The Guns N' Roses "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour is now believed to be the second-highest-grossing tour of all time, having generated an estimated $562 million since it began two and a half years ago. Pollstar reports that the trek raked in more than $82 million during 2018 alone over the course of 24 shows.
At least four other tours have topped $500 million in sales: U2's "360" trek earned $735 million, the Rolling Stones' "A Bigger Bang" cycle topped $558 million, Ed Sheeran's "Divide" road trip has grossed $555 million and Coldplay's "A Head Full Of Dreams" tour took in $523 million. With 45 headlining stadium dates still on his calendar in 2019, Sheeran may end up with the highest-grossing tour of all time.
Guns kicked off its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California's Coachella festival. The tour went on to top the $475 million mark in gross sales by the end of the following year.
Although the group's future plans are not known at the moment, guitarist Richard Fortus told St. Louis radio station KSHE that a new album or song might arrive "faster than you think." He remarked, "We are going to try to do another record and get it out soon . . . the band’s so great right now." The last LP released under the Guns N' Roses banner, Chinese Democracy, came out in November 2008.