Are Guns N’ Roses’ Stadium Shows Selling Out?


Guns N’ Roses are two shows into their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ summer stadium tour, and attendance numbers are starting to come in. Eddie Trunk and numerous other outlets reported that GNR’s kick off show at Ford Field in Detroit had 41,000 fans in attendance. Ford Field’s capacity for football games is 65,000, but sections are blocked off behind the stage. USA Today reports that around 40,000 were in attendance at Sunday’s show in Washington DC at FedEx Field. FedEx Field’s capacity is 82,000 for football games, though like Ford Field sections are blocked off behind the stage.

Sales are strong in markets like Chicago, Foxborough, Nashville, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, Houston, and Seattle, despite there not being sell outs. Sales are weaker for second shows in Chicago and Foxborough, and sales have been slower in Pittsburgh than in other major markets. Many good seats are also still available in Glendale. Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles is sold out, with tickets still available for the second night. Dodger Stadium is a baseball stadium, which holds less people than a football stadium, which is a monumental type of venue to sell out. U2’s 360° tour from 2009 to 2011 was one of the few hugely successful North American rock stadium tours in recent memory. U2 were able to sell out every concert, with the band setting the U.S. attendance record for a single headlining act with 97,014 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA on October 25, 2009.

While GNR will not match U2’s huge tour, the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour will be one of the more successful tours in recent rock and roll history.

Below is a look at the available tickets for GNR’s second show in Chicago.