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Wanna Know How Much Money Mastodon, Devin Townsend, Within Temptation and More Earn to Play Shows?


Billboard’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!

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: Mastodon, Gojira & Kvelertak
Venue: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Date: Nov. 04th, 2014
Gross Sales: $36,180
Attendance/Capacity: 1,206 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $30

Artist: Devin Townsend Project, Animals As Leaders & Monuments
Venue: Los Angeles, CA – The Mayan
Date: Dec. 16th, 2014
Gross Sales: $26,250
Attendance/Capacity: 1,050 / 1,300
Ticket Prices: $25

Artist: Within Temptation & Amaranthe
Venue: Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
Date: Oct. 07th, 2014
Gross Sales: $37,260
Attendance/Capacity: 1,242 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $30

The PRP has a lot more earnings figures, including Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, Airbourne, and more. Check them out here.

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

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