New Study Reveals Most Successful Heavy Metal Tour Grossed $584 Million

Slash: Kreepin Deth, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons / Axl Rose Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Stagecoach / Question mark icon: SW.Games.USA, CC0 1.0 Public Domain Dedication / Wikimedia Commons
Published on:

Per a new study, we now know what the most financially successful metal tour of all time is (although, you may not be surprised by who the band is).

Thanks to the folks over at Billboard, data has been compiled that displays the top 10 most financially successful tours of all time (per Billboard Boxscore’s archives).

Billboard Boxscore has displayed their data in a list featuring the top 10 tours, with number one being the most financially successful.

For each tour on the list, the data provides a look into how many shows took place as part of that tour, how many people attended, and how much money was made (gross).

Per this new data, only one metal band/tour made the list. Can you guess which metal tour was noted as one of the most financially successful tours of all time?

Coming in at fourth place, Guns N’ Roses‘ “Not in This Lifetime… Tour” is one of the most financially successful tours of all time. Per Billboard Boxscore, this Guns N’ Roses tour consisted of 158 shows, it grossed $584 million dollars, and 5.4 million people attended.

Those are some wild numbers without a doubt. Also on this list is AC/DC‘s “Black Ice World Tour,” which came in ninth place. That tour consisted of 107 shows, grossed $442 million, and 2.8 million attended.

What do you make of Guns N’ Roses’ “Not in This Lifetime… Tour” being ranked so high up? If you are interested in seeing who else is on this list, you can find out by following this link here.

Speaking of Guns N’ Roses, the band will be hitting the road soon for a new world tour. Below you can find the band’s upcoming dates and locations associated with that world tour.

Guns N' Roses' Slash Launches Horror Movie Production Company

Watch: Middle Schoolers Nail Cover of Guns N' Roses 'Sweet Child O' Mine' While Parents Lose Their Minds

Lineup Officially Confirmed For 'Power Trip,' General Admission Starts at $599

  • 06/05 – Tel Aviv, IL – Park Hayarkon
    06/09 – Madrid, ES – Civitas Metropolitan Stadium
    06/12 – Vigo, ES – Estadio Abanca Balaídos
    06/15 – Dessel, BE – Grasspop Metal Meeting
    06/17 – Copenhagen, DK – Copenhell
    06/21 – Oslo, NO – Tons of Rock
    06/27 – Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
    06/30 – London, UK – BST Hyde Park
    07/03 – Frankfurt, DE – Deutsch Bank Park
    07/05 – Bern, CH – BERNEXPO
    07/08 – Rome, IT – Circo Massimo
    07/11 – Landgraaf, NL – Megaland
    07/13 – Paris, FR – La Defense
    07/16 – Bucharest, RO – National Arena
    07/19 – Budapest, HU – Puskás Arena
    07/22 – Athens, GR – Olympic Stadium
    08/05 – Moncton, NB – Medavie Blue Cross Stadium
    08/08 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau
    08/11 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
    08/15 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
    08/21 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
    08/24 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
    08/26 – Nashville, TN – GEODIS Park
    08/29 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
    09/01 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
    09/03 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre
    09/06 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
    09/09 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
    09/12 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
    09/15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
    09/20 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
    09/23 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
    09/26 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
    09/28 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
    10/01 – San Diego, CA – Snapdragon Stadium
    10/08 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
    10/11 – Phoenix, AZ – Chase Field
    10/16 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place