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Wanna Know How Much Money Amon Amarth, Killswitch Engage, Animals as Leaders and More Earn to Play Shows?


Amon Amarth 10Billboard’s latest Boxscore report is out and, once again, The PRP has done all the heavy lifting by weeding out all the metal and hard rock shows that are relevant to us. Thanks, Wook!

Once again: Keep in mind that these are gross box office sales, so they don’t reflect expenses that need to be taken out such as the venue’s cut, fees paid to opening acts, band expenses such as their crew, vehicle and fuel, etc. They also don’t include income from merch sales. But still, it’s fun to look at these to get an idea of the general earning power these bands have relative to one another.

Here are a few of the highlights:

Artist: Primus
Venue: New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Date: Oct. 31st, 2014
Gross Sales: $141,226
Attendance/Capacity: 2,759 / 2,759
Ticket Prices: $70, $54.50, $44.50, $34.50

Artist: Mastodon, Gojira & Kvelertak
Venue: Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Date: Oct. 29th, 2014
Gross Sales: $69,907
Attendance/Capacity: 1,965 / 2,200
Ticket Prices: $40.10, $35.20

Artist: Killswitch Engage, Trivium, Nothing More & Battlecross
Venue: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Date: May 15th, 2014
Gross Sales: $35,209
Attendance/Capacity: 1,314 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $29, $26.50

Artist: Amon Amarth, Sabaton & Skeletonwitch
Venue: Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Date: Oct. 31st, 2014
Gross Sales: $23,065
Attendance/Capacity: 889 / 1,700
Ticket Prices: $30, $25

Artist: Animals As Leaders, After The Burial & CHON
Venue: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Date: Feb. 27th, 2014
Gross Sales: $11,864
Attendance/Capacity: 661 / 700
Ticket Prices: $20, $17

Artist: Pallbearer, Tombs & Vattnet Viskar
Venue: Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz P.D.B.
Date: Oct. 25th, 2014
Gross Sales: $3,529
Attendance/Capacity: 233 / 250
Ticket Prices: $15.15

The PRP has a lot more earnings figures, including Rob Zombie, Seether, Marilyn Manson, Sonata Arctica, Black Label Society and more. Check them out here.

To see past earnings figures for tons of other metal bands, go here.

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