Guns N' Roses is going on tour! It's a tour that lacks Slash and the rest of the classic lineup, but that hasn't deterred fans from getting tickets. So far, the group is most popular in Florida and Texas. Over 42% of all orders for the tour are for the shows in those two states. While there are two dates in each state, compared to just one show in other locations, the number of orders for each show is still higher than anywhere else.
So what about attendance? Which state can stake a claim as holding the most Guns N' Rose fans? Unsurprisingly, most attendees are residents of the states that are doing the best in orders. For example, over 18% of tour attendees are from Florida and 17% are from Texas, and those are the two states that have the most orders.
Yet, when you get down to the details, you get some interesting numbers. As an example, it's worth noting that not all attendees going to the Texas shows are from Texas. About 11% of orders come from out of state, from far-flung places like Virginia, Ohio, and even Hawaii. The figures are even more interesting for the Florida shows. Almost 20% of attendees for those shows are from out of state.
Clearly some people enjoy Guns N' Roses enough to travel hundreds of miles to see them. I speculate that a lot of those people are not traveling only to see G N' R. Rather, they're likely traveling on vacation, which includes going to the concert.
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Unlike some acts that command prices that are sometimes above $200 on average, the averages for Guns N' Roses are actually relatively low for a band with their history and amount of success.
For example, average prices for fellow rocker Sting start just about where Guns N' Roses' average prices end. The lowest average price for Sting is $160, compared to Guns N' Roses highest average price of $166 for the concert in Camden, NJ. The lowest average price for G N' R is for the concert is Omaha, NE, at $115.
Seeing the Guns N' Roses Tour
The fall 2011 Guns N' Roses tour begins on October 28 in Orlando, FL. The tour is mostly a one-city-a-state deal, except for the two shows in Florida and Texas. It'll run through November before ending on December 1 in Auburn Hills, MI. Check out the full schedule below, then visit the Guns N' Roses page to purchase tickets.
- October 28 at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL
- October 29 at the American Airways Arena in Miami, FL
- October 31 at the Bi-lo Center in Greenville, SC
- November 2 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
- November 4 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX
- November 5 at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, TX
- November 8 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, NE
- November 9 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, OK
- November 12 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, MO
- November 13 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
- November 15 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL
- November 17 at the Izod Center in E. Rutherford, NJ
- November 19 at the Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT
- November 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes Barre, PA
- November 23 at the Times Union Center in Albany, NY
- November 25 at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA
- November 26 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ
- December 1 at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, MI