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This is How Much Money Guns N’ Roses, Volbeat, Black Label Society and Pelican Earn at Shows


ticketmaster-concert-ticketopethThe latest Boxscore Report from Billboard showing attendance and earnings figures for live shows is out, and The PRP’s been kind enough to sort through it and pick out all the notable metal and hard rock acts. Thanks, dudes!

Last time we posted these (for Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold and more) we included some notes, but they seem worth including again so there’s no confusion:


  • The show gross is not the dollar amount the band ends up walking away with; the venue and/or promoter takes a cut for themselves.
  • The headlining act will also have to pay all of the opening acts on the tour out of their take.
  • Each act also still has to pay crew, techs, merch guys, sound and light guys, etc. out of the gross.
  • The dollar figures shown are from ticket sales only and do not include merch.

Artist: Guns N’ Roses (3 shows)
Venue: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
Date: Jun. 04th, 06th & 07th, 2014
Gross Sales: $853,785
Attendance/Capacity: 9,221 / 10,130
Ticket Prices: $195, $129.50, $85, $69.50

Artist: Avenged Sevenfold, HELLYEAH & Adrenaline Mob
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Date: Apr. 21st, 2014
Gross Sales: $315,504
Attendance/Capacity: 7,790 / 10,000
Ticket Prices: $49.50, $39.50, $25

Artist: Volbeat, Trivium & Digital Summer
Venue: Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
Date: Apr. 14th, 2014
Gross Sales: $105,516
Attendance/Capacity: 2,723 / 2,723
Ticket Prices: $38.75

Artist: Volbeat, Trivium & Digital Summer
Venue: Boise, ID – Taco Bell Arena
Date: Apr. 13th, 2014
Gross Sales: $56,829
Attendance/Capacity: 2,238 / 2,238
Ticket Prices: $37.50, $27.50

Artist: Black Label Society, Down, Devil You Know & Butcher Babies
Venue: St. Paul, MN – Myth
Date: May 21st, 2014
Gross Sales: $50,466
Attendance/Capacity: 1,679 / 3,083
Ticket Prices: $35, $29.50

Artist: Sevendust
Venue: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Date: Apr. 28th, 2014
Gross Sales: $10,406
Attendance/Capacity: 979 / 1,200
Ticket Prices: $20, $10.11

Artist: Pelican, Nothing & Sweet Cobra
Venue: Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Date: May 16th, 2014
Gross Sales: $5,174
Attendance/Capacity: 380 / 380
Ticket Prices: $15, $13

Artist: letlive., Architects, Glass Cloud & I The Mighty
Venue: Burnsville, MN – The Garage
Date: Apr. 27th, 2014
Gross Sales: $4,212
Attendance/Capacity: 308 / 542
Ticket Prices: $15, $13


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