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Wanna Know How Much Money Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Tool, Deftones and More Earn to Play Shows?


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Billboard’s latest Boxscore report is out and, as per usual, The PRP has done all the heavy lifting by weeding out all the metal and hard rock shows that are relevant to us. Let’s have a big WHOO-HOO! for Wookubus!

As always, please 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: Black Sabbath & Reignwolf
Venue: Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
Date: Apr. 11th, 2014
Gross Sales: $1,069,020
Attendance/Capacity: 13,446 / 13,933
Ticket Prices: $114.69, $26.61

Artist: Tool & Failure
Venue: Portland, OR – Moda Center
Date: Mar. 06th, 2014
Gross Sales: $802,900
Attendance/Capacity: 13,627 / 13,641
Ticket Prices: $75, $55, $40

Artist: Judas Priest & Steel Panther
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
Date: Nov. 10th, 2014
Gross Sales: $385,953
Attendance/Capacity: 6,255 / 6,255
Ticket Prices: $99.95, $39.95

Artist: Deftones
Venue: Mexico City, MEX – Pepsi Center WTC
Date: Oct. 09th, 2014
Gross Sales: $282,371
Attendance/Capacity: 6,141 / 6,486
Ticket Prices: $45.98

Artist: Meshuggah
Venue: New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
Date: Jun. 21st, 2014
Gross Sales: $70,932
Attendance/Capacity: 2,150 / 2,150
Ticket Prices: $40, $34.50

Artist: Carcass, Exhumed, Obituary & Noisem
Venue: Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Date: Nov. 04th, 2014
Gross Sales: $12,014
Attendance/Capacity: 524 / 800
Ticket Prices: $25, $22

The PRP has a lot more earnings figures, including King Diamond, Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, GWAR, All That Remains, and more. Check them out here.

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

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