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Wanna Know How Much Money Mastodon, Machine Head, Asking Alexandria, Foo Fighters and Others Earn to Play Shows?

Still a very rich man.
Still a very rich man.

The latest Boxscore report has landed and, as usual, The PRP’s done the heavy-lifting of sorting through it and posting the box office numbers of some notable metal and hard rock bands.

As usual, note that these numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money these artists take home. After the ticket numbers are in, the bands still need to pay their crew and travel expenses, share a cut with the promoter, pay their manager and booking agent, etc. On the other side of it, the numbers also don’t include any money earned from merch sales. But these boxscore reports do provide a general idea of the earning power of each of these bands, especially relative to one another.

Here are a few highlights:

Artist: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs & Raimundos
Venue: Sao Paulo, BRA – Estadio do Morumbi
Date: Jan. 23rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $5,210,300
Attendance/Capacity: 66,958 / 66,958
Ticket Prices: $246.99, $67.54

Artist: Nickelback & The Pretty Reckless
Venue: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Date: Feb. 18th, 2015
Gross Sales: $600,835
Attendance/Capacity: 9,874 / 11,616
Ticket Prices: $71.62, $19.31

Artist: Marilyn Manson & Hide
Venue: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
Date: Feb. 05th, 2015
Gross Sales: $122,310
Attendance/Capacity: 2,265 / 2,500
Ticket Prices: $54

Artist: Machine Head
Venue: Dublin, IRE – The Academy
Date: Dec. 19th, 2014
Gross Sales: $32,969
Attendance/Capacity: 850 / 850
Ticket Prices: $38.79

Artist: Asking Alexandria, Blessthefall, Chelsea Grin, Upon A Burning Body and The Family Ruin
Venue: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
Date: Dec. 14th, 2014
Gross Sales: $29,352
Attendance/Capacity: 1,158 / 1,400
Ticket Prices: $28, $25

Artist: Mastodon
Venue: Dublin, IRE – The Academy
Date: Nov. 19th, 2014
Gross Sales: $28,782
Attendance/Capacity: 850 / 850
Ticket Prices: $33.86

The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.


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