'Not In This Lifetime' jaunt included two shows at London Stadium
Guns N’ Roses have revealed that the European leg of their ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour pulled in a massive $112 million (£85.1 million) in ticket sales.
The band played 19 shows across Europe during the summer including two at London Stadium on June 16 and 17. Both shows, which pulled in $17.2 million (£13.1 million) alone, were the only time the band have played two dates on the tour.
G N’ R’s Slane Castle gig on May 27, also surpassed the $8 million (£6.1 million) mark in ticket sales.
According to Billboard Boxscore the tour has pulled in $400 million (£304.1 million) globally since it was first launched in April 2016.
The prolific musician – who has released over 300 albums, collaborated with the likes of Iggy Pop and Mike Patton, and notably served as a guitarist for Guns N’ Roses between 2000 and 2004 – revealed the condition during a recent appearance on the Coming Alive podcast.
Asked about the hardest thing that he’s ever gone through, Buckethead – AKA Brian Patrick Carroll – opened up about the diagnosis.
“I have a heart problem where my heart beats out of rhythm. It’s been doing it for a long time, but recently it kicked up and became really intense,” he said. “I didn’t know what was going on – I just tried to deal with it and let it do what it did. But it got really intense, so I went to the doctor and they said, ‘You’re on the verge of having a stroke.’
“They suggested I had an ablation, where they go in and freeze your heart. It’s supposed to do something with the nerves, because they said my heart was fine and it could be a genetic thing – they didn’t really know. I had that procedure and it didn’t really stop it and I’m still dealing with it.”