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Wanna Know How Much Money Rock on the Range, Rocklahoma, Rockfest, and Carolina Rebellion Made?


rocklahoma 2015_bannerThe latest Boxscore report has landed and, as usual, The PRP’s done the heavy-lifting of sorting through it and posting the information most pertinent to fans of metal and hard rock. Of particular interest in this latest round-up are several large festivals, so you can get some sense of how shows perform when there’s a whole crop of big bands on a bill.

As usual, note that these numbers are not a wholly accurate reflection of how much money these artists/festivals 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., and the festival has plenty of its own expenses to deal with. 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 and fests, especially relative to one another.

Here are a few highlights:

Artist: ‘Rock On The Range‘: Linkin Park, Slipknot, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, etc.
Venue: Columbus, OH – Mapfre Stadium
Date: May 15th-17th, 2015
Gross Sales: $4,293,389
Attendance/Capacity: 120,000 / 120,000
Ticket Prices: $199.50, $169.50, $124.50, $99.50

Artist: ‘Carolina Rebellion‘: Slipknot, Korn, Godsmack, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, etc.
Venue: Concord, NC – Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date: May 02nd-03rd, 2015
Gross Sales: $3,438,222
Attendance/Capacity: 80,000 / 80,000
Ticket Prices: $159, $139, $104.50, $74.50

Artist: ‘Rocklahoma‘: Linkin Park, Godsmack, Slayer, Papa Roach, etc.
Venue: Pryor, OK – Catch The Fever Grounds
Date: May 22nd-24th, 2015
Gross Sales: $2,263,820
Attendance/Capacity: 60,000 / 72,000
Ticket Prices: $379, $189, $109, $79.50

Artist: ‘Rockfest‘: Rob Zombie, Volbeat, Anthrax, Halestorm, etc.
Venue: Kansas City, MO – Liberty Memorial Park
Date: May 30th, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,700,645
Attendance/Capacity: 50,000 / 50,000
Ticket Prices: $60, $47.50, $27.50

Artist: ‘Northern Invasion‘: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, etc.
Venue: Somerset, WI – Somerset Amphitheatre
Date: May 09th, 2015
Gross Sales: $1,272,284
Attendance/Capacity: 25,000 / 25,000
Ticket Prices: $89.50, $69.50, $49.50


The PRP has lots more. Check ’em out.

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