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Crikey, Metallica Still Earn a Shitload of Money at Their Shows

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As promised, after a good week-long break thanks to the yutz known as Jered Threatin, MetalSucks will now return to our previously scheduled programming of all-Metallica, all-Corey Taylor all the time.

To boot: Metallica make a lot of fucking money. We knew this already — last year’s North American tour averaged grosses of over $4 million per show, with their European average breaking $2 million — but the most recent Boxscore report shows that the Metallica money train just keeps rollin’. Someone call Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson!

You may be tempted to call these recent numbers “paltry” compared to the band’s usual haul, but keep in mind the dates they’ve been playing recently have mostly been in smaller markets.

As usual, please note that Boxscore 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 reports do provide a general idea of the earning power of bands relative to one another.

Artist: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Date: Oct. 18th, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,359,924
Attendance/Capacity: 18,502 / 18,765
Ticket Prices: $138, $71

Artist: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Date: Oct. 25th, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,163,595
Attendance/Capacity: 18,545 / 18,545
Ticket Prices: $145, $75

Artist: Metallica & Jim Breuer
Venue: Albany, NY – Times Union Center
Date: Oct. 29th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,936,231
Attendance/Capacity: 15,661 / 15,661
Ticket Prices: $131, $61

And here are some eye-popping numbers for Nine Inch Nails, too:

Artist: Nine Inch Nails & The Jesus & Mary Chain
Venue: New York City, NY – Radio City Music Hall
Date: Oct. 13th-14th, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,381,907
Attendance/Capacity: 11,535 / 11,535
Ticket Prices: $244, $196, $144, $93.50, $69

[via The PRP]

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