Wanna Know How Much Machine Head, Black Label Society, Ministry and Others Earn to Play Shows?


The latest Boxscore report has landed and, as usual, The PRP’s done the heavy-lifting of sorting through it and posting the box office numbers of some notable metal and hard rock bands.

Note that these numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money these artists take home. After the ticket numbers are in, the bands still need to pay the opening acts, cover their crew and travel expenses, share a cut with the promoter, pay their manager and booking agent, etc. On the other side of it, the numbers also don’t include any money earned from merch sales. But these Boxscore reports do provide a general idea of the earning power of each of these bands, especially relative to one another.

Artist: MinistryChelsea Wolfe & The God Bombs
Venue: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Date: Apr. 07th, 2018
Gross Sales: $57,159
Attendance/Capacity: 1,566 / 2,540
Ticket Prices: $36.50

Artist: Black Label SocietyCorrosion of Conformity & Red Fang
Venue: New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Date: Jan. 31st, 2018
Gross Sales: $57,028
Attendance/Capacity: 1,705 / 2,150
Ticket Prices:</span $40, $36

Artist: Machine Head
Venue: New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Date: Feb. 09th, 2018
Gross Sales: $43,997
Attendance/Capacity: 1,565 / 2,150
Ticket Prices: $35, $29.99

More show grosses, including several others from Periphery’s 2017 European tour, are available at The PRP.

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