venue: Houston, TX – NRG Stadium
Date: Aug. 05th, 2016
Gross Sales: $6,166,657
Attendance/Capacity: 49,778 / 49,778
Ticket Prices: $252, $41.50

izzy stradlin exact moment

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Cult
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
Date: Aug. 18th-19th, 2016
Gross Sales: $8,917,758
Attendance/Capacity: 84,634 / 87,917
Ticket Prices: $275, $45.50

Artist: Guns N’ Roses & The Struts
Venue: San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Date: Aug. 09th, 2016
Gross Sales: $5,597,843
Attendance/Capacity: 38,173 / 38,173
Ticket Prices: $275, $55

Pictured: Matt Sorum's check for his participation in the reunion.
Pictured: Matt Sorum’s check for his participation in the reunion.

There’s a lot more (to further depress you) over at The PRP.

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