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Wanna Know How Much Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Ghost, the Misfits, 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: Ozzy Osbourne
Venue: Santiago, CHL – Movistar Arena
Date: May 08th, 2018
Gross Sales: $934,886
Attendance/Capacity: 13,632 / 14,975
Ticket Prices: $128.04, $32.01

Artist: SlayerLamb of GodAnthraxBehemoth & Testament
Venue: Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park
Date: May 13th, 2018
Gross Sales: $715,760
Attendance/Capacity: 13,711 / 13,711
Ticket Prices: $75, $60, $55, $39.50

Artist: Ghost
Venue: Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Date: May 13th, 2018
Gross Sales: $77,000
Attendance/Capacity: 2,200 / 2,200
Ticket Prices: $35

Artist: The Original MisfitsSuicidal Tendencies & Murphy’s Law
Venue: Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Date: May 19th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,699,581
Attendance/Capacity: 12,498 / 12,498
Ticket Prices: $139.50, $49.50

More show grosses are available at The PRP.

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