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This is How Much Money Megadeth, Killswitch Engage, Behemoth, Avenged Sevenfold and More Earn at Shows


Box regularly posts “Boxscore Report” features that tally the live show grosses of some of the industry’s biggest acts. We haven’t bothered to re-post them because I didn’t know whether people cared or not… until we posted how much it’d cost to book Queens of the Stone Age, Avenged Sevenfold, Clutch and more, and that post went viral. In hindsight, duh, of course people care about this shit! ‘Murica! Money!

So, here are some figures from this week’s Boxscore Report revealing the total show grosses for a number of metal acts. Some things to keep in mind:

  • The show gross is not the number the band ends up walking away with; the venue and/or promoter will typically take a cut for themselves.
  • The headlining act will also have to pay all of the opening acts on the tour out of their take.
  • The dollar figures shown are from ticket sales only and do not include merch.

Artist: Motörhead, Graveyard & Unlocking The Truth
Venue: Club Nokia – Los Angeles, CA
Date: April 11th, 2014
Gross Sales: $90,928
Attendance/Capacity: 2,352 / 2,352
Ticket Prices: $46.50, $36.50

Artist: Killswitch Engage, Nothing More & Battlecross
Venue: Iron City – Birmingham, AL
Date: May 20th, 2014
Gross Sales: $23,119
Attendance/Capacity: 904 / 1,300
Ticket Prices: $26.50

Artist: Megadeth
Venue: Palacio de los Deportes – Mexico City, Mexico
Date: May 08th, 2014
Gross Sales: $319,716
Attendance/Capacity: 8,987 / 12,832
Ticket Prices: $35.58

Artist: Avenged Sevenfold, HELLYEAH & Adrenaline Mob
Venue: Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
Date: May 13th, 2014
Gross Sales: $503,714
Attendance/Capacity: 9,488 / 9,854
Ticket Prices: $59.20, $36.26

Artist: Revolver Golden Gods Tour: Black Label Society, Down, Devil You Know, Butcher Babies
Venue: Iron City — Birmingham, AL
Date: May 2, 2014
Gross Sales: $44,200
Attendance/Capacity: 1,300 / 1,300
Ticket Prices: $34.00

Artist: Steel Panther
Venue: Metropolis – Montreal, QC
Date: May 20th, 2014
Gross Sales: $42,018
Attendance/Capacity: 1,619 / 2,000
Ticket Prices: $27.62, $25.77

Artist: Behemoth
Venue: El Plaza Condesa – Mexico City, MEX
Date: May 05th, 2014
Gross Sales: $38,489
Attendance/Capacity: 1,131 / 2,100
Ticket Prices: $34.03

[via The PRP]

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